Published on April 26th, 2017 | by Daniel Sherman Fernandez0
Only 3,000 BMW M4 CS cars will be built
BMW will limit its M4 CS to only 3,000 units worldwide in a two-year run. “We were surprised by the demand for the M4 GTS. All 700 units were sold out within four weeks,” said BMW M’s Marketing Chief, Peter Quintus. “For various reasons we couldn’t build anymore, but there was a clear business case for a more track-focused M4 to slot in above the M4 Competition and below the GTS. And that’s how the M4 CS came about.”
This M4 CS, the 3.0-liter engine has been upgraded to deliver an extra 10bhp over the standard M4, bringing the total output to 460bhp and 600 Newton-meters of torque. That means it will sprint to 100 kilometers per hour in just 3.9 seconds, and continue on to an electronically limited top speed of 280km/h.
Equipped to the highest standard
The cabin of the BMW M4 CS is awash with fine leather and classy Alcantara. Both the driver and front passenger settle into the same specially-designed lightweight M sports seats fitted in the M4 with Competition Package. They are upholstered in Merino leather and Alcantara and guarantee optimum lateral support, even when powering around a track. At the same time, though, they are also very comfortable on long journeys. The familiar BMW M stripes have been incorporated into the front seat belts.
The most important accessory for drivers of the new BMW M4 CS is, needless to say, an M sports steering wheel. The M Alcantara steering wheel – a cost option – is wrapped in exclusive, anthracite-coloured Alcantara with blue/red M stitching and a 12 o’clock marker, and provides outstanding grip in all driving situations.
The interior trim strips are lined with Alcantara and feature prominent CS identifiers. Alcantara is a wonderfully classy yet hard-wearing upholstery material that also graces the lightweight centre console and the elbow rests in the door panelling. When it comes to the door panelling and the side sections in the rear, BMW M GmbH has taken the same groundbreaking approach as it did for the M4 GTS. These elements are made from compacted natural fibres – renewable resources in other words – and are considerably lighter than conventional door panels. The engineers have also given the surface of the door panelling a smart carbon-fibre look. There is plenty of badging to further underline the status of the new BMW M4 CS special-edition model. An illuminated M4 logo has been integrated into the backrests of the M sports seats and there are special door sill strips inscribed with M4 CS lettering.
Despite the intensely sporty focus of the new BMW M4 CS, drivers do not have to go without comforts such as single-zone automatic climate control. An advanced version of the BMW HiFi system Professional provides superb listening pleasure, and the BMW Navigation system Professional is also to be found on the extensive list of standard comfort features. Adaptive LED Headlights including BMW Selective Beam (dazzle-free high beam assistant) can be ordered as an option. The intelligent BMW ConnectedDrive Services are also available as an option, as is the BMW M Laptimer app, which can be used for recording all the details of laps around a race track, for example. Plus, almost all of the myriad other options available for the BMW M4 can also be specified for the M4 CS.
BMW is asking €116,900 in Germany and £89,130 in U.K. for the new M4 CS. The car will be available mid-2018.