BMW Show Off
New M4 CS

Words: Nile Bijoux
19 Apr 2017

If you missed out on the M4 GTS, don't worry. BMW have just taken the wraps off the new M4 CS which also ushers in a new naming scheme.

According to BMW, "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 new M4 CS has a few changes under the hood to distinguish it from the 'regular' M4. The twin turbo straight-six engine has 343kW (over the 335kW standard car), 0-100km/h is in 3.9 seconds and top speed is electronically limited to 280km/h. The only option for transmission is the M Double Clutch Gearbox, no left foot action here.

The suspension is largely taken from the M4 Competition Package, and the standard Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 tyres ride on light-alloy wheels. M sports seats are trimmed with leather and Alcantara, a theme which extends around the interior. Despite being a CS model, you still get climate control, the BMW Hifi Professional stereo system and sat-nav. 

Outside it looks largely similar to the standard M4, with a prominent front end, complete with cutting-edge twin LED headlights. There's also a new model-specific front splitter was made from exposed carbon fibre exclusively for the M4 CS special edition. In the interests of aerodynamic efficiency, it teams up with the rear diffuser carried over for the BMW M4 GTS and the likewise newly designed, exposed carbon-fibre Gurney spoiler lip on the boot lid to minimise dynamic lift. Innovative rear lights with OLED technology introduced by BMW exclusively for the M4 CS and M4 GTS break new ground, while the front splitter, Gurney and rear diffuser, together with the long CFRP bonnet, flowing, coupe-like roofline, elegantly sporty M exterior mirrors and muscular wheel arches, allow the new BMW M4 CS to cut an extremely dynamic figure, even when it’s standing still.

A local launch is yet to be confirmed.

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