Last year, BMW of Spain introduced to the market their own interpretation of an M4 CS. The model was specific to the Spanish market and not a product of the M division. The M4 CS – as we currently know it – is a more civilized version of the exclusive BMW M4 GTS thanks to its versatility and rear seats incorporating compounds similar to BMW M4 Coupe.

In addition to an increase in power – which BMW says it has 450 horsepower – exclusive 20-inch wheels, adaptive M chassis and carbon-ceramic brakes, the new BMW M4 CS incorporates a rear spoiler, similar to the one seen on the M4 GTS, a carbon fiber front splitter and air curtains, a rear diffuser, blacked out kidney grills and side mirrors. Inside, there is a new seats design which offers better grip as well.

But according to BMW M boss Frank Van Meel, the M4 CS developed by the M division will be a totally different car.

“The Spanish M4 CS was a market-specific configuration, not a product of the M GmbH,” Van Meel told Bimmertoday. “The vehicle [M4 CS] also looked great and bore the name CS, but this has nothing to do with the future CS models. The fact that we have secured the rights to the name has already been known some time ago – and we will speak of this in the near future.”

The future BMW M4 CS will be a model sitting between the current M4 Coupe Facelift and the M4 GTS, with some design cues imported from the high-end road legal racing car. It will also incorporate some carbon fiber parts, along with a few goodies specific to the CS model. BMW won’t elaborate on the subject, but we will likely see the M4 CS being presented before April 2017.