BMW builds one-off M5 CSL for 25th Anniversary

BMW builds one-off M5 CSL for 25th Anniversary

BMW M5 CSL Anniversary fq

It’s hard to believe the BMW M5 has been around for 25 years now, but since the E28’s inaugural production run in 1985, the M5 has provided practical performance and won legions of fans globally. Recent reports are saying a new, lightweight version of the E60 M5, recently took to the track in Germany in celebration of the 25-year benchmark.

While the car hasn’t been officially announced or released yet, apparently the car is getting a modified version of the M5’s 507-horsepower V-10 engine, brought up to 5.5-liters in this CSL-type version thanks to a longer stroke which enables the car to churn out even more torque.

Reported power output of the enlarged powerplant is a whopping 580 horsepower and about 400 pound-feet of torque, indicating the engine is still a peaky, high-revving beast. The standard 5.0-liter version screams to an 8,400 rpm redline, though peak power comes on at 7,750 rpm.

In keeping with the lightweight nature of a CSL version of an M car BMW engineers have removed about 50kg from the big Bimmer’s weight. To get rid of the weight, some of the creature comforts were jettisoned and carbon fiber-backed front seats were fitted and the rear seat removed. .

Between the lightening and extra power, the prototype M5 CSL is expected to nip under the 4.0-second 0-100kph mark and generally provide better response and more edge, than the standard car.

It’s unlikely that this special-edition M5 will ever see production and it’s set to be a much coveted one-off anniversary special edition.

BMW M5 CSL Anniversary fq

It’s hard to believe the BMW M5 has been around for 25 years now, but since the E28’s inaugural production run in 1985, the M5 has provided practical performance and won legions of fans globally. Recent reports are saying a new, lightweight version of the E60 M5, recently took to the track in Germany in celebration of the 25-year benchmark.

While the car hasn’t been officially announced or released yet, apparently the car is getting a modified version of the M5’s 507-horsepower V-10 engine, brought up to 5.5-liters in this CSL-type version thanks to a longer stroke which enables the car to churn out even more torque.

Reported power output of the enlarged powerplant is a whopping 580 horsepower and about 400 pound-feet of torque, indicating the engine is still a peaky, high-revving beast. The standard 5.0-liter version screams to an 8,400 rpm redline, though peak power comes on at 7,750 rpm.

In keeping with the lightweight nature of a CSL version of an M car BMW engineers have removed about 50kg from the big Bimmer’s weight. To get rid of the weight, some of the creature comforts were jettisoned and carbon fiber-backed front seats were fitted and the rear seat removed. .

Between the lightening and extra power, the prototype M5 CSL is expected to nip under the 4.0-second 0-100kph mark and generally provide better response and more edge, than the standard car.

It’s unlikely that this special-edition M5 will ever see production and it’s set to be a much coveted one-off anniversary special edition.

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