Fanatec – The New CSL Steering Wheel BMW

Fanatec - The New CSL Steering Wheel BMW

Alongside the ultra-high-end 2022 BMW M4 GT3 Podium Series wheel and the older GT2 V2 replica ClubSport Series wheel rim, German Sim Racing peripheral manufacturer Fanatec now added a third BMW branded wheel rim to its lineup.

The new officially licensed CSL Steering Wheel BMW is marketed as the ideal starter wheel for the low-priced CSL DD Direct Drive wheel.

The CSL Steering Wheel BMW wheel features a unique BMW-designed graphic that stretches across the front face and rim. The 300 mm diameter is suitable for many vehicle types, and the lightweight construction retains fine force feedback detail even at low torque settings. The internal structure of the polymer casing means that the wheel is strong and durable. The rubberized grip provides just the right amount of friction and is comfortable to use for long sessions, even with sweaty hands.

You can set up your hardware the way you want using configurable inputs and tuning options. The RevStripe​ and integrated three-digit LED are positioned at the top of the rim so that they are more visible in your eye line while driving. Use the Tuning button and directional stick to quickly adjust your wheelbase force feedback and other hardware settings while you drive.

The RevStripe​ and integrated three-digit LED can be used to show telemetry data, and is also used for Tuning Menu access, to configure hardware settings

The wheel plate houses 12 push-buttons, a 5-way directional stick, and the copper-colored metal shifter paddles.

The QR1 Lite Wheel-Side (Simplified Quick Release Adapter) clamps easily to the steering shaft by hand, without the need for tools. The new Quick Release unit can be replaced with the QR1 Wheel-Side (ClubSport Quick Release Adapter which is sold separately.

The CSL Steering Wheel BMW is available for pre-order via the official Fanatec Web Store for €139.95 VAT Incl. + Shipping. The wheels are expected to ship on Feb 7, 2022.

Official Webpages –

Fanatec CSL Steering Wheel BMW


  • Officially licensed by BMW
  • Unique BMW-designed graphic across front face and rim
  • Realistic size, suitable for many driving styles (300 mm)
  • Rubberised wheel rim for grip and durability
  • Integrated RevStripe™, which is a combined centre stripe and an engine RPM indicator, using a multi-colour LED
  • Three-digit LED display smoothly integrated into the wheel rim below the RevStripe™ allows telemetry data such as speed or gears to be displayed in compatible games or third-party software
  • Metal shifter paddles with unique copper finish, snap-dome-activated “click” feeling
  • 4-way direction pad with push button
  • Tuning functions with LED display to adjust settings independent from the game and during gameplay (see description of compatible wheel base/racing wheel for details)
  • Tool-free ‘QR1 Lite Wheel-Side’ quick release:
  • Improved ease of use (no clamping bolt required) and durability
  • Exchangeable, supports QR1 Wheel-Side (ClubSport Quick Release Adapter)*
  • Lightweight for fast acceleration and fidelity, only 1224 g (with QR1 Lite Wheel-Side)


This product is only compatible with the following wheelbases:

  • CSL DD
  • CSL Elite Wheel Base
  • CSL Elite Wheel Base V1.1
  • CSL Elite Wheel Base + – officially licensed for PS4™
  • CSL Elite Racing Wheel – officially licensed for PS4™
  • ClubSport Wheel Base V2
  • ClubSport Wheel Base V2.5
  • PODIUM Wheel Base DD1 (Low Torque Mode only*)
  • PODIUM Wheel Base DD2 (Low Torque Mode only*)
  • PODIUM Racing Wheel F1® PS4™ (Low Torque Mode only*)


  • PC: this product is compatible with Windows PC.
  • Xbox: this product is not compatible with Xbox systems.
  • PlayStation: The functionality of this product on PS4 can be limited by the capabilities of the console (subject to firmware/OS changes and developer support). The full functionality can only be guaranteed on PC; this is also game-dependent. PlayStation 5: Check our platform compatibility page for more details.

Special Notes:

  • In order to operate this product, a compatible Fanatec Wheel Base (not included) is mandatory!
  • *High Torque Mode is NOT accessible on Podium wheel bases using this steering wheel, even when using the QR1 Wheel-Side (ClubSport Quick Release Adapter).

What’s included:

  • CSL Steering Wheel BMW
  • QR1 Lite Wheel-Side (preinstalled)
  • Quick Guide