At this week’s Shanghai Motor Show, BMW took the covers off of its latest variation of its suped-up 4-Series — the new M4 CS.
Filling the small gap between M4’s Competition Package and the hardcore M4 GTS model, the new CS takes cues from both cars and distills them into a fast ride that isn’t completely focused on track performance.
The M4 CS boasts 3.0-liter twin turbo inline six-cylinder that produces 460 horsepower, marking a 10-hp increased over the Competition Package. This unit is paired with a seven-speed M Double Clutch Transmission. With this powertrain the car can sprint from zero to 62 mph in 3.9 seconds.
This car has even been clocked going around the Nürburgring in 7 minutes and 38 seconds, just 10 seconds off from the M4 GTS’ time and right on heel of cars from Porsche and Ferrari.
Other performance-enhancing features include lightweight seats trimmed with leather and Alcantara, 19-inch wheels up front with 20-inch wheels in back, carbon-fiber front splitter, carbon fiber rear diffuser, new LED tail lights, and a slew of other carbon-fiber reinforced bits to maximize rigidity and reduce weight.
This limited-run, special-edition model will be built in Munich and sold Stateside later this year. Expect pricing to be set somewhere near the $100,000 mark.