BMW recently showcased the M4 CS at the 2017 Auto Shanghai, revealing its new hierarchy structure in M range of sportscars. The BMW M4 CS is the first of its kind in the M4 family, positioned between the M4 Competition package and the extreme track-focussed M4 GTS. Slated to be produced in limited numbers, the M4 CS costs GBP 98,000 (Rs 70.7 lakh) in the UK. Here is a photo gallery of the BMW M4 CS -
There aren’t many cues which set the BMW M4 CS apart from the standard car. However look closely, and you will notice the unique carbon fibre front splitter and rear diffuser.
The bonnet and roof are made from lightweight carbon fibre-reinforced plastic (CFRP), while the Gurney spoiler lip is made from carbon fibre.
The interior also complements the M4 CS’ character. The lightweight M sports seats with Alcantara, compacted natural fibres give it a sporty ambience.
Under the hood is the same 3.0-litre inline six-cylinder engine, though the CS is 10 horsepower more powerful than the Competition Package, at 460bhp.
This revised powertrain has helped take the 0kmph to 100kmph time to sub-four second territory, at 3.9 seconds. Top speed is limited to 280kmph.
Transferring power to the rear wheels is the seven-speed DCT gearbox, with fully-automated gear changes as well as manual intervention through paddle shifters.
While the suspension setup is similar to the Competition Package, the CS rides on blacked-out lightweight forged aluminium wheels.
The feather in M4 CS’ cap is the 7 minutes 38 seconds lap time recorded at the Nurburgring Nordschleife track in Germany, which makes it as fast as modern sports cars.