New BMW 3.0 CSL: 560hp RWD manual!

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Published on 24 Nov 2022, 16:35
This is the all-new BMW 3.0 CSL!

It’s been 50 years since the launch of BMW’s M division, and it’s celebrating the anniversary with the release of this limited-edition 3.0 CSL!

First things first, let’s look at the design… And what a design! It’s one of the wildest-looking M cars BMW has ever released, and as a result, it’s one of the best M cars ever released! Up front, there’s an updated kidney grille (which let’s be honest, looks SO much better than the new M3 & M4 grille) that comes with brushed aluminium frames. There are also vertical carbon fins on either side of the bonnet which were inspired by the original CSL. Around the back, you’ll find two rear wings, and the whole body is covered in smart creases. Oh, and let’s not forget that the whole body is made from carbon fibre!

On the inside, the 3.0 CSL looks very similar to the M4 CSL. However, bar a few badges and minor design changes, there’s one key difference… There’s a bright white gear lever embossed with a ’50’ logo, as the 3.0 CSL is available as a manual only!

Under the bonnet, you’ll find the most powerful 6-cylinder engine BMW has ever put in a production car. This 3-litre twin-turbo straight-six produces 560hp, which is 50hp more than the standard M4 Competition! BMW hasn’t released performance stats yet, but you can bet that this will come in at under 4 seconds.

There are only 50 3.0 CSLs set to be produced, making it one of the rarest BMW M cars around. Given that the M4 CSL was limited to 1,000 units and costs around £120,000, you can guarantee the 3.0 CSL is set to easily cost £250,000+!

But is it worth it?! You’ll need to stick with Mat and see for yourself!

00:00 Intro
00:25 3.0 CSL
01:10 Design
03:30 Interior
04:04 Engine
04:33 Production
05:04 Gearbox
05:50 Weight
06:44 Performance
07:27 Driving
08:03 Price