Last year, BMW introduces its range topping model M4 GTS with 500 hp. When BMW M4 GTS was introduced in US it has few drawbacks such as limited units (only 300 units) and it was too hardcore as a street car. To plug this gap, BMW has introduced M4 CS at Shanghai Auto Show. BMW M4 CS will sit between the M4 Competition Package and M4 GTS. Even though BMW hasn’t announced how many units will be produced, but there is a strong chance that will follow the M4 GTS footprints (will be limited production). Special Edition will be manufactured by the middle of next year.
The production of the range topping GTS has already concludes and now the German will concentrate more on the M4 CS. This toned down version of GTS will an important model in their range. The 3.0 liter twin-turbocharged six-inline engine has been tweaked by BMW’s M division and it gives an output of 454 horsepower and 600 NM of torque. If one compares the number with M4 Competition Package, it is 10 hp and 37 lb-ft more. BMW M4 CS has also gone through some weight reduction like the M4 GTS. Lightweight carbon fiber reinforced plastic is used in diffuser, front splitter, trunklid spoiler and roof.
The engine works in conjugation with dual-clutch seven-speed automatic transmission. The acceleration of BMW M4 CS has improved significantly due to usage of lightweight materials and automatic transmission. BMW M4 CS can accelerate from 0 to 62 mph in 3.9 seconds with the top speed of 174 mph. The suspension setup has not been touched but adaptive dampers have been tweaked to improve better track performance. BMW M4 CS also gets new set of wheels in the front (19 inches) and on the rear (20 inches). BMW M4 CS is set to be priced around $125,000 in Europe. Even though North American pricing has not been announced, it will be above $100,000 when it arrives early next year.