The new BMW M4 CSL became the fastest production car of the brand on the Nurburgring’s North Loop, and also set a record in the medium-sized passenger car class. The previous record belonged to the 600-horsepower Jaguar XE SV Project 8, which posted a time of 7:23,164. The M4 CLS, on the other hand, covered the track in 7:20,207.
In March, German Sport Auto magazine’s test driver Christian Gebhardt drove the Nurburgring in 7:28.57 while driving the all-wheel-drive BMW M4. A year earlier, he’d driven the four-wheel-drive BMW M4 in 7 minutes 30.79 seconds. Now, the bar is set even higher: the new M4 CSL clocked 7 minutes 20.207 seconds, the best time of any production model of the brand.
Judging by the video published by the BMW M department, a segment length of 20.6 kilometers, which is usually used for comparison runs, the two-door passed in 7:15,677, and already a long distance of 20.832 kilometers – for 7:20,207. This result is recognized as a new official record in the class of the Mid-range car. The previous one belonged to the 600 hp Jaguar XE SV Project 8, driven by the Belgian driver Vincent Radermecker, with a time of 7:23,164.
BMW M4 CSL is powered by a three-liter inline twin-turbo with 550 horsepower and 650 Nm of torque. The transmission uses an eight-band automatic, rear-wheel drive. M4 CSL has original kinematics of the suspension, standard electronically controlled shock absorbers, and carbon-ceramic brakes. From a place, up to “a hundred” coupe accelerates in 3.7 seconds (M4 Competition – for 3.9 seconds), to 200 kilometers per hour – for 10.7. The top speed is 307 kilometers per hour.