CS is lighter, more powerful than Competition model
Will sit below M4 CSL, but offers a different experience
BMW is launching an M4 CS this year. The supersedan will get more power and less weight than an M4 Competition thanks to parts borrowed from the hottest version of the M3 CS sedan. The announcement came as part of the 2023 M summary, which also revealed the best-selling M vehicle of the year.
The BMW M3 CS turned up the wick of the Competition model’s 3.0L I6 to 503 hp, and well up from the 473 of the standard M3. The output was 543 hp, and that’s what we’re expecting for the 2025 BMW M4 CS when it arrives.
Carbon fibre parts including the roof, hood, front splitter, air intakes, rear diffuser, and even the center console all helped make the M3 CS 75 pounds lighter than the regular model. Expect the same treatment for the M4 CS coupe.
You’re probably wondering what the differences will be between that coupe and the already existing M4 CSL. So are we, but it’s likely to be the same as between M3 CS and M4 CSL. The CS is a bit heavier and less extreme, but it also comes with all-wheel drive instead of being a rear-drive machine. No word on when it will go on sale.
As for the annual report, BMW M hit 200,000 for the first time, setting a new record for the brand. That’s thanks to the BMW i4 M50, which was the best-selling M car of all.
BMW M is also headed to Le Mans this year with the BMW M Hybrid V8. It’s been 25 years since the company won that race overall with the V12 LMR, so pressures and expectations are high.