BMW has taken the wraps off what could be the sportiest M cars ever made, at least, that’s what the Nurburgring lap time suggests. The new BMW M4 CSL went around the ‘Green Hell’ in 7 mins 20.207 seconds – the fastest of any ‘M’ car.
Powering the M4 CSL is BMW’s 3.0-liter, twin-turbo 6-cylinder engine. The inline motor develops 543 hp, which is 40 hp more than the M4 Competition and 479 lb-ft of torque. It is paired with an 8-speed automatic transmission, enabling the car to sprint from 0-60 mph in just 3.6 seconds. The M4 CSL can reach a top speed of 191 mph.
While the M4 CSL packs a decent punch, it’s the lightweight construction and tuned handling, which enables it to attack the corners. It weighs 109 kg less than the standard M4, thanks to the use of carbon fibre reinforced plastics, lightweight seats and sound insulation and a titanium exhaust. The car also comes with carbon-ceramic brakes, a carbon bonnet, roof and boot lid.
Only 1000 units of the M4 CSL will be produced, with a price tag of $140,895.