With its fiftieth birthday arising subsequent 12 months, BMW’s M division is already celebrating. The query is what number of methods will M accomplish that? The group has already launched the primary-ever M3 Touring station wagon for worldwide markets, proven the preview of M’s first standalone product within the XM Concept SUV, advised M buyers they will quickly have entry to 50 new exterior paint finishes, and unveiled a special 50 Jahre brand. We know there’s an M4 CSL coming for the 2023 mannequin 12 months, too. Rumor on the Bimmerpost discussion board says that will not be all. An insider often known as ynguldyn commonly updates the discussion board’s future fashions web page with what has proved to be wonderful information. The poster not too long ago added a line beneath the G82/G83 M4 bullet level, saying, “A really special restricted edition M4 shall be produced for only a few months beginning 11/22. It shall be principally configured just like the CSL however with handbook transmission, a number of choices (consolation entry, parking sensors, electrical seats) deleted, and the cast wheels off G81. I do not know the precise mannequin designation.”
What this automobile feels like is an excellent lighter, leaner tougher-core M4 CSL for handbook transmission diehards, and maybe an much more constricted manufacturing run than the M4 CSL’s anticipated 1,000 or so items. That’s simply educated guessing primarily based on the shared information, and the one concrete info could be the cast wheels, which BMW at the moment sells for the M3 and M4. So take this information slides as a “Stay Tuned!” notification for what we needs to be enthusiastic about in 2022.
As for the M4 CSL, it rolls on firmer floor, having been noticed testing in Europe carrying what seems to be a really aggressive aero package deal with a big splitter in addition to new intakes flanking the decrease fascia beneath the trademark massive nostrils. A ducktail spoiler holds issues down within the again. We’ve seen what seem like distinctive headlights and rocker extensions, and lots of carbon fiber bits presumed to reside beneath the camouflage. Rumors recommend a tweaked model of BMW’s S58 3.0-liter turbocharged inline-six engine producing 540 horsepower. Those ponies could be shuffled to the rear wheels by way of an automated transmission that we would guess can have eight ratios, whereas BMW Blog says a handbook transmission continues to be into account for markets exterior of the U.S.