BMW will use the Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este later this month on the shores of Italy’s Lake Como to present the long-awaited M4 CSL, the first modern CSL car in almost two decades. However, according to a new report, there is also a special version of the Hommage car to really celebrate this year’s 50th anniversary of the BMW M with a bang.
Engine reported on Wednesday that the regular M4 CSL, a prototype of which is shown above, will have about 550 hp, and the Hommage version will increase power to something closer to 600 hp. The Hommage version is expected to lose weight dramatically thanks to its unique lightweight body, which should lead to bright performance, given that the regular M4 CSL, which will share its body with the M4, itself should lose about 220 pounds compared to stock. M4.
Expect a unique body with elements inspired by the 3.0 CSL race car of the 1970s, which was the first project the BMW M worked on since its founding in 1972. Earlier, BMW honored the original 3.0 CSL with its own Concept Car 3.0 CSL Hommage opened in the last decade. These concepts can provide clues as to what BMW has planned.
Concept BMW 3.0 CSL Hommage R, 2015 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance
Reported performance claims of the Hommage M4 CSL version include acceleration from 0-60 mph in about 3.5 seconds and a top speed approaching 200 mph.
In case you want, be prepared to pay at least 600,000 euros (approximately $ 630,375) for the report. And, apparently, only 50 examples are planned.
We should get more details soon, as the Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este is scheduled for May 20-22. To get full coverage of the event, head to our special center.