BMW just introduced the first ever BMW M4 CS, an exclusive special-edition model that slots itself between the M4 with the Competition Package and the more hardcore, track-oriented GTS. If you plan on piloting this wild ride, you should considering going to the BMW M School and getting some proper training.
Power has been raised (10HP more than the Competition Package, 29HP more than a stock M4) to 454HP. The BWM M4 CS rockets from 0-60 in a scant 3.8 seconds, on it’s way to an electronically limited top speed of 174MPH. As was the case with the GTS, the 7-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission is the only option.
The suspension of the BMW 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 aluminum and are therefore extremely light, keeping unsprung masses low, improving driving dynamics. The light-alloy wheels (front: 9 J x 19, rear: 10 J x 20) are designed exclusively for the M4 CS and are fitted with Michelin Pilot Super Sport tires (front: 265/35 R 19, rear: 285/30 R 20).
To manage airflow, the BMW CS gets its very own unique front splitter crafted from carbon fiber, while it wears the rear diffuser from the GTS. On the decklid, this latest M4 sports an exposed carbon-fiber Gurney spoiler lip on the trunk lid to minimize lift. The front splitter, Gurney spoiler and rear diffuser, together with the long carbon fiber hood, M exterior mirrors and muscular wheel arches, allow the M4 CS to cut an extremely dynamic figure, even when it’s standing still.
Super lightweight M sports seats trimmed in leather/Alcantara sets the dynamic tonality that extends to the door panel trim made from compacted natural fibers and featuring lightweight door pull loops.
And of course, the dash features an embossed CS emblem, so you can remind your passengers that they aren’t riding in just any M4.
As for pricing, that hasn’t been announced yet. All we can safely say is that it will cost more than an M4 Competition Package and less than the M4 GTS. My guesstmiate? You’re probably looking at a price of around $115-120K.
Given the limited nature of this car (only 3,000 cars will be built worldwide), they won’t have any problems selling every last one of them. The real question is whether these cars will be tracked as they were meant to do, or will they be stored and sold years later at auction for crazy money because of it’s limited production?
Here’s hoping that the lucky owners drive the tires off of these cars like they were meant to be!