Last M4 CS was a farewell to that generation of the M4
Could offer 540hp, CSL carbon goodies
“We had an M3 CS and M4 CS in the past, and we always said we have this regular competition CS and CSL letter,” M CEO Frank van Meel told the site. “And we don’t have a CS right now [in the M4 lineup] so there’s still room.”
The last BMW M4 CS was a farewell to the F82-chassis M car. It made 454 hp, or somewhere between the GTS and the M4 Competition. The price came in between those to models as well, but it got some of the best M4 GTS parts including the vented carbon fiber hood. It also got BMW’s dual-clutch auto transmission.
According to the report, van Meel’s interview is a strong indicator that there is a next-gen M4 CS that’s at least in the planning stages. IT would most likely share its serious parts with the G80-chassis M3 CS. The M3 and M4 are generally the same cars, with the 3 getting four doors and the 4 two.
That would put the car somewhere around 540 hp, just shy of the M4 CSL. Those are big numbers for the 3.0L twin-turbo inline-six. Like the last CS, the car would likely only be offered with xDrive AWD and a dual-clutch automatic. At least BMW’s xDrive AWD allows for a rear-only drive mode in some of the other M cars, and that could show up here too.
Expect a bit of weight savings compared with the standard M4, and plenty of carbon fiber bits. With a price tag likely $20-30k more than a BMW M4 Competition.