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Few sports cars are as exciting as the BMW M4. It first hit the market in 2014 and immediately became a favorite among drivers who wanted luxury and performance. The upcoming 2023 BMW M4 Competition Sports Lightweight, CSL for short, is ready to crank up that excitement factor! This new coupe is slimming down and adding power to what is sure to make every drive a more heart-racing experience.

Losing 240-pounds makes for some big changes

Anytime a car loses weight, the fun factor is sure to increase. For the new 2023 BMW M4 CSL, this weight loss will make for some more excitement. This coupe sheds its weight by removing the rear seats and seatbelts. This deletion saves 46-pounds right away. Further weight is saved thanks to one-piece carbon bucket seats, which save you 53-pounds. You can choose adjustable carbon seats, but those add back 32-pounds. In either case, this coupe still loses some weight. The final significant saving is lightweight sound insulation which shaves off an additional 33-pounds. If you’re counting, that’s up to a total weight savings of 132-pounds. The last 108-pounds come from a lighter center console, a lighter exhaust, several different suspension components, and lighter wheels. 

This saved weight can make driving this performance-focused coupe an exciting and memorable time. You can enjoy a more responsive drive, tighter handling, and a more raw experience.

The added power is happily-accepted

the engine bay and new bracing that is found in the 2023 BMW M4 CSL which offers increased performance
The Engine Bay of the New 2023 BMW M4 CSL | BMW

Of course, losing weight will make the new 2023 BMW M4 much more exciting. But, what makes this model even more remarkable is the addition of 40 more horsepower. This addition is a welcome addition for drivers of all types. The additional power is thanks to the turbo’s boost pressure increasing to 30.5 psi from 24.7 psi. The increase of 24 percent gives you a noticeable boost in power and gets you smiling quicker. 

With the additional power and the anticipated use at the track, the BMW M Division made some significant upgrades to keep this coupe prepared to handle every drive. The dual-circuit cooling system has been notably upgraded to handle more intense heat. Next, the transmission is updated with optimized shift points for more impressive performance. Additionally, the mounts for both the engine and transmission are stiffer, which can cause more vibration but should have less movement under throttle.

What other changes can you expect?

the black forged alloy wheels and red brakes available on the 2023 BMW M4 CSL
The Forged-Alloy Wheels of a 2023 BMW M4 CSL | BMW

Aside from the changes to power and lighter weight, the new 2023 BMW M4 CSL also has a host of changes to the suspension. Not including the weight shaved off, the suspension of this sports car will bring you more precision and control when on the track. First, this model sits just a bit lower, 0.3-inches. You will enjoy top-notch handling due to the lower ride height, different damper valves, springs, and rear suspension links.

All of these changes make for an exciting new coupe

a grey 2023 BMW M4 CSL rips around the track, showing of unique body pieces and aero pieces
2023 BMW M4 CSL on Track | BMW

These tremendous changes will work to make sure this great sports car is ready to impress. Whether you are driving on the track or the road, the new 2023 BMW M4 CSL is undoubtedly ready to offer you more lively handling. Furthermore, the additional power and loss of weight are ready to bring you more engagement and make sure even the most mundane adventures are exciting.

The new 2023 BMW M4 CSL is ready to impress. It has already set the record for the fastest lap on the Nürburgring’s Nordschleife circuit for a production BMW model with a 7:20.2! With a limited run of just 1,000 models and a starting price of $140,895, it’s only a matter of time until this performance model is impossible to find.


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