New BMW M4 CS revealed

High-performance coupe gets more power to level the 0-100kph time with the two-door Audi RS5 and Mercedes-AMG C63 S.

BMW is making quite a number of M4s…

Thanks to an improving competition, BMW has made a fourth version of the M4 called CS (Club Sport) following the regular model, Competition Package and GTS.

As seen in these first official pictures, the M4 CS highlights some sporty details like front splitter and rear spoiler made from carbonfibre. Inside, there’s a steering wheel clad with Alcantara and the handles on the slimmed-down door panels have been replaced with loops.

Kewl! How much more power has it received?

BMW has tweaked the 3.0-litre twin-turbo inline-six engine to 460hp and 600Nm for the M4 CS. That’s 10hp and 50Nm more than in the M4 Competition Package.

As a result, the M4 CS goes from 0-100kph in 3.9sec – a tenth of a second quicker than the M4 Competition Package. And because the M4 CS comes with the M Driver’s pack as standard, the electronically limited top speed has been raised from 250kph to 280kph.

Speaking of the acceleration time, the M4 CS is now level with Audi’s latest RS5 Coupe and Mercedes-AMG C63 S Coupe.

But the GTS is quicker… 

True, the M4 GTS is faster with a 3.8sec time. However, BMW’s intention with the M4 CS is to create a go-faster model suited for public roads; the M4 GTS has been developed with the race track in mind.

That’s one reason why the M4 CS still has rear seats and omits the roll-cage fitted in the two-seat M4 GTS. BMW says the M4 CS’s 7min 38sec lap time around the Nurburgring falls in between the M4 Competition Package and M4 GTS.

I see. Could it be more fun to drive than the M4 Competition package?

According to BMW, the exhaust sound in the M4 CS can be adjusted by a mode selector. As well, drifts can be made easier in the M4 CS thanks to the M Dynamic diff being modified to allow greater wheel slip.

Standard in the M4 CS is seven-speed dual-clutch automatic with paddle-shift, M adaptive suspension and Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 tyres. Carbon-ceramic brakes, however, are optional.

The M4 CS will only be built in limited numbers and is expected to command a slight premium over the lesser M4s at just over 10 million baht.


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