BMW M showed its full force at this week’s 2018 Geneva Motor Show with a series of M products that will maintain their momentum in 2018. One of them is the BMW Concept M8 Gran Coupe, a four-door coupe which will turn into reality in 2019. The beautiful concept was joined on the M stage by the BMW M2 Edition Black Shadow , the first special M2 to emerge, and by the all-new F90 M5.
In the background, the M folks had one more surprise for us – a BMW M3 CS painted in Frozen Dark Blue. The limited-edition performance sedan is not only the most dynamic M3 of the current generation F80, it is also the most powerful and fastest production M3 ever.
The frosted Individual paint Frozen Dark Blue II is one of only five colors that can be selected for the BMW M3 CS. The top model can also be ordered in Alpine White, San Marino Blue, Lime Rock Gray and Sapphire Black. Waiving the offer of other colors, the M Divisionmakes it easier for many customers spoiled for choice.
According to BMW, the entire M3 CS run is limited t0 1200 with more than 500 coming to this year at a base price of $97,400. The same M3 CS lands in the UK market for £86,380.
The M engineers gave the M3 CS a similar sort of treatment as they gave the M4 CS, just not to the same extreme, yet, the full package looks just as enticing. The BMW M3 CS also receives a power boost, up 28 hp from the standard M3 to make 453 hp. It also gets a bump in torque, up 37 lb-ft to total 443 lb-ft.
According to BMW, the M3 CS can get from 0-60 mph in 3.7 seconds, which sounds about exactly right, considering the Comp Pack can do it in around 3.8-3.9 seconds and the CS is a bit lighter and more powerful.