Arguably the coolest BMW M4 today – the M4 CS – lands in Germany this week for the 2017 Frankfurt Auto Show. The BMW M4 CS sits right smack in the middle of the M4 Competition Package and M4 GTS and it’s truly the Goldilocks Edition of the M4 lineup. It manages to blend some of the hardcore performance of the M4 GTS with the everyday usability of the standard M4 Competition Package but, to be honest, seems like it will be better than both.
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. 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. The one in Frankfurt is painted in the San Marino Blue.
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.
BMW tested the M4 CS extensively on the Nurburgring, because of course it did, and it apparently clocked a time of 7:38, which puts it right in between the M4 GTS and standard M4. That also makes it about as fast as a Lexus LFA and Lamborghini Gallardo Superleggera around the ‘Ring.