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The BMW M3 CS brings even greater intensity to the racing allure that marks out the BMW M3 models. An intelligent lightweight construction featuring a large number of carbon-fibre components, plus increased engine power, a bespoke chassis setup, exclusive design features and a specification precision-honed to deliver an exhilarating performance experience on the track give this special model the top position among BMW M's high-performance sedans. For a puristic and fascinating M feeling over every mile.
BMW M3 CS [1] :
Fuel consumption combined in l/100 km 10.4
CO2 emissions combined in g/km 234
CO2 class G


A racing experience for every day

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  • Max. output: 405 kW (550 hp)
  • 0-100 km/h in 3.4 seconds
  • Maximum traction with M xDrive
  • CS specific suspension and lightweight design
  • CS specific design features


Motorraum und Präzisionsstrebe des BMW M3 CSMotorraum und Präzisionsstrebe des BMW M3 CS

The M TwinPower Turbo inline 6-cylinder features superior power delivery and the striking characteristic M sound. The assembly has been further developed and delivers an outstanding 405 kW (550 hp) peak output – 30 kW (40 hp) more compared to the Competition models. The adjustments primarily involved 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. The maximum torque is 650 Nm.

The optional lightweight M precision strut in silver-grey serves to stabilise the vehicle and impressively improve the driving dynamics.


BMW M3 CS auf einer RennstreckeBMW M3 CS auf einer Rennstrecke

Extensive, model-specific lightweight design measures play a major part in moulding the performance qualities and exclusive character of the BMW M3 CS. The use of components made from carbon fibre-reinforced plastic (CFRP) both inside and out is of key importance here. Besides its carbon fibre roof, the special-edition model also uses this lightweight, high-tech material for its bonnet, front splitter, front air intakes, exterior mirror caps, rear diffuser and rear spoiler. Under its carbon shell, moreover, the BMW M3 CS features optimised components for even better driving performance: The individually tuned axle kinematics and bespoke wheel camber settings, dampers, auxiliary springs and anti-roll bars serve to optimise steering precision, transmission of lateral control forces when cornering, spring and damping response and wheel location.


Leichtbau-Mittelkonsole des BMW M3 CSLeichtbau-Mittelkonsole des BMW M3 CS

A sports car cockpit designed with concentrated driving pleasure and maximum performance in mind: The driver and front passenger are welcomed as standard by lightweight M Carbon bucket seats in a model-specific design. Their black and red bi-colour finish is repeated for the two rear seats of the sedan. Another highlight is the lightweight-design centre console with red “CS” lettering made of carbon fibre. The standard equipment roster for the BMW M3 CS also includes M seat belts with a woven stripe pattern in BMW M colours, door sill plates bearing the inscription “M3 CS”, an Anthracite-coloured headliner, interior trim strips in carbon fibre finish and an M Alcantara steering wheel with CFRP shift paddles and a red centre marker.

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550 hp

550 hp is developed by the M TwinPower Turbo inline 6-cylinder petrol engine of the BMW M3 CS.



Adaptive M suspension.

The Adaptive M suspension comes as a standard and makes it possible to adjust the damper characteristics to suit any given driving situation, increasing driving dynamics and comfort. In addition to the standard COMFORT setting for increased driving comfort, the SPORT programme offers firmer damper settings, and with SPORT+, the vehicle can be used on the race track.

M Carbon ceramic brake.

The optional M Carbon ceramic brake responds even more directly to braking manoeuvres than the M Compound brake system. As it is sensitive to control, corrosion-free and highly heat-resistant, it wears less than conventional brake systems and, thanks to its weight-optimised design, increases the agility and dynamics of the BMW M3 CS. Its high-gloss brake callipers in matt Gold or Red with M logo are visible to the outside.

8-speed M Steptronic Sport transmission.

The 8-speed M Steptronic Sport transmission with Drivelogic of the BMW M3 CS offers numerous shifting options: extremely dynamic, particularly comfortable and smooth aswell as fuel-saving. You can shift manually using the gear lever or the gearshift paddles on the steering wheel, or select one of three automatic programmes using Drivelogic.

M xDrive with Active M Differential.

M xDrive with Active M Differential guarantees maximum traction and driving dynamics for everyday driving, as well as at the racetrack. The M specific technology combines the typical agility of a rear-wheel drive with the control of an all-wheel drive. There is a choice between the drive variants 4WD, 4WD Sport and – in DSC-off mode – 2WD.

M Drive Professional.

The M Drive Professional system is fitted as standard. Consequently, not only does the BMW M3 CS benefit from the M Drift Analyser and M Laptimer functions for evaluating and recording driving skills and performance at the track, it additionally comes with M Traction Control, whose ten stages provide the ideal tools for pushing the car hard on closed circuits. The M Mode button on the centre console – also part of the M Drive Professional package – can be used to adjust both the level of driver assistance system activity and the content shown in the information display and optional Head-Up Display, with a choice of ROAD, SPORT and TRACK settings.



BMW M3 CS [1] :
Fuel consumption combined in l/100 km 10.4
CO2 emissions combined in g/km 234
CO2 class G

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