BMW’s M division has unveiled the M4 CS, a limited special-edition model, filling the gap between the M4 Coupe with Competition Package and the track-focused M4 GTS. The M4 CS also marks the introduction of a new nomenclature for the future models, positioned above the Competition versions.
The 3.0L TwinPower Turbo straight-six makes 10 hp more than the Competition, to 460 hp. The enhanced performance results in a 0-100 km/h sprint in 3.9 seconds and an electronically limited top speed of 280 km/h. Transmission is a standard 7-speed M Double Clutch Transmission (M DCT) with Drivelogic. The transmission has a separate oil cooler.
BMW says, the suspension of the M4 CS largely mirrors that of the M4 with Competition Package. The links and wheel carriers at both the front and rear axles are made from forged aluminium and are therefore extremely light. The M4 CS is also fitted with Adaptive M suspension as standard, which is claimed to deliver optimized performance on both the road and track.
The M4 CS has been tested at the Nurburgring Nordschleife, with a lap time of 7 min 38 sec.
There are some generous usage of carbon fibre and carbon fibre-reinforced plastic (CFRP) materials to cut down weight, the bonnet and roof for example. Interiors are clad with leather and alcantara. BMW says there is “no compromise on the nicer things in life”, the M4 CS gets automatic climate control, a HiFi system and navigation system as well. Rear-end gets OLED lights.
When it comes to the driving experience, the driver has the option of adjusting the steering and suspension settings to their personal preferences or the demands of the route. There’s is also three driving modes (Comfort, Sport and Sport+) to choose from at the touch of a button.
The M4 CS is priced at €116,900. According to several reports, the numbers are limited to 3,000.