BMW M4 CS live from Shanghai

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The new BMW M4 CS celebrates its world premiere at the 2017 Shanghai Motor Show today and we already have the first live photos to present to …

The new BMW M4 CS celebrates its world premiere at the 2017 Shanghai Motor Show today and we already have the first live photos to present to you. The BMW M4 CS sits right smack in the middle of the M4 Competition Package and M4 GTS and manages to blend some of the hardcore performance of the M4 GTS with the everyday usability of the standard M4 Competition Package.

The M4 CS includes standard the Competition Package while adding some more extreme aero, wheels and body bits from the M4 GTS. For instance, the BMW M4 CS gets the same carbon fiber hood as the GTS, except its painted to match the body color. It also gets a unique fixed front lip spoiler in carbon fiber, which is a lot smaller than the one on the GTS, and doesn’t slide out. At the back, there’s a small carbon fiber decklid spoiler, OLED taillights and a carbon fiber rear diffuser.

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There are also three colors specific to the BMW M4 CS as factory colors, not Individual options. The first is the San Marino Blue Metallic, as shown in the pictures and was a popular Individual color on the standard car. There’s also a Lime Rock Grey Metallic and a very special Frozen Dark Blue II, the latter of which is a matte finish and will only be available on a limited number of cars.

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It also gets the new Style 763M wheels which debuted on the M2 and M3 at the 2017 NYIAS. The new wheels are 20″ at the rear and 19″ at the front, weighing in at just 10 and 9 kilograms each, respectively.

Inside, the BMW M4 CS gets some GTS treatment as well as some of its own design bits. The naked carbon fiber door panels and door straps are pulled from the GTS but the rest of the car is unique to the M4 CS. Its seats are partially leather and alcantara with alcantara trim throughout the cabin and white contrast stitching, rather than the M4 GTS’ orange. It also gets an alcantara steering wheel with center line and a unique “CS” logo embroidered into the alcantara dash trim. The M4 CS also ditches the GTS’ orange roll cage for a pair of back seats, making it far more usable everyday.

Under the hood lies a variant of the M4’s S55 3.0 liter twin-turbocharged I6 engine that now makes 460 hp and 442 lb-ft of torque for CS-duty. That extra power is created via tuning and not with water-injection like on the M4 GTS. While the M4 Comp Pack is available with a six-speed manual or seven-speed DCT, the M4 CS is only available with the DCT. Thanks to the additional bump in power output and the dual-clutch transmission, the M4 CS is said to run 0-60 mph in 3.9 seconds.

[Photos: BMWmotorshowblog]

 

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