BMW M4 CSL Video, Spy Photos Reveal Interior And Hint At 'Ring Run

BMW enthusiasts can’t wait for May 20 to arrive. That’s when the new M4 CSL debuts to the world, and to fan the flames a bit, an official video from BMW M offers a taste of what to expect. It gets even better, however, with a fresh set of CSL spy photos showing the interior in sharp detail. Combined, we easily have our best look at what should be the hottest two-door BMW of them all.

The timing of the video and spy shots couldn’t be better. BMW M shared a four-minute video on YouTube that discusses some of the prep work and testing that’s gone into the new CSL. In the process, we get a close-up look at the ducktail spoiler and a straight-up confirmation of the rubber being used – Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 R. The high-performance track-focused tires probably come as little surprise, as does the lack of a back seat. The video offers a glimpse of empty space behind the driver, and it also confirms another detail: The M4 CSL will use an automatic transmission.

Gallery: 2023 BMW M4 CSL New Spy Photos








If you feel the video is a bit too obscure regarding the seats and gearbox, we offer a fresh series of spy photos in the above gallery for your consideration. There’s no missing the automatic stalk in the center console, surrounded by carbon fiber with M and CSL branding clearly visible. Another interior shot captures the aggressive CSL front seats with nothing behind them. The rear-seat delete will be part of BMW’s weight-savings activity that could cut over 200 pounds from the M4. And if the boosted 3.0-liter six-pot gets a 550-horsepower upgrade as rumors suggest, the CSL could be exceptionally fast on a track.

Are we talking record-setting fast? The video from BMW M does hint at turning timed laps on the Nordschleife, but don’t expect the CSL to rival the likes of the Porsche 911 GT2 RS for an all-out Nürburgring record. However, there is a very good chance that BMW will push the CSL to its limit for a manufacturer record as the fastest production Bimmer to ever lap the ‘Ring.

Sources: BMW M via YouTube, CarPix

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