BMW 3.0 CSL 2023, 560 CV and manual transmission for the rebirth of an icon

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BMW has saved the best for last. The year 2022 has been marked by the celebrations of the 501st anniversary of M, its most efficient division. A party for which the BMW M3 Touring, the BMW M4 CSL and the new BMW M2 have been dropped. A luxury cast that has now just improved with the rebirth of an icon: the 2023 BMW 3.0 CSL.

The brand defines it as the “most exclusive model” in the history of M and it does not lack reasons: it has plenty. Under the hood of the BMW 3.0 CSL is the most powerful road-legalized version of BMW M’s 3.0-litre twin-turbo inline-six engine: it produces 560PS at 7,200rpm and has a torque of 550Nm. This represents an increase of 10PS compared to the BMW M4 CSL, although it loses 100Nm in torque due to manual gearbox restrictions.

Yes, the BMW 3.0 CSL has a six-speed manual transmission with which that power is transmitted exclusively to the rear axle with the help of an active limited slip rear differential. This goes hand in hand with Dynamic Stability Control (DSC) and has M Traction Control, a function that allows you to customize the traction control intervention threshold with the ten available levels.

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BMW still has not announced performance figures: it is assumed that the 2023 3.0 CSL will be noticeably quicker than the M4 on which it is based.

Fine tunning

BMW wanted to retain one of the key features of the original 3.0 CSL: the suspensions. The ones on the front axle are double-arm and on the rear they have a five-arm axle with an M-specific design. We added to the recipe some electronically controlled adaptive dampers and an adjustable carbon-ceramic brake system (400x38mm front discs and 400x38mm rear discs). 380x28mm). The steering, by the way, is electromechanical M Servotronic with variable ratio.

The balance of the BMW 3.0 CSL 2023 gives us a figure of 1,270 kilos: 355 less than the BMW M4 CSL and 455 kilos below the BMW M4 Competition. This greatly improves the power-weight ratio and has been achieved thanks to the special effort that the Bavarian brand has put into lightening the weight.

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Almost all the body panels are made of carbon fiber reinforced plastic (CFRP), Meanwhile he carbon It has been the material chosen for the roof, bonnet, front and rear skirts, side sills, diffuser, spoiler and rear spoiler without forgetting the boot lid and fixings. Many of these pieces are made by hand and exclusively for this model. The icing on the cake is the lightweight titanium exhausts and the minimal presence of insulating material.

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