BMW M4 in Alpine White drifts for spectators at GoodwoodJuly 15, 2017
The BMW M4 CS sits right smack in the middle of the M4 Competition Package and the track-ready M4 GTS, and to many, it’s what the standard M4 should have been. The super sporty M4 was unveiled in May and it’s rumored to be produced in fairly limited quantities – 3,000 globally. There are three colors specific to the BMW M4 CS as factory colors, not Individual options. The first is the San Marino Blue Metallic, then the Lime Rock Grey Metallic and a very special Frozen Dark Blue II, the latter of which is a matte finish and will only be available on a limited number of cars. But customers can order the M4 CS in standard colors as well, just like this Alpine White model which was unveiled by BMW UK at the annual Goodwood Festival of Speed.
In the M4 CS, BMW’s 3.0-liter inline-six gets a 10-horsepower bump over the Competition Package for a total output of 460 horsepower. The engine features two single-scroll turbochargers, a charge air cooler, and both variable valve timing and double-VANOS variable camshaft timing. The only available transmission is BMW’s seven-speed M Double Clutch Transmission. The M4 CS hits 62 mph in 3.9 seconds.
The CS also comes standard with BMW’s Adaptive M suspension and Style 763M wheels which debuted on the M2 and M3 at the 2017 NYIAS comes wrapped with Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 tires. The front wheel diameter has dropped from 20 to 19 inches, in search of better steering response. The rear wheels are 20 inches in diameter. The stability control system and power steering, too, have been recalibrated.
Inside, the lightweight M sport seats get leather/microsuede upholstery and plant-based composite inner door panels. Of course, there are plenty of standard creature comforts, including automatic climate control, navigation, and a BMW HiFi audio system.
BMW will build the special edition four-seater in Munich and will sell it in the U.S. in 2018. Pricing will be announced closer to launch.