CSL Elite Racing Wheel BMW GT2

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CSL Elite Racing Wheel BMW GT2
CSL Elite Racing Wheel BMW GT2

Fanatec CSL Elite Racing Wheel BMW GT2 Review

CSL Elite Racing Wheel BMW GT2

Combination of two well know products in the Fanatec Ecosystem, the CSL Elite Wheel Base + and the ClubSport Steering Wheel BMW GT2, first glance don´t get clear the release of this product from Fanatec, but if you take a closer look is a nice move that benefits a group of racers looking for an in-budget racing wheel but with all the advantages of the Clubsport technology delivery.

This is the only purpose I see on this new product release, I mean, The Clubsport version of this product cost 850$ this one is 700$, you are saving 150 bucks in the math. What you will get for those 150 ? not that much, the V2.5 Base delivery an Up to 8Nm, the CSL Elite Wheel Base can just rich up to 6Nm, something you might not even notice while you drive.

What’s best about this new sim racing wheel is the full compatibility with the new coming Playstation 5 and of course with the current PS4. The Clubsport version It’s not. so if you are planning getting this new console this product is perfect for you.

$699.90 ->Best Price On Fanatec

The Buyer’s Guide and Review

Last modified: October 06 of 2020.

Product Overview

Product Type Racing Wheel
Model BMW GT2
Serie CSL Elite
Pedals Not Included
Editorial Rating 8.6
Ready For PC / PS4 / PS5 / Xbox One Ready
Product Page CSL Elite BMW GT2 Racing Wheel

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Brief Design Overview

  • Exact BMW GT2 steering wheel replica
  • Like in the BMW touring cars, the realistic diameter of 320 mm allows precise maneuvers and smooth driving.
  • Real Alcantara® from Italy as used in the real car
  • Ultra-strong brushless servo motor which delivers up to 6Nm of torque
  • Single belt drive unit with ultra-low lag and cogging, and big ball bearings for lowest friction
  • 1080° of rotation
  • Quick Release system to allow for the easy exchange of steering wheels within seconds, also during gameplay

Compatibility

PS5: YES  PS4: YES PS3: NO

 Xbox: NO Xbox Series X: NO

PC: YES

Compatible Notes: This racing wheel is compatible with PC in combination with all available steering wheels. On your Playstation 5 and Playstation 4 will works just like a charm. Unfortunately this product it’s not compatible with your Xbox One® and Xbox Series X, However, compatibility can be achieved by attaching a Fanatec Xbox One licensed Steering Wheel to the wheelbase.

Other add-on Compatibilities

  1. All Fanatec Steering Wheels
  2. All Fanatec Pedals
  3. All Fanatec Shifters
  4. Fanatec ClubSport Handbrake
  5. RennSport Cockpit V2 (sold after Q4 2017)
  6. ClubSport Table Clamp V2

Features

PROS

CONS

  • Replica of a steering wheel as used in BMW touring cars
  • Not new technology in place
  • Officially licensed by BMW
  • Rim made of genuine Italian-made Alcantara®
  • LED bar and LED Display on the Rim
  • Cheapest than the Clubsport BMW GT2

What is included?

  • CSL Elite Wheel Base +
  • ClubSport Steering Wheel BMW GT2
  • Table clamp and Table clamp screw with handle
  • Power supply unit (cable length: power supply to wheel base 1,5 m/6 ft)​​
  • Power cord (regional) (cable length: socket to power supply 1,5 m/6 ft.)
  • USB connection cable (2 m/6 ft.)
  • O-Ring (spare for Quick Release shaft)
  • PS4™ button caps for ClubSport steering wheels
  • Safety pin for long storage
  • Safety screw for permanent mount
  • Quick Guides

Comparison

CSL Elite Racing Wheel BMW GT2 vs ClubSport Racing Wheel V2.5 BMW GT2

CSL Elite BMW GT2

Clubsport BMW GT2

Price

$699.90 $849.90

Platform

PC, PS4, XBox One Ready PC, XBox One Ready

Diameter

320 mm ( RIM ) 320mm ( RIM )

REV Light

Yes Yes

Display

3 digits LED / LED bar

3 digits LED / LED bar

Quick Release

ClubSport

ClubSport

Paddle Shifter Adjustability

Angle, Detacheable, Distance to rim, Travel

Force Feedback drive system

Single belt drive unit

Two multi-v-ribbed belts

Force Feedback drive material

CNC machined Aluminum pulleys with ball bearings

Grip material

Alcantara®

Alcantara®

Degrees of rotation

1080°

1080°

Torque

Up to 6Nm

Up to 6Nm

CSL Elite BMW GT2

Clubsport V2.5 BMW GT2

FAQ

  • FAQ Number #1

Answer number 1

  • FAQ Number #2

Answer number 2

Final Analyze

Nothing new in this product, I really like the Native compatibility for the Playstation 4 and 5 for this new racing wheel, besides that, is the same Servo base like in most CSL Elite serie, the RIM is whats stand from this product, the Steering Wheel BMW GT2 is one of my favorite and one of the most realistic rim in the industry. and what best and more notable about this product is that is cheapest than its Clubsport counterpart. Fanatec is suddenly after mid-range racers looking for in budget products compatible with all kind of consoles and systems.

CSL Elite BMW GT2 Racing Wheel 

 

Fanatec CSL Elite Racing Wheel BMW GT2

699.90
8.6

Price

9.5/10

Design

8.5/10

Force Feedback

8.0/10

Smoothness

8.5/10

Compatibility

8.5/10

Pros

  • Replica of a steering wheel as used in BMW touring cars
  • Officially licensed by BMW
  • Rim made of genuine Italian-made Alcantara®
  • Cheapest than the Clubsport BMW GT2

Cons

  • Not new technology in place