BMW REVEALS M4 CS

BMW HAS plugged the substantial gap between the M4 Competition and hardcore GTS with the new CS, revealed at the Shanghai Motor Show.

Despite lacking the trick water-injection system from the GTS, the CS still produces 339kW/600Nm from its 3.0-litre twin-turbo six, increases of 8kW/50Nm over the M4 Competition.

Weight is shaved courtesy of lightweight wheels, now wrapped in trackfocused Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 tyres, and the use of carbon fibre for the bonnet, front splitter and rear spoiler. Combined with the extra power, this diet drops the CS’s claimed 0-100km/h time to just 3.9sec and allows it to lap the Nurburgring in 7min38sec.

A local release is not yet confirmed, but BMW Australia is hopeful of getting its hands on a limited supply towards the end of 2017. – SN