Rumor: BMW M2 CSL to arrive in 2016

Racing | August 31st, 2015 by 7
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The idea of a BMW M2 CSL comes to forefront once again. Earlier this year we reported on the a possible lightweight M2 CSL arriving …

The idea of a BMW M2 CSL comes to forefront once again. Earlier this year we reported on the a possible lightweight M2 CSL arriving in the future and according to the usual suspect, Scott26, that might actually happen.

BMW has always had a strong fan base for its CSL variants of its sports cars. The 3.0 liter CSL of the ’70s and the E46 M3 CSL are some of BMW’s most popular models among enthusiasts. The insider says more CSL cars will be launched in the future with design ideas borrowed from hommage concepts to give the car a fresh visual perspective.

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Furthermore, according to the rumormill, “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….” That also translates into the use of the eDrive platform and lightweight materials and construction.

Weight saving play an import role in BMW’s future product strategy and M cars already feature carbon fiber and composite plastics. In a recent interview for Autocar, Adrian van Hooydonk, BMW Group Head of Design, said that the E30 M3 is an inspiration for future BMW cars. “I’d have to give Colin Chapman the credit for the ‘performance through light weight’ mantra, but that was another big factor for the E30, and that is also a priority for us”, van Hooydonk said.

No other info has been shared at this time, and for now, BMW is preparing to unveil the M2 Coupe in October.

7 responses to “Rumor: BMW M2 CSL to arrive in 2016”

  1. mckillio says:

    It seems like a good idea to have CSL versions of all of the M cars to push forward technology and get a return on it. The i8 should get an M version for that very reason.

  2. Matt Stokes says:

    Great stuff :)

  3. Tom says:

    It seems with Porsche introducing the Cayman GTS and GT4, it certain makes sense for BMW to make their CSL/GT versons.

  4. jason bourne says:

    This is much better looking than that hideous 2.0 CSL Homage.

  5. […] BMW M2 CSL should share its popularity with 2017 BMW M2 CSL as many rumors about this 2017 model of BMW M2 CSL is already spread […]

  6. […] BMWBlog first reported the news. […]

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