BMW M has revealed the exclusive and limited-edition M3 CS, a four-door high-performance sedan. True to form, the BMW M3 CS’s looks reflect the car’s sporting intent. The signature feature of its prominent front end, complete with cutting-edge twin LED headlights, is the front apron with large, three-section air intakes.
In addition, the Gurney spoiler lip on the boot lid has been newly designed specifically for the new M3 CS, and teams up with the front splitter and the rear diffuser to help minimise dynamic lift. These components are made from the lightweight and extremely rigid high-tech material carbon fiber-reinforced plastic (CFRP), as are the bonnet and roof of the new BMW M3 CS. Light-alloy wheels (front: 9 J x 19, rear: 10 J x 20) and Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 tyres (front: 265/35 R 19, rear: 285/30 R 20) complete the M3 CS package.
Moving inside the new BMW M3 CS, the generous use of two-tone full leather in Silverstone/Black and Alcantara creates a compelling and well-resolved ambience brimming with sporting allure and undeniable class.Among the standard features on board are automatic climate control, a Harman Kardon surround sound system and the Navigation system Professional.
BMW M3 CS: Performance uprated
A 3.0-liter high-performance engine powers the M3 CS has a power output of 460 hp. Torque is equally impressive from low engine speeds. State-of-the-art M TwinPower Turbo technology propels the M3 CS from 0 to 100 km/h in just 3.9 seconds. The top speed of the new special edition, which comes as standard with the M Driver’s Package, is electronically limited to 280 km/h.
The car’s (fuel consumption combined is 8.3 l/100 km’and a CO2 emissions combined: 194 g/km. Pushing the new red start/stop button fires up the engine, and the distinctive sound produced by the specially tuned sports exhaust system of the new BMW M3 CS, with its quartet of tailpipes, proceeds to lay on a feast for the ears.
The new BMW M3 CS is equipped as standard with the seven-speed M Double Clutch Transmission (M DCT) with Drivelogic. This cutting-edge transmission has a separate oil cooler and enables both automated gear changes and manual interventions using the shift paddles on the steering wheel.
On suspension, the BMW M3 CS largely mirrors that of the M3 with Competition Package. The links and wheel carriers at both the front and rear axles are made from forged aluminium and are therefore extremely light.
Ensuring the best possible grip in all driving conditions are the DSC (Dynamic Stability Control) system, which includes M Dynamic Mode, and the Active M Differential. The control systems for the Adaptive M suspension, DSC and Active M Differential have been modified to suit the dynamic requirements of the BMW M3 CS, as has the set-up of the electromechanical steering. The driver has the option of adjusting the steering and suspension settings to their personal preferences or the demands of the route at hand.
The new BMW M3 CS starts retailing in January 2018 at a limited run of 1,200 units globally.