BMW 3.0 CSL (2023) for almost one million euros

In honor of the 50th anniversary of BMW M GmbH, the Bavarians have launched a 3.0 CSL special edition. One is now up for auction in Spain. The price has it all.

The letter "M" on a BMW makes many car fans' hearts beat faster. The limited special model of the BMW 3.0 CSL presented in 2022 also has a very special "M". BMW M launched 50 cars to mark the company's 50th anniversary.

The 41st copy of the special edition is up for auction in Spain. The starting bid already has it all: BMW demands 800,000 euros for the rare Bavarian. VAT and registration tax are already included. Without that, the base price is 605,000 euros. Almost 200,000 euros just for taxes - that makes the state happy.

560 hp in the BMW 3.0 CSL

Under the hood, as it should be for a sporty BMW, there is a six-cylinder in-line engine. It is the most powerful ever installed in a BMW M vehicle. The double-charged engine delivers a whopping 560 hp. The maximum torque is 550 Nm.

The sports car based on the 4-seater coupé has a manual gearbox, unlike its brother M4 CSL . This increases the collector's value of the special model. The 3.0 CSL weighs 1,624 kilograms. Its power-to-weight ratio is 2.9 kilograms per hp.

Kidney transplant for the 3.0 CSL

The BMW also looks good. Compared to the M4 CSL, the kidney shrinks in height - but grows somewhat in width. That should please many BMW fans, as it gives the car a more familiar face from the past. The outer skin of the rare Bavarian is hand-painted in white. In addition, BMW gives it the M-typical accents of light and dark blue as well as red.

The extensions on the front and rear fenders immediately catch the eye. They are made almost entirely of carbon fiber. In addition, there is a fat rear wing and another spoiler on the roof of the BMW. They provide contact pressure and allow the 3.0 CSL to circle even better through the curves.

Carbon-ceramic brakes in the BMW

At the rear, the four pipes of the titanium rear silencer make a powerful impression, both acoustically and visually. The golden rims visually round off the rare coupé. They measure 20 inches at the front and 21 inches at the rear. The Michelin Pilot Sport 4S tires combined with a carbon-ceramic brake system should provide sufficient deceleration.

In the interior, the tidy BMW convinces with a sporty touch, the gear knob with the number 50 as a reference to the anniversary of BMW M GmbH is particularly eye-catching.

If you're interested in the rare coupé, you have to hurry. In keeping with the romantic Valentine's Day, the auction started on February 14, 2023 and will run until February 28. Nice side effect: If the price rises above the starting bid of 800,000 euros, which is to be expected, BMW will donate the difference to a charitable cause.


The BMW 3.0 CSL makes many hearts beat faster. A real M-Coupé with an in-line six-cylinder, endless power and a beautiful kidney. The limitation to only 50 copies probably fuels the collector's value. If you have enough money on the high edge, you shouldn't miss this special car.


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