Apr 19, 2017
Those looking to buy a performance-focused BMW model are being given more options thanks to the new CS lineup and the just revealed M4 CS.
Power is bumped up by 10 horses compared to the Performance Package, with the 3.0-liter turbocharged inline-six making a total of 460 horsepower, sent through a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission.
Jumping to 62 mph will take 3.9 seconds with the CS model, just 0.2 seconds behind the M4 GTS.
BMW adaptive M suspension is included as standard equipment, along with many of the lightweight aluminum suspension bits used in the Competition Package. An active M differential along with M Dynamic Mode are also included on the CS, though they are specially tuned for this car.
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A set of staggered Michelin Sport Cup 2 summer tires provide grip, with a set of 19s up front and 20s in the rear.
As for style, this car borrows from both the Competition Package and the GTS. Carbon fiber is used extensively in the hood and roof while the doors are made from compacted natural fibers. The rear diffuser and front splitter are exposed carbon fiber, an exclusive feature for the CS model. Door handles are also done away with, replaced by small BMW straps.
On the inside, lightweight seats are finished with leather and Alcantara and unlike the M4 GTS, the new CS has a backseat.
BMW has already confirmed that this car will be sold in the U.S., though pricing has only been announced for Europe, where the car will cost 116,900 Euros. Considering the BMW M4 GTS goes for $133,205 in the U.S., the new CS should be around $100,000.