BMW M4 CS unveiled in Spainby Ronan Glon
Just 60 examples of the CS will be built.
BMW's Spanish arm has unveiled a limited-edition M4 dubbed Competition Sport (CS).
The CS is billed as a mid-range model positioned between the standard M4 and the limited-edition M4 GTS that debuted last year. Power is provided by a turbocharged 3.0-liter straight-six engine that has been tuned to pump out 450 horsepower -- 20 more than a stock M4 -- at 7,000 rpm. Torque stays the same at 405 pound-feet from 1,850 to 5,500 rpm.
Bolted to a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission, the turbo six sends the CS from zero to 62 mph in four seconds flat, and on to a top speed of 175 mph. In comparison, the regular M4 performs the same sprint in 4.1 seconds, while the GTS takes 3.8 seconds.
The CS stands out from the M4 on which it's based with a full carbon fiber body kit that includes a front splitter, side skirts, an air diffuser integrated into the rear bumper, and sizable trunk-mounted wing. It rides on 20-inch alloys, and buyers can order it in either white, blue, or black.
Inside, the CS is markedly more user-friendly than the GTS. Its fitted with rear seats, and it comes loaded with niceties such as power-adjustable heated front seats, rain-sensing wipers, a heads-up display, and a rear-view camera.
The BMW M4 CS is scheduled to land in showrooms across Spain in the not-too-distant future. Just 60 examples will be produced, and all of them will wear a Spanish registration number because it doesn't sound like BMW is planning on selling the model in other countries.
Pricing starts at €132,900 (roughly $150,000), a figure that makes it €40,000 euros more expensive than the M4 and €34,000 less than the GTS.