Praised as the best iteration of the current BMW M3, the BMW M3 CS will be arriving in Australia this year and we finally have a price for those interested in it. As we’ve grown used to by now, the price paid in the land down under is noticeably higher than in other parts of the world and if you want to own a CS M3 it seems like you’ll have to pay at least AUD179,900 which translates into roughly $139,000 at today’s exchange rates.
The car will go on sale in June and the price we mentioned doesn’t include the on-road costs. That makes the car some AUD30,000 more than the Competition Package model but you get the most hardcore version of the M3 around with 460 PS and 600 Nm (438 lb-ft) of torque along with a lower overall weight and some changes done in the suspension department. At the same time, the extra power and torque mean that the M3 CS is faster to 62 mph than all other versions being rated at 3.9 seconds by the Germans.
Standard Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 tires are available while Super Sport versions come as a no-cost option. They wrap around the standard 19″ front and 20″ rear rims which are forged. Other standard features include CFRP roof, bonnet, front splitter, rear diffuser and rear gurney flap, adaptive LED headlights with BMW Black Line LED tail-lights, quad 80mm stainless steel tailpipes, engraved with M emblems, specifically tuned adaptive M suspension, M Drive Modes with specific calibrations, Active M differential, M Driver’s Package, with top speed increased to 280km/h and full leather Merino upholstery in bi-colour Black/Silverstone.
The car will also go on sale in other regions of the world this summer with only 1,200 units being scheduled for production. Unfortunately, BMW Australia didn’t specify how many of those are going to the land down under.