The BMW 3.0 CSL (BMW 3.0 Coupe Sport Leichtbau) is a homologation model designed for Group 2 and Group 5. The production began in 1972 and was ceased in 1975.
It's often referred to as the 'Batmobile' due to its appearance. The rear spoiler was included with the purchase of the car but it was not installed during production as its use was illegal on German motorways.
The CSL was a success in motorsport particularly in the European Touring Car Championship during the 1970's.
It is also the first and second BMW commissioned "Art Car." BMW commissioned the first car to be created by Alexander Calder and the second was created by Frank Stella.
Need for Speed: World
The driving behaviour of the 3.0 CSL is similar to that of the BMW M3 Sport Evolution. Steering is responsive and remains to be so even during excessive cornering. Nitrous boost, acceleration and top speed are also nearly identical to the E30. Its top speed is 188 mph (303 km/h).
|The Silver style is an Amerikon Speedsystems performance tuned speedboost car that costs 3000. It was made available on August 3rd, 2012.
|The Yellow style is a rotationally available stock cash car that costs 900,000, and was initially released on November 27th, 2014.
|The Leicht style is an world vintage series car that costs 3300. It was released on September 6th, 2012.
Shift 2: Unleashed
The BMW 3.0 CSL is available in the Legends Pack DLC for Shift 2: Unleashed as a Retro Road vehicle.
The 3.0 CSL has a performance index rating of B 1030 and a handling rating of 4.00. It is one of the fastest Legends Pack DLC vehicles along with the Porsche 911 Carrera RSR 3.0.
- The BMW M3 Sport Evolution and 3.0 CSL share the same engine sound in Need for Speed: World despite being powered by different powertrains.
- The 3.0 CSL has a 5-speed transmission in Need for Speed: World.