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.
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]