Thursday, July 7, 2022
News M5 CS Most Powerful BMW Road Car Ever

M5 CS Most Powerful BMW Road Car Ever

M5 gets more M

  • More power, less weight for M5 CS

  • One-year special gets gold trim and wheels

The quickest and most powerful BMW production car ever is here, and it might not be the model you expected. It’s the company’s executive express sedan, the M5, now offered in a new CS limited-production model that will only be offered for a single model year.

The 2022 BMW M5 CS takes the already potent M5 Competition and turns the wick up just a little bit more. The 4.4L M V8 has been tweaked up to 627 hp, 10 more than the Competition model. Torque isn’t changed, but the flat 553 lb-ft curve is now 90 rpm wider than before.

It’s not just the extra power that pushes the car to be 0.2 seconds quicker than an M5 Competition to 98 km/h, which it can reach in 2.9 seconds, BMW has also shed some weight from the big car.

Still hardly light, new kit shaves a not-insignificant 230 lbs (104 kg) from the car. A quarter of that comes with the switch from steel to carbon ceramic brakes, but a carbon fibre roof, hood, rear spoiler, front splitter, and mirror caps make up much of the rest.

The chassis upgrades include engine mounds more than 50 percent stiffer than the standard M5, with 10 percent firmer springs and a lower ride height. Increased negative front camber keeps the tires flat to the road, while the rear anti-roll bar is also firmer than before. The adaptive dampers are tweaked to make best use of the lower weight and the available Pirelli

high-performance tires.

The gold wheels are exclusive to the CS, as is a green paint that makes the car look wonderfully vintage Lotus-like. A gold bronze finish is added to the model badges and the grille as well, while the LED running lights are yellow instead of white.

We’re not yet sure if the car is coming to Canada, but it will arrive in the US in the second half of the year. There, it will run $142,000, $38,500 more than a standard M5.

Trending Now

The Next Generation of the Chrysler 300 will be Electric

Chrysler confirmed the 300 name will be used on an upcoming EV This model should arrive in 2026 It will be built on...

Toyota has Run Out of US EV Tax Credits

They have sold their 200,000th EV in the US. They now join Tesla and GM who’ve already run out of credits. The question is...

Problems with Fuel Cell Development Have Delayed the Next-Gen Hyundai Nexo to 2024

The hydrogen SUV from Hyundai was due to begin an entirely new generation in 2023 The development of the fuel cell reportedly ran...

Cadillac and Buick to Lead GM’s EV Plans

Both will sell only EVs by 2030. GM as a whole will make only EVs by 2035. We’ve just returned from test driving the...

VinFast Could build an Electric Pickup in the United States

The company had filed patent images for a pickup in 2020 Since a special tax on imported trucks still applies in the US,...


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.