Our coverage of the new BMW M4 CS continues today with exclusive photos from the floors of the 2017 Shanghai Auto Show. Earlier today, BMW has unveiled their first “CS” model which opens the doors for future products. 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.
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In the M4 CS, BMW’s 3.0-liter inline-six gets a 10-horsepower bump over the Competition Package for a total output of 460 horsepower. The engine features two single-scroll turbochargers, a charge air cooler, and both variable valve timing and double-VANOS variable camshaft timing. The only available transmission is BMW’s seven-speed M Double Clutch Transmission. The M4 CS hits 62 mph in 3.9 seconds.
The CS also comes standard with BMW’s Adaptive M suspension and Style 763M wheels which debuted on the M2 and M3 at the 2017 NYIAS comes wrapped with Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 tires.
In the interest of weight reduction, the new edition has Alcantara-covered seats, door panels with pull-loops, and a roof constructed of carbon fiber-reinforced plastic.
For those that care, the Nürburgring lap time is 7 minutes and 38 seconds, 10 seconds off the M4 GTS.
The CS will run about $125,000 in Europe (converted from €116,900). It’s unclear how many CS model cars will be built, but BMW says production will run from 2017 to 2019.
[Photos: Ronan Glon]