Hyundai Sonata Hybrid

Take a sleek, stylish, and technologically savvy sedan, and inject with pure, hybrid eco-friendliness, and out will come the Hyundai Sonata Hybrid. In a world of car manufacturers hybridizing their favorite models, the Hyundai Sonata is a true standout. At first glance, you wouldn’t even know that it’s a hybrid, which is exactly what we …

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Hyundai Sonata

When it comes to contemporary automobiles with subtle, yet refined style, the Hyundai Sonata sits just at the top of the list. This borderline luxury sedan is one of the most comfortable and stylish sedans on the market today. While it may not be the most stand-out in terms of expression and performance, it is …

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Hyundai Palisade

When it comes to making affordable, functional, and stylish vehicles, no other car manufacturer seems to be able to do it quite like Hyundai does it.  The Hyundai Palisade has helped bring the company to the larger vehicle market, as it is one of their best and biggest three-row SUVs that they have ever released. …

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Hyundai Kona

When it comes to developing stylish, budget-friendly, and fuel-efficient vehicles, Hyundai has been on a roll. The Kona is one of the most charming vehicles that has come out in the past couple of years. With a tight and punchy powertrain that is fun to drive and a stylish design that provides you with class …

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Hyundai Ioniq

You usually know when you’re looking at a hybrid or electric car thanks to the least-aerodynamic designs and non-intimidating looks.  With the Hyundai Ioniq, that is not the case. It does a great job at being as unassuming as possible, although it’s a wonderful electric vehicle. A History of the Hyundai Ioniq The Hyundai Ioniq …

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Known as the BMW “Batmobile”, the BMW 3.0CSL is a small but interesting part of the E9 history. Drawing influence from the early road cars of the 1960s with a 70s twist, this car was built for superheroes. 

A History of the BMW 3.0 CSL

The BMW 3.0 CSL was first introduced in May of 1972. It was a homologation special that was made to allow BMW to race in the European Tour Championship. Production lasted for about a year, and only 1,265 of these cars ever hit the road. It was originally based off of the 2800 CS model with the added ‘L’ at the end, which stood for ‘long’.

A Racing Innovation – the BMW 3.0 CSL

The last iteration of the BMW 3.0 CSL was a four-door saloon-style vehicle that utilized a 12-valve inline-six engine that was SOHC fuel-injected. It had 203 horsepower and 211lb-ft of torque with a front-engine placement and rear-wheel drive. 

See this bad boy in action below!

A Timeline of the BMW 3.0 CSL

  • First Generation BMW 3.0 CSL (1972-1973)

The CSL initially used the exact same engine as the CS model, though the displacement was upgraded to 3,003 cc to help increase the bore of the engine. This allowed the CSL to perform in the +3.0L racing category. 

When 1973 rolled around, the 3.0 CSL was given another displacement upgrade to 3,153 cc, giving it 203 horsepower and 211 lb-ft of torque. The last version of the car was upgraded in July of 1973. BMW added a larger air dam, a spoiler behind the roof’s trailing edge, a rear wing, and short fins on the front fenders. This made the car more aerodynamic overall. 

The BMW 3.0csl in the News

In recent BMW 3.0 CSL news, a one-of-a-kind 1972 Batmobile is about to hit the auction block. You can check out this car, as well as some other awesome classics, at RM Sotheby’s.

Celebrity Endorsements of the BMW 3.0 CSL

We all know the story of the famous Bruce Wayne and his Batmobile, though not everyone knows the story of these celebrities and their Batmobiles. Some famed celebrity Batmobile owners include Adam Carolla and Frank Stella.

Best BMW 3.0 CSL clubs

One of the largest 3.0 CSL clubs can be found in the United Kingdom, as that is where most of these cars are located now. You can get more information on events and smaller regional groups at BMW Car Club of Great Britain.

The BMW 3.0 CSL – Fear the Batmobile

With a beautiful and timeless design, the BMW 3.0 CSL is a luxurious force to be reckoned with. Though it is only a small piece of BMW history, from the race track to the streets, it is more iconic and rare than 90% of the BMWs on the market. We can only hope that its legacy races on!

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