The new BMW M3 CS is an exclusive high-performance limited edition super-saloon based on the current generation M3. Core to the new BMW M3 CS is a lightweight philosophy, it features carbon fibre-reinforced plastic (CFRP) components, increased engine power and a bespoke chassis setup.
The new BMW M3 CS teams a 550bhp/650Nm torque six-cylinder in-line engine with an eightspeed M Steptronic transmission and the M xDrive intelligent all-wheel-drive system. These combine to produce a 0 to 62 mph time of 3.4 seconds and on to an electronically limited 188 mph top speed.
The power increase is achieved through targeted revisions to the engine’s M TwinPower Turbo technology. The adjustments primarily involve raising the maximum charge pressure of the two mono-scroll turbochargers from 1.7 to 2.1 bar and making some model-specific tweaks to the engine management.
A specially designed engine mount, with increased spring rates, was also designed to create an extremely rigid connection between the power unit and the vehicle’s structure. This results in an even sharper engine response and direct transmission of its power to the drivetrain.
Peak torque of 650Nm is produced between 2,750 and 5,950rpm and maximum output arrives at 6,250rpm. The engine revs to a maximum 7,200rpm.
Enhancing the soundtrack is the dual-branch exhaust system, featuring electrically controlled flaps and a titanium rear silencer with weight-minimising design. In customary M fashion, it features two pairs of matt black tailpipes which help produce the emotionally rich soundtrack.
The new BMW M3 CS will be built in a limited run with the UK market launch commencing from March 2023. Prices in the UK will start from £115,900 RRP.