BMW M5 CSL revealed, it just won’t be sold
BMW has revealed that it will make a M5 CSL version, in honor of the 25th anniversary of the performance saloon. But sadly, before you pop out that champagne and let loose all of the women, the company revealed that it will not be made available to the public, being revealed as “the M5 CSL we never built,” by the head of development from the M division, Albert Biermann.
Here are the many changes that the company made to the M5, which makes it “comfortably faster than the stock M5.” First off, the 5-liter V10 has been tweaked and enlarged, nor displacing 5.5-liters and becoming the biggest engine featured by an M model. Other modifications made to it include a carbon-fober manifold and a secondary oil cooler, which now requires an extra air duct in place of the usual license plate support. All of these tweaks to the engine makes the stock figures, 407 HP and 348 lb-ft seem insignificant, as Biermann placed the new figures around 580 HP and 400 lb-ft of torque.
The power is fed to the back wheels thanks to a more powerful edition of the M3’s seven-speed dual-clutch gearbox, which can be operated via paddles or push-pull gear lever, replacing the old sequential 7-speed manual one
It wouldn’t be a CSL without going on a drastic diet, meaning that the M division’s engineers installed a carbon fiber roof, saving 50 kg, but also stripped the interior, removing the back seat and replacing the front ones with two carbon fiber ones.
While it is awesome to see such a model, it’s too bad that it won’t be made commercially available to everyone. Hopefully the next generation M5 will more than make up for it.
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