Well, this is clearly not good news for everyone. Ever since the new BMW M4 CS rolled out in Shanghai last week, several reports about its limited production have quickly surfaced. CarBuzz earlier reported that the BMW M4 CS will be limited to only 3,000 units worldwide. In line with this, the production period for the said model will be running for only two years.
According to Peter Quintus (BMW M’s Head for Marketing), they weren't actually expecting such kind of overwhelming response for the M4 GTS. For those who can recall, all 700 examples have been sold out fast in just four weeks. Quintus added they can no longer build much more than the amount that was stated. But since customers are also looking for more M model varieties to come by, this is how the M4 CS came into the picture. Also, they are looking to add a new CS to the current M Performance lineup. Judging from his statement, we strongly believe it is going to be an M2 CS no less. Of course, the marketing chief did not confirm if it is indeed a BMW M2, but it is very likely to be coming up next.
Going back to the subject, the M4 CS will be available in the showrooms by the middle of next year. Pricing for the UK market will be starting at 89,130 pounds while it will go around at 116,900 euros in Germany.
The limited-run model comes with a newly upgraded 3.0-liter engine that is expected to blow an additional 10 hp (7kW) as compared to the normal BMW M4. Its engine is mated to a 7-speed dual clutch transmission with paddle shifters. Overall, the new M4 CS now packs a total of 460 hp (343kW) and 442 lb-ft (600Nm) of powerful torque. This would allow the vehicle to go from 0- 62mph (100km/h) in as short as 3.9 seconds before topping off at 174mph (280km/h).
To make it even more lightweight, the M4 CS will also borrow some of the carbon fiber elements found on the BMW M4 GTS. In addition, it will be sharing the same suspension on a Competition Package including the 265/35R19s (front) and 285/30R20s (rear) Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 high performance tires. All in all, this model will be featuring the standard M Driver’s Package which truly makes it a great alternative to those who missed the GTS model.