A second generation BMW M4 CS might be on the way. During an interview with BMW M CEO Frank Van Meel, we learned that the performance division might be considering a second generation of the M4 CS based on the new G82 platform. “We had an M3 CS and M4 CS in the past, and we always said we have this regular competition CS and CSL letter, ” van Meel said. “And we don’t have a CS right now [in the M4 lineup] so there’s still room.”
All-Wheel Drive and Automatic Only
Of course, that’s not a full confirmation of a potential BMW M4 CS, but it’s an indication that a BMW M4 CS is at least in planning stages, if not further than that. The focus in the last few months has been on the BMW M3 CS which is quickly approaching its unveil time. If and when it arrives on the market, the BMW M4 CS will most certainly follow in the footsteps of the G80 M3 CS.
A potential BMW M4 CS would produce around 543 horsepower, which puts it right below the 550 horsepower of the 2023 BMW M4 CSL. Furthermore, a new M4 CS would only be available with the xDrive all-wheel system and automatic gearboxes. Furthermore, the BMW M4 CS will be lighter than the Competition models, thanks to a wide range of standard carbon fiber parts. Just don’t expect the weight savings seen in the M4 CSL, so likely only around 30-40 kilograms lower.
The body kit will also be shared with the G80 M3 CS. We expect a carbon fiber lip and yellow racing lights at the front. Of course, there will most likely be a new set of wheels. In the back, we expect a new carbon fiber spoiler, also specific to CS models. The kidney grille is motorsport-inspired, just like the one on the M4 CSL.
There are no major changes expected inside. Bucket seats are expected in the front with a normal bench in the back. iDrive 8 and a large curved display are also part of the M4 CS package.
Of course, all these additions compared to the competition model will bring a higher price tag as well. Therefore, we expect the BMW M4 CS models to cost at least $90,000 -$100,000 considering that the M4 Competition start in the $70,000 range.
BMW M4 CS FAQ
CS stands for Competition Sport. Despite what some publications report – Club Sport or Coupe Sport – the official BMW name is BMW M4 Competition Sport (CS).
There is no official word on the number of units, but we expect somewhere between 2000 and 3000 units.
BMW was supposed to limit the M4 CS to 3,000 units worldwide in a two-year run.
In terms of performance, the BMW M4 CS will deliver more power than the M4 Competition models. It will also come with a revised design, exterior and interior, along with several software tuning upgrades.