BMW’s 405 kW straight six now comes in four doors M3 CS
BMW has trotted out a four-door M3 version of its iconic CS. The family saloon variety of the 405 kW 650 Nm M4 CS Coupe, the sharper, lighter CS will be the most powerful BMW M3 yet.
30 kW up in the common garden M3 Competition, it puts 10 horses on its Italian Alfa Romeo Giulia GTA archrival. Propelled by BMW M’s uprated biturbo 3-litre straight six turning BMW xDrive all-wheel drive through an 8-speed automatic gearbox, M claims that it will rocket to 100 km/h from rest in just 3.4 seconds.
Lightweight M3 CS will top 300 km/h
That’s 0.2 seconds quicker than the Giulia GTA, while 80 to 120 km/h takes 2.6 seconds. Top speed is electronically limited to 300 km/h
As much of this car’s performance gain comes from its lightweight measures, as the car gains from pure power. A carbon fiber roof, lighter components all around the car, from feathery carbon fiber bucket seats to a titanium rear silencer save a total of 20 kg in the CS versus the 1780kg M3 Competition.
Faster, Nimbler M3 CS Looks Angrier Too
That lightweight roof also serves to shift M3 CSL’s center of balance down in the car. Add performance tweaked suspension dampers, coils and anti-roll bars. Plus bespoke wheel camber settings and individually tuned axle kinematics and an M Dynamic driving mode geared more towards high-speed circuit driving.
The M3 CS is set apart from the M3 Competition by an angrier-looking, more open front grille. Just like BMW’s GT4-spec M4 racer. Gaping air intakes round it off. Alongside a gang of aerodynamic enhancements, from a wide front splitter to a lip on the rear deck.
Better Get That Order in Soon!
Add has staggered 19-inch front and 20” rear wheels. With track-focused tires. M compound brakes get red calipers, and a carbon-ceramic brakes option is also available.
Only 20 of these cars are coming to South Africa. Better get that order in now then…