Redesign of the CL.la by BFW in accordance with the "new design principles" as requested by Idflieg resulted in the CL.III, a single prototype of which was completed at the close of hostilities but was not apparently subjected to Idflieg testing. Adhering closely to the concept of the CL.la, the CL.III was powered by a 200hp Benz Bz IV engine and featured longer-span, more angular wings. A further development, the CL.IV, remained on the BFW drawing boards.
Engine: 200hp Benz Bz IV
Wingspan: 11.54 m / 38 ft 10 in
Length: 7.81 m / 26 ft 7 in