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2009 BMW M5 CSL

2009 BMW M5 CSL

2009 BMW M5 CSL

Built to celebrate 25 years of the M5, this CSL model is a one-of that mimics the CSL racecars of BMW’s past. Highlights include a larger 5.5-liter engine and an extensive weight reduction program.

Power from the stroked engine raises the stock 407 bhp to around 580. To keep up with the larger engine a found-mounted engine cooler is fitted and red through an opening where the license plate would be. Futhermore, BMW’s M Division made a custom carbon fiber intake plenium.

The larger engine sends power to the rear wheels through a double-clutch transmission from the M3. This Getrag unit was substantially modified to accept the 400 lb ft of torque.

To reduce weight the to 1830kg, the M5 was fitted with a carbon fiber roof and a stripped down interior.

In Detail

type Concept / Prototype Car
built at Germany
production 1
engine V10
position Front Longitudinal
aspiration Natural
block material Aluminum
valvetrain DOHC, 4 Valves per Cyl
displacement 5500 cc / 335.63 in³
power 432.5 kw / 580 bhp
specific output 105.45 bhp per litre
bhp/weight 316.94 bhp per tonne
torque 542.29999 nm / 400 ft lbs
body / frame Unitary Steel Monocoque
driven wheels RWD
curb weight 1830 kg / 4035.1499 lbs