After official confirmation and recent teasers, the photo spies caught a prototype of the upcoming BMW 3.0 CSL Hommage, which is being tested outside BMW premises in Germany.
Such a limited car has its own unique body panels, which distinguishes it from the M4, on which it is based. The prototype is dressed in an unconventional camouflage film with photos of several BMW M models printed on the body. Among them, we can highlight the original 3.0 CSL of the 70s, which served as a source of inspiration for the design of the anniversary edition.
While the connection to the M4 is obvious due to the similar proportions, most of the CSL Hommage’s front and rear body panels seem new. The stylish front grille and round air intakes on the front bumper are reminiscent of the 2015 BMW 3.0 CSL Hommage Concept, although the headlights look the same as the M4.
The 3.0 CSL also features a more sculpted hood, wider front, and rear fenders, and a redesigned stern. At the rear, we see a roof spoiler and a fixed rear wing with unique LED taillights, more elongated than the M3/M4, and a new diffuser with four exhaust pipes.
BMW does not disclose details about the technical part of the model, but we expect that it will receive a customized version of the 3.0-liter six-cylinder engine with two turbines. According to rumors, the engine will produce 560 hp or 600 hp. Interestingly, the 3.0 CSL will be offered with a manual transmission that transmits power to the rear wheels. We also expect a more aggressive suspension setup and less weight compared to the M4 CSL.
The cost of 3.0 CSL will not be cheap. Since this is a special edition car aimed at collectors. BMW has confirmed that the new model will be launched before the end of the year.