Supersport meets luxury: Launched in 1985, the BMW M5 is one of the co-founders of the high-performance sedan class. In a few weeks’ time, BMW M GmbH will for the first time be adding an exclusive CS edition, the BMW M5 CS, to the successful model which is now in its sixth generation since 2017. This vehicle has the following attributes: even sportier, even more luxurious, even more exclusive. With 467 kW (635 hp) and 750 Nm torque, the BMW M5 CS is not only the most powerful M5 of all time, but also the most powerful M automobile in the BMW M product range. Here are the first facts.
THE BMW M5 CS
THE BMW M5 CS
BMW M4 CS.
With the BMW M4 CS, launched in early 2017, BMW M put a special edition of the F82 in the spotlight. The limited edition coupé is characterized by a more powerful engine and a suspension set-up designed for racetrack use. Thanks to lightweight bucket seats, a carbon bonnet and roof, along with other measures, the car is 35 kg lighter.
BMW M3 CS.
The BMW M3 CS was launched later in a limited edition of 120 and was only built between March and October 2018. The four-door high-performance sedan offered the perfect combination of motorsport and unlimited everyday use. Lightweight construction was also used on the sedan: the M3 CS’ bonnet, roof, front splitter, gurney and tail diffuser are made of carbon. The weight saving over the BMW M3 is as much as 50 kg.
Both models, the BMW M3 CS and M4 CS, share the straight-6 motor with M TwinTurbo technology and 460 hp. In comparison to the Competition models, the engine provides an additional 10 hp and up to 50 Newton metres more torque.
BMW M2 CS.
The BMW M2 CS is the first exclusive, limited special edition from BMW M GmbH in the premium compact class. As a high-performance vehicle, it is positioned above the BMW M2 Competition and continues the success story of the BMW M3 CS and BMW M4 CS models. The BMW M2 CS also benefits from experiences made in motorsport and thus employs lightweight materials rigorously. Thus, roof and bonnet are made of carbon and are 50 % lighter than their equivalents from the series model. The aerodynamics have also been improved. The striking central air outlet in the bonnet raises downforce and at the same time improves motor cooling. The front splitter, the rear spoiler or Gurney on the tailgate and the rear diffusor are all made of carbon and provide additional downforce. Propulsion is provided by the straight-6 motor with M TwinPower turbo technology and 3.0 litre cubic capacity. In the BMW M2 CS it manages 450 hp, 40 hp more than in the BMW M2 Competition.