BMW files M1 CS through M8 CS trademarks

Rumors | November 23rd, 2016 by 8
2016 BMW M8 Concept White Color HD 750x500

BMW has filed several trademarks in the recent weeks with the World Intellectual Property Organization, suggesting that an entire range of new “CS” models are …

BMW has filed several trademarks in the recent weeks with the World Intellectual Property Organization, suggesting that an entire range of new “CS” models are coming. The Bavarians have registered several trademarks, from the M1 CS through M8 CS. The “CS” lineup is likely to include, in the near future, an M4 CS and M2 CS models geared towards track aficionados.

Under the hood, the engines will likely be the same as the standard M models, though expect a small power bump. Lightweight materials, such as carbon fiber, will be part of the offering, along with several aerodynamic parts – front splitter and rear wing/spoiler.

BMW M2 CS Nurburgring 2 750x360

Finally, the new trademark points again to a future BMW M8, based on the upcoming 8 Series. The possibility of a BMW M8 to come out is extremely high, especially since our sources confirmed that BMW is looking to bring out a new model that would rival the likes of the Mercedes-Benz S-Class Coupe.

If a future BMW M8 were to exist, it would likely be powered by some variant of the brand’s 6.0 liter twin-turbocharged V12, hopefully with more power than the M760i. It would also likely only have xDrive all-wheel drive to handle the power and would have to come with the brand’s eight-speed automatic gearbox, as the DCT likely can’t handle the V12’s torque. So it wouldn’t be exactly like the M8 supercar that wasn’t back in the late ’90s, but it would be close.

[Source: Autoguide]

8 responses to “BMW files M1 CS through M8 CS trademarks”

  1. Icebreakerr says:

    M1 CS

  2. Icebreakerr says:

    also isnt it 6.6 liter twin-turbocharged V12 not 6.0

  3. Kaisuke971 says:

    Is CS gonna replace the Competition Package, to compete against Audi’s RS Performance and Mercedes’ AMG R models or the CP will have that role and the CS models will somehow be over that ?

    • Icebreakerr says:

      i think be over that like higher up

      • Kaisuke971 says:

        But then does CS mean Coupe Sport, like back in the days, and then it’ll only apply to the coupes, or Clubsport and then it could be a lineup with even the M SUVs.

        Anyway, hope we’ll get more info soon.

  4. Seven23 says:

    What if the 8-series had to be based on i8 ?

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