the new 543 hp ‘lightweight’ sports car

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BMW M4 CSL 2023

There is officially a new member of the reduced lineup Light Sport Coupe: It’s the 2023 BMW M4 CSL.

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BMW M4 CSL 2023 It is presented as the lightest version of the performance models of the German brand’s Series 4 range. As the name implies “Light Sport Coupe”, all modifications it receives points to reduce your weight as much as possible.

The matter of losing kilograms led to the rear seat removal and to the use of carbon fiber for the construction of the roof, hood and trunk lid. Weight was also saved by simplifying the front grille, taillights, floor mats and climate control (less 3.6 kilograms).

The front seats were replaced by ones of hub type M Carbon that reduce weight by 24 kilograms, subtract 21 kilograms from the carbon and ceramic brakes, forged wheels, springs and points. The new acoustic insulation removes 15 kilograms.

BMW M4 CSL 2023

BMW M4 CSL 2023

Fast on the tracks: BMW M4 CSL 2023

Adjustments applied to the new 2023 BMW M4 CSL result in a curb weight of 1,651 kilograms and a weight/power ratio of three kg/hp. Becoming the BMW faster series production to tour the German Nürburgring circuit.

And even more to learn about the lightweight sports car. Modifications also included new shock absorbers and chassis tuning, reinforced suspension and stabilizer bars special engineering. New set of six-piston brakes.

The traction control system enables controlled drifts as well as faster track times with settings for specific conditions such as in dry weather or wet weather. It is complemented by a set of specially designed Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 R tires.

BMW M4 CSL 2023

BMW M4 CSL 2023

Powertrain Features

The BMW acronym CSL also stands for highly powerful models. In the case of the new M4, they were 543 horsepower those injected into a 3.0-liter twin-turbocharged six-cylinder engine, the torque delivery for its part is 649nm

Thus, the benefits can not be less than amazing. Acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h in 3.6 seconds and top speed of 307 km/h. That just as he has managed to complete the Nürburgring track in 7:20.2. It must be said that weight was also saved inside the engine.

The rear drive system (an all-wheel drive would be too heavy), and if you were hoping the ‘cherry on the cake’ would be a manual gearbox, be disappointed as the only option is a automatic transmission eight speed.

BMW M4 CSL 2023

The customization range Offers standard Brooklyn Gray metallic, Alpine White metallic and Black Sapphire metallic exterior colors. For reasons of celebration of the 50 years of the bmw M Division, features the brand’s sporty circles and red details on its badge.

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Jessica Paola Vera Garcia.


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