Drool Over The New BMW M4 CSL In New Walkaround Video

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Love it or hate it, the CSL is an impressive feat of engineering.

2022 is turning out to be one of BMW M division's busiest years. We knew this would be the case as the brand celebrates 50 years of M cars with more colorful special editions than we can keep track of. But the one product that stands head and shoulders above the rest is the new BMW M4 CSL. Only 1,000 of these stripped-down, track-focused coupes will be produced. Because most enthusiasts will never get to experience the CSL for themselves, BMW M has been so kind as to reveal a new walkaround video highlighting some of the reasons that the CSL costs twice as much as a regular M4.

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As the presenter emphasizes, the CSL's greater performance has been made possible by a plethora of weight-saving measures. It starts with the liberal use of carbon for the front splitter, air intake, hood, mirror caps, roof, and diffuser. The Frozen Brooklyn Grey metallic example featured in the video looks particularly menacing, and we must admit that the brash appearance has gradually grown on us.

Heading inside, there are more changes. While you can simply press a button to adjust the seat in your 7 Series, the M4 CSL's procedure is a lot manlier. The presenter shows us how the M carbon full bucket seats can only be adjusted for height by changing screw connections in the seats' base. You can even remove the seat head pad to make more space for a helmet.

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BMW M/YouTube

More carbon has been used for the construction of the lightweight center console that includes a wireless charging pad. At the back, there's not much to talk about: the rear seats are gone and in their place is a storage area for two helmets.

The M4 CSL's record Nurburgring lap time is achievable by all these weight-saving measures but also because of a more powerful engine, a stiffer suspension, and a uniquely tuned eight-speed automatic. The 3.0-liter turbocharged inline-six engine makes 543 horsepower and 479 lb-ft of torque, resulting in a 0-60 mph time of just 3.6 seconds. Inside and out, BMW has not held back in creating the fiercest M4 yet, and the new M4 CSL is clearly the new crown jewel of the M lineup.

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