[VIDEO] The new BMW 3.0 CSL: A Masterpiece Reborn

This week, BMW made headlines with one of its rarest and most expensive cars ever produced: the BMW 3.0 CSL. Celebrating BMW M’s 50th anniversary, only 50 units of this remarkable vehicle exist, making it a coveted piece for enthusiasts and collectors alike. And now, you can see it up close in a special video from Supercar Blondie, offering an exclusive look at this engineering marvel.

BMW M, founded in 1972, started with a modified version of the E9 CS, dubbed the BMW 3.0 CSL. Fifty years later, BMW has introduced a modern tribute to this iconic model. The new 3.0 CSL, often referred to as BMW’s new Batmobile, stands out for its exclusivity and handcrafted excellence. Thirty specialists spent ten days crafting each unit, with the livery alone taking six days and involving eight layers of Alpine White paint.

Technically, the 3.0 CSL showcases BMW’s dedication to precision and performance. The grille, a critical design feature, avoids the controversial elongated design seen in recent M3 and M4 models. Instead, it presents a proportionate, triangular pattern, complemented by a brushed aluminium contour and the 50th-anniversary BMW badge. The entire body is carbon fibre, providing a lightweight yet robust structure. The intricate bodywork includes a unique bonnet design that integrates seamlessly into the vehicle’s aerodynamic form.

The design references the original 1970s 3.0 CSL. Circular intakes, carbon fibre strips, and yellow headlights pay homage to the classic model. The lightweight, centre-locking gold rims, carbon ceramic brakes, and Michelin Pilot Sport 4S tyres enhance performance. Special 50th-anniversary markings highlight the car’s exclusivity, with only 50 units produced, mirroring the limited run of the original 3.0 CSL.

Inside, the 3.0 CSL combines luxury with functionality. The cabin features carbon fibre bucket seats, Alcantara leather, and a steering wheel with personalized driver setup options. Despite its high-performance focus, the interior offers practical storage space, emphasizing its versatility. The six-speed manual gear selector underscores BMW’s commitment to driving purity and engagement.

Under the hood, the 3.0 CSL boasts a 3.0-litre straight-six engine, producing 560 horsepower. While official 0-100 km/h metrics are not disclosed, the vehicle is designed for exhilarating track and road performance. The engine bay features clean lines, iconic M badging, and prominent turbochargers, showcasing BMW’s engineering prowess.

The BMW 3.0 CSL stands as a testament to BMW’s dedication to innovation, craftsmanship, and performance. Available through exclusive auctions, this vehicle represents a significant milestone in BMW’s history. For those fortunate enough to acquire one, the 3.0 CSL is not just a car but a piece of automotive art destined to appreciate value and prestige.

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