BMW built the M6 CSL, but never put it into production

BMW says that a CSL version of the outgoing BMW M6 was fully-developed and ready to go before being killed off. Why? Because the BMW board couldn’t make a business case for the model.

The model is now a part of BMW M’s classic collection and was shown to journalists at a recent event.

Reports said that the BMW M6 CSL seen included active aerodynamics, a weight saving of 200 pounds an upgraded power output and aero package.

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Another secret model shown for the first time was the rear-wheel-drive M version of the first-generation BMW X5. That model also never made it to production because BMW decided its X-badged cars had to be all-wheel-drive. However, that is no longer the case since BMW sells rear-wheel-drive versions of the X1. That model was powered by a V8 engine mated to an SMG.

BMW said that the model was ‘well-received’ in customer clinics but was rejected by higher-ups.

– By: Omar Rana

Source: AutoCar