The BMW M4 CSL has arrived after an agonizingly lengthy wait. It will be even more rare than its predecessor, the M3 E46 CSL, which was produced in 1,383 copies. The improved performance over the M4 Competition, as well as the limited manufacturing run, contribute to an asking price of $139,900 (plus $995 destination) in the United States, where the vehicle is not yet available at all dealers.
But what about the rest of the world? We’ll undertake a price roundup in this post to see how much the M4 CSL costs in various regions of the globe. Naturally, our first virtual visit is in Germany, where BMW is asking €165,200 before options, since the Competition Sport Lightweight does come with a lot of extras.
The extreme sports vehicle costs 166,500 CAD in Canada, where just 41 cars will be sold. Returning to Europe, BMW Switzerland has set a price of 214,900 CHF for its top-tier 4 Series Coupe model. The price in the UK begins at £128,225 for what is now the company’s quickest production vehicle to lap the Nürburgring.
The Netherlands is one of the worst countries on the planet to purchase the M4 CSL, where the two-seater costs an eye-watering €215,243. It’s not exactly cheap in Belgium though, with the third-ever automobile of its sort still costing a hefty €172,800. Do you want to buy the automobile in Italy? That will put you back €188,000 before you even check any of the choices. In France, BMW’s local branch is asking €178,000.
As you can see, price varies widely across countries, based on the amount of value added tax and municipal fees for automobiles with huge displacement engines that emit high levels of pollution. As usual, the United States seems to be the ideal spot to purchase a performance automobile, owing to the absence of VAT.