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BMW Is Cooking A New CSL Model For 2016, Says Report

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FortsetzenWhile we're still waiting for the BMW M2 to pop up at any time, new reports indicate of a more brutal and hardcore series being cooked by BMW. Let's be real for a second; the most iconic cars to roll off the German car manufacturer's production line
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BMW Is Cooking A New CSL Model For 2016, Says Report

While we’re still waiting for the BMW M2 to pop up at any time, new reports indicate of a more brutal and hardcore series being cooked by BMW.

Let’s be real for a second; the most iconic cars to roll off the German car manufacturer’s production line weren’t the M badged models, but the CSL ones. And for BMW to stick the CSL moniker to one of its products, it can only mean that the car in question is a well-sorted, balanced, lightweight monster.

In fact, the models are still mentioned by diehard BMW aficionados as being the automobiles that made lightweight performance history for the brand; the climax of the German car manufacturer. And for good reason, because CSL is for BMW what GTO is for Ferrari.

Until now, the E9 3.0 CSL along with the E46 M3 CSL were the only two cars crowned with the desirable badge, but that’s about to change soon.

Information provided by a high-profile user (and possibly, a BMW insider) on Bimmerforums named Scott26 , reports that one or more new CSL models are coming, with the first to be shown in 2016.

This car will sport some styling ideas as seen on the Hommage concept to differentiate from the standard M cars through rad body-kit enhancements. Nevertheless, the CSL cars won’t be all about brute power, as they will be also used as test labs, as the for member states:

"CSL cars will not only be the most extreme variants but will also be used as the innovation test lab to test new and exciting innovation to enhance performance but meeting legislation. That includes variations of Power eDrive that have been developed to enhance and assist performance whilst delivering exceptional sustainability.

CSL cars will be innovative in using lightweight materials, the BMW M4 GTS has its upper body completely fabricated with CFRP. And BMW have done additional developments with parts of the M4 chassis also using CFRP in reference to Motorsport purpose, but it would not be unthinkable for application within a road car."

To put it simply, the CSL moniker will continue its heritage to blend motorsport innovations with conventional road cars, creating awesome machines in the process.

Be that as it may, it’s not yet clear which cars will receive the CSL treatment, but the information hints at both the M4 model and at the upcoming M2 – which isn’t directly mentioned, but it’s very likely that it will get a CSL variant.

A possible M4 CSL could use the same ideas as the GTS model (water injection and whatnot), but distinguish itself further by an increase in weight reduction and BMW’s latest gizmos, such as an E-Boost system as seen in the CSL Hommage. Additionally, a CSL model could come equipped with motorsport-enhanced goodies that aren't available right-now on BMW road cars, such as carbon-fiber wheels, steering wheel and suspension components.

Yes, we know. We can barely stop drooling too.

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BMW Is Cooking A New CSL Model For 2016, Says Report

BMW Is Cooking A New CSL Model For 2016, Says Report

BMW Is Cooking A New CSL Model For 2016, Says Report

BMW Is Cooking A New CSL Model For 2016, Says Report

BMW Is Cooking A New CSL Model For 2016, Says Report

BMW Is Cooking A New CSL Model For 2016, Says Report

BMW Is Cooking A New CSL Model For 2016, Says Report

BMW Is Cooking A New CSL Model For 2016, Says Report

BMW Is Cooking A New CSL Model For 2016, Says Report

BMW Is Cooking A New CSL Model For 2016, Says Report

BMW Is Cooking A New CSL Model For 2016, Says Report

BMW Is Cooking A New CSL Model For 2016, Says Report

BMW Is Cooking A New CSL Model For 2016, Says Report

BMW Is Cooking A New CSL Model For 2016, Says Report

BMW Is Cooking A New CSL Model For 2016, Says Report

BMW Is Cooking A New CSL Model For 2016, Says Report

BMW Is Cooking A New CSL Model For 2016, Says Report

BMW Is Cooking A New CSL Model For 2016, Says Report

BMW Is Cooking A New CSL Model For 2016, Says Report

BMW Is Cooking A New CSL Model For 2016, Says Report

BMW Is Cooking A New CSL Model For 2016, Says Report

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