Say Hello To The New 454bhp BMW M4 CS

BMW has revealed a hardened version of the M4 to sit between the Competition Pack and GTS at the Shanghai Motor Show
Say Hello To The New 454bhp BMW M4 CS

Want something a little more hardcore than a M4 Competition Pack that isn’t the now sold out GTS? Here’s your car.

It’s called the M4 CS (unrelated to the Spanish market version of the M4 GTS, which shares the same name), and it looks like quite a machine. With a fettled 3.0-litre twin-turbo straight-six under the bonnet, power has been bumped by 10bhp over the Competition Pack to a healthy 454bhp, but the changes go quite a bit further than that.

Say Hello To The New 454bhp BMW M4 CS

Torque is also up by 37lb ft to 442lb ft, with the newfound poke sent to the rear boots via a revised seven-speed dual-clutch gearbox and electronically-controlled M Differential. No manual gearbox option here, I’m afraid.

The suspension “largely mirrors that of the M4 with Competition Package,” according to BMW, although the active dampers - along with the electric power steering - have been modified. It’s been extensively tested at the Nurburgring, yielding a 7min 38sec lap time.

Say Hello To The New 454bhp BMW M4 CS

Arguably the biggest change in the handling department is the new rubber. The Michelin Pilot Super Sport boots of the standard car have been shirked in favour of Pilot Sport Cup 2s, but if you don’t fancy the sticky, dry-biased hoops, you can option something less uncompromising at no extra cost.

Like any hardcore special worth its salt, the M4 CS has been festooned in carbonfibre. The roof is made from carbonfibre reinforced plastic as on the standard car, but on the CS, the bonnet joins the lightweight party too. There’s a new carbonfibre front splitter, rear diffuser and rear spoiler smartening up the exterior as well.

Say Hello To The New 454bhp BMW M4 CS

Factor in lightened door trim panels (made from “compacted natural fibres” apparently), and the CS has dropped 32kg. The weight saving and extra power make for a 0-62mph time of 3.9 seconds - a tenth quicker than the Competition Pack. Top speed is electronically limited to 174mph, thanks to standard fitting of the M Driver’s Package.

All sounds rather lovely, but BMW is expecting you to pay quite a lot for all this. £89,130 in fact, which is over £25k more than an M4 Competition Pack. That means the rumoured M2 CS we’re all looking forward to - expected to make an appearance later this year - could end up being quite a pricey thing too.

Would you have an M4 CS over an M4 CP? Let us know your choice - and why - in the comments.


04/19/2017 - 07:51 |
192 | 10

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Golf GTI
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Golf GTI Clubsport
Golf GTI Clubsport S
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Golf R360S

04/19/2017 - 08:02 |
96 | 2
🎺🎺thank mr skeltal

In reply to by Anonymous (not verified)

Skoda Octavia RS

04/19/2017 - 08:18 |
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JenstheGTIfreak (pizza)

In reply to by Anonymous (not verified)

Golf R360S? Have I missed something?

04/19/2017 - 08:48 |
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Muhammad Haqy Aunoora

I like the rear end more than the rear end of the gts

04/19/2017 - 08:03 |
6 | 2

This looks much nicer than the GTS to me.

04/19/2017 - 08:20 |
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Wheel Nuts

£25k more than a CP! You could buy a nearly new M135i for that!

04/19/2017 - 08:22 |
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04/19/2017 - 08:37 |
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Too much of a price hike. For £89k, I could buy a new 911, R35, E63, RS6 Avant or both a Cayman AND an M2. Bad deal in my opinion.

04/19/2017 - 09:17 |
56 | 4

Or you could buy a nice classic car.

04/19/2017 - 09:53 |
12 | 4

Or you could buy Colin and you may have enough money to keep it running.

04/20/2017 - 04:29 |
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Darth Imperius/Anthony🇭🇷

I would rather prefer something with 454 cubic inches not bhp huehuehuehue

04/19/2017 - 09:50 |
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04/19/2017 - 09:52 |
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Same rear spoiler than the Giulia QV. Times are changing if Alfa Romeo inspired BMW…

04/19/2017 - 10:01 |
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In reply to by Anonymous (not verified)

Hardly an Alfa Romeo spoiler.. that design have been around for quite some time!

04/19/2017 - 13:43 |
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El Suave (Porsche/Koenigsegg/AMG Fanboy ) (Also loves the GT

In reply to by Anonymous (not verified)

Not really that bears resemblance to the m sport wing which has been around since the introduction of the f82 m4

04/19/2017 - 13:45 |
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