BMW’s announced a new high-performance CS version of its rapid M4 coupe that’ll cost from close to £90,000 when it goes on sale
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- BMW M4 CS revealed
- Its 3.0-litre six-cylinder engine produces 454hp
- Will sprint from 0-62mph in just 3.9 seconds
- Expected to cost from around £90,000
If you thought the standard BMW M4 was just a little too tame – and you couldn’t quite stretch to the £120,000 GTS model – the new M4 CS could be the perfect super coupe for you. Boasting 454hp from its twin-turbo straight six engine, this aggressive two door will leap from 0-62mph in a seriously impressive 3.9 seconds when it goes on sale in late 2017.
2017 BMW M4 CS styling
The new CS model looks a little like an M4 that’s missed a few trips to the dentist – its two bold kidney grilles now feature an aggressive black finish in place of the standard car’s bright chrome trim. A more bulbous carbon-fibre bonnet, new front splitter, lightweight alloy wheels – exclusive to the CS – and a subtle bootlid mounted spoiler complete this upcoming car’s discrete makeover.
2017 BMW M4 CS interior
A pair of light-yet-supportive sports seats come trimmed in the leather and Alcantara with details in the signature red, blue and purple colours of BMW’s M division, while its new door trims are made from compacted natural fibres instead of plastic. All these subtle tweaks help the new CS tip the scales at 32kg less than the standard M4.
2017 BMW M4 CS engine and driving
The 454hp CS’ twin-turbo 3.0-litre straight-six engine might produce 23hp more than the standard M4, but the real differences lay in the car’s advanced GTS-derived suspension. Lightweight aluminium components and standard-fit adaptive dampers help it handle with as much agility as possible while its driver assistance systems have been re-programmed to make it feel even more involving than the standard M4.
Some purists may be disappointed by news the CS won’t be offered with a manual gearbox – instead, a seven-speed twin-clutch automatic ‘box will come fitted as standard. It will, however, accelerate from 0-62mph in 3.9 seconds – 0.3 seconds faster than an entry-level M4.
2017 BMW M4 CS price and release date
The first examples of BMW’s new high-performance M4 CS should go on sale in late 2017 priced from around £90,000. Although it’s expected to stay on sale until summer 2018, fewer than 300 examples should be produced – if you fancy parking on your driveway, you’ll have to act fast.