BMW M3 CSL in-car lap of evo's test track

In car and on board with evo's Roger Green as he goes for a quick lap in BMW's screaming M3 CSL at the Bedford Autodrome

More Videos...


BMW 330Ci laps Daytona racetrack - evo Magazine
For more evo videos: http://www.evo.co.uk/videos/ Dan Watkins races a BMW 330Ci in the Daytona 24-hour support race, with evo's Roger Green looking on.





Holographic Touch Interface in a CAR? - BMW @ CES 2017
Thanks to BMW for sponsoring this video! The ultimate future of automobiles blends the autonomous experience seamlessly with a pure driving experience. This is BMW's vision for how that might come together... Follow: http://twitter.com/linustech http://facebook.com/linustech Join the community: http://linustechtips.com





How to make the perfect BMW M3 - autocar.co.uk
A new BMW M3 will arrive in 2014, but what should it be like? Steve Sutcliffe puts three of its predecessors through their paces at Brands Hatch to find the perfect ingredients. Find out more about the 2014 BMW M3 - http://www.autocar.co.uk/car-news/scoop/new-bmw-m3-%E2%80%93-latest-pics Read the review of the current BMW M3 - http://www.autocar.co.uk/car-review/bmw/m3





BMW M235i vs BMW M3 CSL on track
We test the BMW M235i against one of the best M Cars ever made, the BMW M3 CSL. BMW 2 Series review: http://bit.ly/1gnl3BE Subscribe to our YouTube channel http://bit.ly/11Ad1j1 Subscribe to the mag http://subscribe.autoexpress.co.uk/yt With its 3.0-litre, twin-turbocharged straight six engine, the BMW M235i is the most powerful 2 Series you can buy and is priced at just over £34,000. However, for the same money you can have the modern classic M3 CSL that was launched in 2004. The BMW M235i's twin-turbo engine produces 322 brake horsepower and 450 Newton Metres of torque. That's 78Nm more than the old M3. It weighs 1,470kg, so it's also 85kg heavier than the CSL. Launched in 2004, the BMW M3 CSL was the most extreme version of the E46 BMW M3 generation. With a carbon fibre roof, it weighed 100kg less than the standard M3 and it also had upgraded springs, dampers and brakes plus extra power. It also came exclusively with BMW's automated manual SMG gearbox. The reason the BMW M3 CSL is quite a good comparison to the M235i is because a normal M3 around this age will cost you between £6,000 and £10,000. If you want a decent M3 CSL then you're looking at around £30,000 to £35,000 so it's very similar money. More importantly, you'll get this astonishing engine that revs to 8,000rpm. The BMW M3 CSL's gearbox is very slow by modern standards as it isn't a modern dual-clutch system. However, there's so much balance in the chassis, you can just sense when the car is in transition from understeer to oversteer. In the M3 CSL, you get an amazing engine that goes ballistic above 6,000rpm but in the BMW M235i, it's just really quick-revving and gets lots of torque through the rev range. It's heavier than the CSL, but it should come as no surprise as modern cars are getting heavier and heavier. The M235i is still a really lovely road car as it's very delicate and really enjoyable. However, the BMW M235i does feel a little bit heavy and it doesn't have the body control of the hard-edged CSL. You can feel there in the oversteer when the car comes back, there's a little bit of snapback as the lateral movement in the body starts to make itself known. Despite the differences between the BMW M3 CSL and the M235i, they both recorded the same lap-time around our circuit. The BMW 2 series makes a more accessible every-day drive, but the M3 CSL is a thrilling classic that's to be enjoyed on occasion, and makes a better investment than your average pension.




Follow