Fanatec CSL Steering Wheel BMW

fanatec csl steering wheel BMW Review
Fanatec CSL Steering Wheel BMW Review

Fanatec CSL Steering Wheel BMW Review

CSL Steering Wheel BMW

This new steering wheel comes to field an in-demand, and increasing audience for the CSL line products, Sure the CSL is not new for Fanatec, but what they did right to spike this recent popularity was the addition of Direct Drive technology into the line with the release of the DD CSL Base, that comes to bring Direct Drive technologies into the masses, no perfect time like this to announce a new wheel that perfect match this product,  with this new rim you can walk with a really high-end simracing system but with an entry-level price for sure.

The multi-purpose steering wheel is available to pre-order now with a price of €/$139.95, not that bad for a Fanatec product, in fact for what you get I think is a decent price, the rim is full of nice features like the durable materials, the tunning functions, and buttons combinations that allow you to adjust your telemetry really easy and in the way you like. the steering wheel is easy to pull out with the new Fanatec Clubsport QR1 quick-release ( included )

If you are new to CSL Direct Drive Technology I think this steering wheel is a must-have addition for your system, not just for the multi-purpose design but for the features that come with an entry-level range price product.

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The Buyer’s Guide and Review

Last modified: January 12 of 2022.

Product Overview

Product Type Steering Wheel
Model BMW
Serie CSL ” ClubSport Light “
Pedals Not Included
Editorial Rating 8
Ready For PC / PS Ready
Product Page CSL Steering Wheel BMW


Brief Design Overview

  • Steering Wheel is Officially licensed by BMW.
  • Eye-Catching with unique BMW-designed graphic stretches across the front face and rim.
  • Polymer casing for a strong and durable rim
  • Configurable inputs and tuning options are available on the rim
  • Take full control of any racing style with 12 buttons, paddle shifters, and a 5-way directional stick
  • Easily use the tuning button and directional stick to quickly adjust your wheelbase force feedback
  • integrated three-digit LED Telemetry display
  • Paddle shifter made of tactile metal with a decent positive “click” feeling
  • QR1 Lite Wheel-Side (Simplified Quick Release Adapter) clamps easily to the steering shaft by hand
  • Lightweight for fast acceleration and fidelity, only 1224 g
  • Realistic size, suitable for many driving styles (300 mm)


PS5: Yes PS4: Yes PS3: No 

PC: Yes 

Xbox: No  Xbox Series X: No

Note: This steering wheel is not compatible with Xbox systems, the full compatibility only can be guaranteed on the PC.

Wheel Base Compatibilities

  1. CSL DD – Review
  2. CSL Elite Wheel Base
  3. CSL Elite Wheel Base V1.1
  4. CSL Elite Wheel Base + – officially licensed for PS4™
  5. CSL Elite Racing Wheel – officially licensed for PS4™
  6. ClubSport Wheel Base V2
  7. ClubSport Wheel Base V2.5
  8. PODIUM Wheel Base DD1 (Low Torque Mode only*)
  9. PODIUM Wheel Base DD2 (Low Torque Mode only*)
  10. PODIUM Racing Wheel F1® PS4™ (Low Torque Mode only*




  • Rubberised wheel rim for grip and durability
  • Not compatible with Xbox Systems
  • Integrated RevStripe™ for telemetry data display
  • Decent Metal shifter paddles
  • Good price for the product you get
  • Planty of  buttons for personal setup adjustments

What is included?

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


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Rev lights:
Paddle shifter adjustability:
Joystick/ Vibration Motor
Grip material:



Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Worth the money?

If you are new to Direct Drive technology this steering wheel is a good product that doesn’t compromise on performance or design. Is a perfect addition for your CSL DD base system, It is an ideal starter multi-purpose steering wheel with a fair price attached to it. 

The CSL BMW is compatible with Xbox One?

This steering wheel is not compatible with the Xbox System.

Final Analyze

Entry-level steering wheel, with an entry-level price as well, the wheel is officially licensed by BMW, This rim comes from factory with nice and durable materials, plenty of buttons, and a nice telemetry led display. All together become this product a versatile rim for any kind of racing styles, I really like the simplicity but very efficient buttons that are included, you can take the control of any vehicle type with the 12 buttons, metal paddle shifters, and a 5-way directional stick with them.
This rim is a perfect add-on in your DD CSL system, the price is good for a Fanatec product, and the addition on the BMW is a nice touch for this rim as well, I agree that this steering wheel is an ideal starter wheel for the CSL DD ecosystem.

Fanatec CSL BMW

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This steering wheel is compatible with the Fanatec Steering Wheel with the QR1 Wheel-Side (formerly named ClubSport Quick Release Adapter).

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Fanatec CSL Steering Wheel BMW






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  • Officially licensed by BMW
  • Unique BMW-designed graphic across front face and rim
  • Integrated RevStripe™
  • Tool-free ‘QR1 Lite Wheel-Side’ quick release
  • Lightweight for fast acceleration and fidelity, only 1224 g


  • Not compatible with Xbox Systems