On the 2017 Frankfurt Auto Present, BMW CEO Frank van Meel, mentioned that the GTS moniker will likely be retired the enduring CSL will take its place. “The CSL title would be the most hardcore and track-ready vehicles within the M lineup. “CSL [will be] the top-of-the-line observe device, made on the observe for the observe, simply with a quantity plate,” Van Meel informed Road & Track.
Now BMW strikes ahead with its plans to revive the CSL moniker for a few of its M fashions by filling a number of CSL names with the World Mental Property Group in Germany. The emblems embrace M1 CSL, M2 CSL, M3 CSL, M4 CSL, M5 CSL, M6 CSL, M7 CSL and M8 CSL.
Attention-grabbing sufficient, BMW has additionally filed patents for M1 CS by means of to M8 CS, a transparent signal that the CSL would be the high efficiency fashions within the M lineup, whereas the CS moniker will likely be saved for extra toned variations for the road.
Regardless of the huge numbers of patents filed, it’s unlikely that BMW will construct a CSL or CS model for every certainly one of its sequence. The patent submitting is straightforward a strategy to safe these names, simply in case.
The primary CSL mannequin to see the sunshine of day is the rumored M2 CSL, which has but to be permitted for manufacturing for BMW.