At the recent UK press launch of the 1 Series M Coupe, BMW product manager James Morrison stated that a more potent and lighter version of the 1M is being considered. He stated the following:
There is scope for a CSL version. This car has certainly generated a buzz. When we planned for this car we were cautious, but now there’s some hype surrounding the 1M so there’s clearly going to be some people looking at what we can do next.
M is the pinnacle of engineering so if there’s a CSL proposition or something really different that we could consider then we would. If there’s something special and unique we can do with it then absolutely we would. However, losing weight from cars is really expensive and the 1M fits very well at the moment at £40k. Whether it’d work as well at £60k just because it’s a bit quicker and lighter then I don’t know.
You start to wonder how the BMW 1 Series M Coupe CSL could look like. Could the 1 Series Moto GP pace car be an example of what to expect? If so, it would be a true monster killing any M3 from the past and making the upcoming BMW M3 a tough nut to crack.