On the occasion of the 50th anniversary of BMW’s M unit, the BMW Blog website understands that the revised version of 3.0 CSL based on the concept of CSL Hommage can see the light of day in a very small series. The 600 hp format can be displayed for over € 600,000.
In 2015, at the famous Villa d’Este fashion competition in Italy, BMW created a surprise and a new concept of revival. After the M1 Hommage, it was 3.0 CSL that the manufacturer decided to blink. Since its presentation, the concept of revival according to Series 6 has been demonstrated in various instances but has never led to the effective implementation of a project. However, according to the most knowledgeable BMW Blog, builder can inspect its copy in 50 occasionsand anniversary of the Motorsport unit. He who already has several innovations in his half-century celebration boxes (M2, M3 Touring, M4 CSL and XM) can offer the ultimate innovation to mark the occasion. Note that it was not the 2002 Turbo, but 3.0 CSL launched the M unit in the manufacturer.
600 hp with manual gearbox!
According to the website, the modified coupe would be based on the new M4 CSL and, under the hood, the same engine block. However, turbocharged straight-six can achieve ” greater power “, according to the blog. Rumors indicate 600 hp and 700 Nm of torque. Weight can be reduced thanks to 1,550 kg thanks to the removal of the rear seat, high carbon consumption and reduced equipment. BMW Blog ensures that this modern 3.0 CSL will be able to go from 0 to 100 km / h in 3.5 seconds. and reaching a peak of 300 km / h. Still based on information from the web, the manufacturer has decided to skip the automatic gearbox for manual transmission… Old style!
Very small series?
From a stylistic point of view, many aspects should be guided by the concept of Tribute. However, the designers could not pass all the lines in the model of the road for technical reasons only. The elevated BMW 3.0 CSL could cost no less than € 600,000 and would not be manufactured for more than 50 units. According to BMW Blog, potential buyers have already been reached. To be continued … The results of this story could happen soon, and why not be on the shores of Lake Como from May 20?