The first version only offered a left hand drive and featured a 2985 cc m30.
Bmw 30 csl batmobile.
The pick of the day a 1974 bmw 30 csl is one of the winged wonders that earned the models nickname of batmobile for its dramatic collection of spoilers flares and fender mounted air guides.
This 1974 bmw 30 csl is one of 57 series 2 batmobiles produced only four of which were finished in taiga green from the factory.
The csl which stood for coupe sport lightweight was a rambunctious hot rod with limited production built by the german automaker through 1975.
The bmw e9 30 csl coupe sport light was built as an homologation special to allow the car to be eligible to race in the european touring car championship unveiled in 1971 at the geneva motor show production ran from 1971 until 1975 1265 cars in total this batmobile replica is based on a 1973 e9 cs shell completed to a very high specification and would cost considerably over.
The l in the designation meant leicht light unlike in other bmw designations where it meant lang long.
Introduced in may 1972 the 30 csl was a homologation special built to make the car eligible for racing in the european touring car championship.
Built to enter the european touring car championship it was also entered into many endurance events and remained.
This wind tunnel tested bodykit consisted of a front chin spoiler a large rear wing a secondary wing above the rear window and a pair of fins along the perimeter of the bonnet.
The bmw 30 csl became known affectionally as the batmobile thanks to a series of aerodynamic enhancements that had been developed for the coupe by the boffins at the stuttgart university.
Bmw introduced the 30 csl in 1972 as an homologation special based on the popular 30 cscsi sporting coupe.
The original bmw 30 csl batmobile is an almost mythological car that has graced countless teenagers bedrooms walls in poster form and features prominently in many adults automotive bucket lists.
The bmw 30 csl batmobile.
The 30 csl is one of the most instantly recognisable models bmw ever produced.
Bmw produced four different versions of the 30 csl over a period of five years all as per european specifications.