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BMW M3 CSL

(2006 model)

Brief specs of 2006 BMW M3 CSL

2-door 5-seater coupé, petrol (gasoline) 6-cylinder 24-valve straight (inline) engine, DOHC (double overhead camshafts, twin cam), 3246 cm3 / 198.1 cu in / 198.1 cu in, 265.0 kW / 355.4 hp / 355.4 hp @ 7900 rpm / 7900 rpm / 7900 rpm, 370.0 N·m / 272.9 lb·ft / 272.9 lb·ft @ 4900 rpm / 4900 rpm / 4900 rpm, manual 6-speed transmission, rear wheel drive, 250 km/h / 155 mph / 155 mph top speed, consumption 11.9 l/100km / 23.7 mpg-UK / 19.8 mpg-US

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)BMWIssued from2006
ModelM3 CSLIssued until
SerieM3Number made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerBMWCountryDE

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors2
Bodywork typecoupéNumber of seats5
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)410 l / 14.48 cu ft / 14.48 cu ft
Passenger space (volume)4130 l / 145.85 cu ft / 145.85 cu ftMax. cargo capacity (volume)410 l / 14.48 cu ft / 14.48 cu ft

Dimensions & Weight

Length4500 mm / 177.2 in / 177.2 inTotal (curb) weight1570 kg / 3461 lb / 3461 lb
Width1790 mm / 70.5 in / 70.5 inDry weight
Height1370 mm / 53.9 in / 53.9 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2740 mm / 107.9 in / 107.9 inGross (max.) weight
Track frontTowing weight1300 kg / 2866 lb / 2866 lb
Track rearWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearanceFuel capacity63 l / 13.9 UK gal / 16.6 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.64  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)0.3Frontal area (A)2.08 m2 / 22.4 sq ft / 22.4 sq ft (est.)
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)0.63 m2 / 6.7 sq ft / 6.7 sq ft (est.)Aerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)15.5 kW / 20.8 hp / 20.8 hp (est.)

Engine

Engine CodeTotal number of cylinders6
Engine Typestraight (inline) (Inline, 6 cylinder)Total number of valves24
Engine ManufacturerValves per cylinder4
Engine constructionBore87.0 mm / 3.43 in / 3.43 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke91.0 mm / 3.58 in / 3.58 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio0.96
Fuel supplyIndirect injection, multi pointEngine displacement3246 cm3 / 198.1 cu in / 198.1 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity540.97 cm3/cylinder / 33.012 cu in/cylinder / 33.012 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignDOHC (double overhead camshafts, twin cam)Compression ratio11.5 : 1
SumpwetMax. output power265.0 kW / 355.4 hp / 355.4 hp at 7900 rpm / 7900 rpm / 7900 rpm
AspirationMax. torque370.0 N·m / 272.9 lb·ft / 272.9 lb·ft at 4900 rpm / 4900 rpm / 4900 rpm
Compressor typeMaximum rpm
IntercoolerMax. net output (power at the wheels)106.0 kW / 142.1 hp / 142.1 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output81.6 kW/l / 1.794 bhp/cu in / 1.794 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converterSpecific torque114.0 N·m/l / 1.00 lb·ft/cu in / 1.00 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typemanualNumber of gears6
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio
  Final gear (drive) ratio

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed250 km/h / 155 mph / 155 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio229.3 kW/ton / 173.7 bhp/ton / 173.7 bhp/ton
Acceleration 0-100 km/hFuel consumption, City (urban)
Acceleration 0-100 mph (160 km/h)Fuel consumption, Road (extra-urban)
Acceleration 80-120 km/h (50-70 mph) in topFuel consumption, Mixed (combined)11.9 l/100km / 23.7 mpg-UK / 19.8 mpg-US
Standing ¼mile time Fuel consumption, Euro
Standing kilometer time CO2 emissions194 g/km / 312 g/mi / 312 g/mi
  Range529 km / 329 mi / 329 mi

Chassis

Engine locationfrontEngine alignmentlongitudinal
SteeringSteering detailsPower assisted steering.
Turns lock-to-lockTurning circle11.0 m / 36.1 ft / 36.1 ft
Suspension frontIndependentSuspension rearIndependent
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres front225/45ZR19Tyres rear225/45ZR19
Brakes frontBrakes rear
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsABS (anti-lock braking system)Braked area

Technical specifications and performance data of BMW M3 CSL

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