BMW M4 CSL Video, Spy Photos Reveal Interior And Hint At ‘Ring Run


BMW fans can’t wait for May 20 to arrive. That’s when the new M4 CSL debuted into the world, and to fan the flames a bit, the official BMW M video offers up what to expect. However, it got even better, with a series of new CSL spy photos showing the interior in sharp detail. Combined, we’re easily looking at the best in what should be the hottest two-door BMW of all.

The timing of the video and spy shots couldn’t be better. BMW M shared a four-minute video on YouTube that goes over some of the prep and testing work being done on the new CSL. In the process, we get a close look at the ducktail spoiler and immediate confirmation of the rubber used – the Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 R. The track-focused, high-performance tires may come as no surprise, as is the lack of rear seats. The video offers a glimpse of the empty space behind the driver, and also confirms another detail: the M4 CSL will use an automatic transmission.

If you find the video a little too vague regarding the seats and gearbox, we offer a new series of spy photos in the gallery above for your consideration. Not to forget the automatic stem on the center console, surrounded by carbon fiber with clearly visible M and CSL branding. Another shot of the interior captures the CSL’s aggressive front seats with nothing behind them. Removing the rear seats will be part of BMW’s weight-saving activity that could cut more than 200 pounds off the M4. And if the upgraded 3.0-liter 6-cylinder engine gets the rumored 550 horsepower boost, the CSL could be very fast on the track.

Are we talking about setting a record on the fly? The video from the BMW M does hint at changing lap times at the Nordschleife, but don’t expect the CSL to rival the Porsche 911 GT2 RS for an all-out record at the Nürburgring. However, there is a very good chance that BMW will push the CSL to its limits for a factory record as the fastest production Bimmer to ever cross the ‘Ring.


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