BMW South Africa has revealed local pricing for the new-generation M4 CSL. Limited to only 1 000 units globally, only 15 examples of the most hardcore M4 are scheduled to make their way to our shores, each priced at R3 570 038. 

As a reminder, the 3.0-litre inline-six powering the new CSL-badged M4 produces 405 kW (an increase of 30 kW over the standard model) and 650 Nm, available from 6 250 r/min and 2 750 r/min, respectively. Power and torque are exclusively directed to the rear wheels via the Bavarian brand’s eight-speed M Steptronic automatic transmission. 

The German marque claims the box-fresh M4 CSL completes the obligatory 0-100 km/h sprint in 3.7 seconds. The top speed is rated at 307 km/h. Compared to its standard rear-wheel-drive sibling, the special-edition M4 reaches the three-figure marker from a standstill three-tenths of a second quicker, while its top speed is 17 km/h more. 

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Stopping power is provided by a set of (standard-fitment) carbon-ceramic brake discs. These items are housed in M light-alloy wheels measuring 19 inches up front and 20 inches at the rear. 

For the new M4 CSL, BMW M has handed the two-seater coupé (the rear pews have been ditched to save weight) several chassis updates tailored to the turbocharged engine’s performance. The front strut braces have been developed from scratch.

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The interior features M Carbon bucket seats, an M Alcantara steering wheel, an anthracite-trimmed headliner and carbon-fibre finishes. There’s a fire extinguisher and a duo of racing helmets, too. Reminding the driver that this is a special M, myriad “CSL” logos are found inside.