The BMW M4 CSL is a precision machine built for speed and power. And what better place to push the limits of this high-performance vehicle, at least on a straight line, than on the unrestricted sections of the German Autobahn.
Automann-TV on YouTube gives us a full driver's point of view of the BMW M4 CSL whilst setting the Autobahn ablaze. Along with various attempts to test the lightweight model's acceleration rate, the driver also tried to reach its top speed, which is electronically limited to 191 miles per hour (307 kilometres per hour). Unfortunately, the driver only reached 186 mph (300 km/h) as indicated in the speedometer.
Gallery: 2022 BMW M4 CSL
BMW is only making 1,000 examples of the M4 CSL worldwide. The coupe received numerous improvements over the M4 Competition, making it the fastest BMW ever to lap the Nurburgring's Nordschleife circuit in just 7:20.2.
The M4 CSL features a twin-turbocharged 3.0-litre inline-six engine that produces 543 bhp, a 40-bhp increase over the M4 Competition. The output could be higher than advertised, though, as discovered when the car was tested on a dyno before.
BMW has gone to great lengths to reduce the M4 CSL's weight, eliminating 105 kilograms (231 pounds), giving the coupe a 1,605-kg (3,640-lbs) curb weight. The weight loss programme included cutting the rear seats, using carbon-fibre-reinforced plastic components, and installing a titanium rear silencer. CFRP was also used for the double-bubble roof, which also helped in lowering the car's centre of gravity.
Inside, the limited model has two lightweight M Carbon full bucket seats designed for track driving. They lack lumbar support, power adjustability, and heating, but BMW offers heated M Carbon bucket seats with complete power adjustability as a no-cost option. There are no rear seats, too.
The BMW M4 CSL's visual enhancements are all about performance, with maximum cooling potential and generating downforce in mind. High- and low-temperature cooling circuits ensure optimal operating temperatures during street and track driving.