Produced in two distinct series between 1973 and 1975, the BMW 3.0 CSL was truly a racing car for the road, featuring a lightweight alloy bonnet and bootlid, thin-gauge steel panels, deleted front bumper, lightweight interior and up-rated engine. On the track, the 3.0 CSL was more than a match for its nemesis, the Ford Capri, creating a sensation in German Touring Car (DTM) and European Touring Car Championship competition and securing the ETCC championship in 1973. Of all the 3.0 CSLs, the famed “Batmobiles” are certainly most recognizable, with their radical aerodynamic body kits.

This car was auctioned off by RM Auctions in October of 2010 at the Battersea Evolution, London.

3,003 cc inline six-cylinder engine, Bosch D-Jetronic electronic fuel-injection, four-speed manual gearbox, four-wheel independent suspension, four-wheel hydraulic disc brakes. Wheelbase: 103.4"

Source: RM Auctions
Photo Credit: Copyright Benson Chiu

Gallery: BMW 3.0 CSL