The gorgeous BMW M4 CS adorned the Shanghai auto show this week in a shade of deep metallic blue; the new CS will slot between the M4 Competition and the hardcore M4 GTS.
Under the hood, the trademark inline 3.0-liter turbocharged six makes 460 hp — 14 more than the M4 Comp — along with 442 lb-ft of torque sent through a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission to the rear wheels. There’s no manual option, which is only semi-surprising. If you want the fastest lap, you have to go DCT, and that’s what this CS (coupe sport) is about. The sprint to 60 mph takes 3.9 seconds, and top speed is 174 mph. BMW claims a Nurburgring time of 7 minutes, 38 seconds, which puts it on par with the bonkers Lexus LFA, a high compliment.
The chassis is mostly the same as the M4 Comp version with an aluminum double-joint, spring-strut suspension in front and a five-link in the rear. BMW says that front setup has ball joints and elastomeric bearings with zero play laterally and longitudinally, “resulting in an extremely responsive chassis and excellent driving dynamics.” After driving the M4 Competition last year, we have no reason not to believe them.