BMW M3 CSL Takes A Spa Day

The BMW M3 CSL doesn't do drift days; it lets its tail hang out whenever and wherever it pleases. Last August, a CSL opted to go slightly sideways of the racing line at the legendary Spa-Francorchamps circuit in Belgium. » 1/17/12 1:00pm 1/17/12 1:00pm

The first art car

Although we would argue every BMW 3.0 CSL ever produced was a work of art, this particular example was the first to be used by an artist as a canvas. Alexander Calder was asked by friend and racing driver Herve Poulain to leave his mark on this 1975 BMW 3.0 CSL which was to be raced at Le Mans. This CSL was one of… » 3/19/11 12:30pm 3/19/11 12:30pm

It's a Family Affair

Spotted at the BMW Museum, these five cars span a good portion of the company's race history. While it's easy to see a family resemblance, every car has its own unique features. We'll take one of each. (Photo Credit: Motoyen) » 1/29/11 10:00am 1/29/11 10:00am

Batmobile on Display at BMW’s German Museum

They weren't in comics, but in full race trim the BMW 3.0 CSL's profile was close enough to the caped crusader's ride to earn the title. The nickname's validity is debatable. The CSL's drool worthiness is not. (Photo Credit: le_huf) » 1/09/11 12:30pm 1/09/11 12:30pm

When BMW Focused On Leicht Over Lang

The E9 3.0 CSL was a homologation special built for European Touring Car Championship eligibility. As opposed to other BMW designations, where "L" meant lang (long), the "L" in CSL meant leicht (light). See, size does matter. [via SaveTheEnzos] » 12/17/10 9:00am 12/17/10 9:00am

$170k BMW M3 GTS Just Barely Faster Than $109K M3 CSL

Many purists consider the German-market BMW M3 CSL the pinnacle of the marque. Lightweight, powerful, purposeful. Its worth's been proven as the brand new, 450-hp, $170,000 BMW M3 GTS has bested it by merely two seconds 'round the Nürburgring. » 8/20/10 12:30pm 8/20/10 12:30pm

The Sexy Secret History Of BMW's New Artist

Jeff Koons isn't just the artist behind BMW's latest art car — he's also created some seriously erotic artwork. Take this piece, depicting his porn-star ex-wife, titled "Dirty Jeff on Top." Is this the kind of artist BMW wants? (NSFW) » 4/12/10 1:45pm 4/12/10 1:45pm

A Video Peek Inside BMW's Secret Motorsport Warehouse

One week ago, I rediscovered pictures I took inside BMW's closed-to-the-public motorsport museum. Those images were four years old, however, and their pron was limited. Now someone has YouTubed an off-the-cuff video tour of the same building. McLaren overload, anyone? » 2/26/10 2:00pm 2/26/10 2:00pm

BMW M3 CSL High-Performance Lightweight Canceled

Oh woe, oh terrible day, word comes down from Bavaria that the distilled essence of BMW, the 470 HP 2010 BMW M3 CSL » 8/27/08 9:40am 8/27/08 9:40am has been canceled. BMW's head honcho at the M division, Ludwig Willisch told "Based on current numbers, there is most likely insufficient demand for the M3 CSL." So there you have it, straight from the…

2010 BMW M3 CSL To Get 470 HP, 186 MPH Top Speed

BMW is working on a follow up to the E46 CSL, applying the same approach to an E90 chassis. Like its predecessor, the 2010 BMW M3 CSL will drop standard equipment for weight savings and boost power. More details after the jump. » 7/16/08 4:40pm 7/16/08 4:40pm

BMW M3 CSL on the 'Ring?

Is this the next lightweight, limited-production version of the BMW M3? That is, the next in a lineage Bimmerheads know as CSL. Perhaps, according to BMW site M3Post. This prototype was recently spotted on the Nürburgring, sporting a CSL-style bootlid and wider track, giving at least one forum denizen a case of the… » 9/05/07 3:15pm 9/05/07 3:15pm