It has been a long time coming, but we knew the BMW M4 CS would be made public and it has finally happened. The four-door BMW M3 CS made its debut over a year ago and it was only a matter of time before a coupe version joined the party. BMW South Africa confirms that just 25 units of the M4 CS will be coming to our shores. These will be available from the end of 2024. Scroll to the bottom of this post for local pricing.

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More Power

The BMW M4 CS is based on the M4 Competition. It shares that car’s twin-turbocharged inline six-cylinder engine. Power has been bumped up to 405 kW at 6 250 r/min, which is identical to its sedan sibling. The hike represents a 30 kW increase over the Competition version. This comes, primarily, from added boost pressure, now up to 2,1 bars. However, peak torque remains at 650 N.m. Max engine speed is rated at 7 200 r/min.

This all translates to a 0-100 km/h sprint time of 3,4 seconds. The new CS takes 11,1 seconds to reach 200 km/h from rest.  The electronically limited top speed is 302 km/h. More impressive, BMW says the M4 CS recorded an official time of 7 min 21,989 sec for the full 20,832-kilometre Nurburgring lap.

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An eight-speed automatic transmission, the only option, sends power to all four wheels. A specific M Setup menu allows 4WD Sport mode to be selected, which directs more torque to the rear wheels. Drivers can also switch off the DSC (Dynamic Stability Control) system altogether and engage pure rear-wheel drive via 2WD mode – NICE!

Less Mass

To earn its CS credentials the newcomer has been on a steady diet of carbon-fibre. The roof, bonnet, front splitter, mirror caps, diffuser and rear Gurney spoiler are all made from the lightweight stuff, and you’ll find plenty of same (CFRP) in the cabin, while standard M Carbon bucket seats also do their bit.

Forged alloy wheels in an exclusive V-spoke design with a Gold Bronze finish are also on the standard equipment list for the new BMW M4 CS. These particular alloys measure 19 inches in diameter at the front axle and 20 inches at the rear. The rims are fitted as standard with track tyres, which measure 275/35 at the front and 285/30 at the rear. BMW says the lightweight measures bring about a total mass saving of some 20 kilograms compared to the BMW M4 Competition Coupe with AWD. 

BMW M4 CS Price – R3 050 000