The 2023 BMW 3.0 CSL will be equipped with a straight-six engine which will be mated to 6-speed manual gearbox.
To celebrate the occasion of its golden jubilee, BMW is set to mark the return of one of its icons, the 3.0 CSL. The major design inspiration for the 2023 BMW 3.0 CSL has been taken from the 3.0 CSL Hommage concept vehicle. This can be seen in the BMW kidney grille that has been added to the new model but with a lattice-shaped insert in a diamond structure. The side window surrounds and the grille's frame has a satin metal finish. The massive recessed areas in the front apron are reminiscent of the original 3.0 CSL. On the mechanical front, the model is equipped with a twin-turbo 3.0-litre engine that produces 545bhp and 550Nm.
The rear of the vehicle has the most evident resemblance to the vintage design thanks to BMW M's addition of a large wing featuring the iconic Batmobile design. It also features a retro-styled M Power logo. A roof-mounted spoiler resembling the E9 model completes the huge aero feature.
Large track widths that considerably contribute to the vehicle's high cornering dynamics are indicated by the vehicle's muscular wheel arches. They provide room for the forged light-alloy Y-spoke alloy wheels, which measure 20 inches on the front axle and 21 inches on the rear axle. The gleaming and gold-painted shoes have a Y-spoke design and wear custom Michelin tyres that have the number '50' imprinted on the sidewall to commemorate M's fifty-year anniversary.
BMW has installed an M differential on the rear axle, which gets all power from the manual transmission. Both, a track-focused adaptive M suspension with electronically regulated shock absorbers and carbon-ceramic brakes are standard. On the inside, the BMW 3.0 CSL has racing bucket seats, which are found in the M4 CSL, along with carbon fibre door panels and additional carbon fibre trim. Similar to the M4 CSL, the back seats have also been removed and replaced with a helmet storage area.
Only 50 units of the 3.0 CSL will be manufactured by BMW in a period of around three months. While some of the CFRP parts will be made by hand, the paint job will demand a specific procedure. In a labour-intensive procedure that can take up to 10 days, each car will pass through no less than eight assembly cycles at the same number of production locations. BMW has not made any revelation about the price of this model.