Last week BMW M presented another exclusive limited-run special-edition model at Auto Shanghai in the shape of the new BMW M4 CS.
The M4 CS fills the gap in the line-up between the M4 Coupe with ‘Competition Package’ and the uncompromisingly track-focused BMW M4 GTS. With its accentuated sporting presence, the new M4 CS continues the decades-long tradition of successful M special editions, which began in 1988 with the E30 BMW M3 Evolution. The new BMW M4 CS will be built at the original BMW plant in Munich and will be priced at €158,690 (OTR).
The M4 CS also sees BMW M GmbH introducing a new nomenclature for its models. Positioned above the standard M models will be the performance-boosted Competition versions.
Then come the CS special-edition models, a notch higher still. Positioned on top are the performance maximising “brand shapers” which display a clear motor sport or club sport character but are also fully road legal.
The 3.0-litre high-performance engine raises the output of the M4 with Competition Package by 10hp to 460 hp. State-of-the-art M TwinPower Turbo technology allows the M4 CS to dip below the four-second mark for the 0 to 100 km/h sprint, stopping the clock at 3.9 seconds.
The top speed of the M4 CS, which comes as standard with the M Driver’s Package, is electronically limited to 280 km/h. With its two mono-scroll turbochargers charge air cooler, High Precision Injection, Valvetronic variable valve timing and Double-VANOS fully variable camshaft timing, the six-cylinder in-line engine takes a clear and consistent aim at the higher echelons of performance.
However, it is equally committed to developing significant torque from low engine speeds and achieving high levels of efficiency. It has a claimed provisional fuel consumption combined: 8.4 l/100 km or 33.6 mpg, and with a provisional CO2 emissions combined figure of 197 g/km.