The BMW M4 CSL has set a new Nurburgring lap record in the middle-class segment. The coupe completed a lap of the circuit in 7 min 18.137 seconds, which is slightly slower than the Porsche 911 GT3.
This is not the first time the M4 CSL has been around the Nordschleife. Back in May 2022, the car had set a lap time of 7 min 20.207 seconds, making it the fastest M car ever to lap the ‘Green Hell’.
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.
Earlier this week, BMW test driver Jörg Weidinger also set a new lap record in the M2. It posted a time of 7 min 38.706 seconds, making it the fastest in the compact class. A day later, BMW announced the lap time for the M3 CS. While the sports sedan didn’t set any records, it did clock a fairly quick time of 7 min 28.760 seconds.