Rendering artist Nicolas Cavero (@futurecarsnow) brings us the first rendering of a future BMW M4 CSL. The Photoshoped image is based on the recently G82 M4 leak. The next-gen M4 Coupe was spotted just a few days ago and turned the BMW world upside-down.
The reason for that? Its enormous kidney grille which takes a different approach than the recently unveiled BMW 4 Series Coupe. Compared to the standard 4 Series, the M4 high-performance coupe will use a two-piece kidney grille, spread vertically across the front-fascia and featuring horizontal and functional slats.
Therefore, the rendering artist used those new M design elements and combined them with some cues from the current F82 BMW M4 GTS.
But the render is more than just an M4 GTS with a new grille stuck on its face. Its hood has been redesigned to match the new 4 Series cars, as have the headlights and the car”;s flanks. Its sides have been smoothed out, with less body lines and creases.
Furthermore, the previous BMW M4’s Hofmeister Kink has been removed. There is also a subtle carbon fiber front lip painted in orange to match the M4 GTS’ wheels.
A massive racing spoiler peaks from the back, a statement to the true DNA of the future M4 CSL.
For BMW enthusiasts, there are three letters that can make them shiver with excitement –; “;CSL”;. First, there was the legendary 3.0 CSL which one Sebring in 1975. That car brought the CSL nameplate to the mainstream for automotive enthusiasts. After the iconic E46-generation BMW M3 CSL, fans have held those three letters in the highest regard.
And now, the iconic moniker will make a return. As hinted in 2019, BMW M is planning to retire the GTS naming convention used on its track-ready cars and replace it with the more marketing-friendly “;CSL.”;
But first, we will see the rear-wheel drive only BMW M3/M4 arriving this year, followed a year later by the all-wheel drive M3/M4. We expect the BMW M4 CSL to arrive sometimes in 2022.
Read more: bmwblog.com