In order to celebrate 25 years of the M5 sedan, BMW created a special lightweight one-off version of the E60 M5 known as the “M5 CSL” the company never built. The car was revealed at BMW’s workshop at the Nurburgring and features a heavily modified version of the 5.0L V10.
Capacity has been increased to 5.5L, making it the largest engine ever to be featured in an M-car. Official output figures have not been released but M division”s head of development, Albert Biermann, says that output peaks at “around 580-hp and close to 400lb ft.” Performance figures are also being kept a secret but Biermann says it can easily hit 62mph in 4.1 seconds.
With the help of a carbon fiber roof, weight savings come in at 50kg (110 lbs). BMW also stripped down the interior of the rear seat and the two standard front seats in favor of carbon fiber seats.
Want to buy it? Well, you cant. BMW has no plans to produce the M5 CSL. Biermann says it is destined to remain a one-off.
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– By: Kap Shah