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. 


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.


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.