THE ALL-NEW BMW M4 CS27/04/2017
BMW M has announced another exclusive limited-run special model in the shape of the new BMW M4 CS. Filling the gap between the M4 Coupé with Competition Package and the BMW M4 GTS, the all-new BMW M4 CS continues the tradition of successful M special editions which began in 1988 with the E30 BMW M3 Evolution.
The introduction of the BMW M4 CS also sees the debut of a new BMW M model classification. Positioned above the standard M models are the performance-boosted Competition versions, a notch higher are the CS models, and sitting at the very top are the performance-maximising “brand shapers” which display a clear motorsport character – yet are fully road-legal.
Equipped as standard is the seven-speed M Double Clutch Transmission with Drivelogic. This cutting-edge transmission has a separate oil cooler and allows both automated gear changes and manual interventions using the shift paddles on the steering wheel. It changes gears in fractions of a second without interrupting the flow of power, but employs a seventh gear to keep revs low and minimise fuel consumption over longer journeys.
The suspension largely mirrors that of the M4 Competition Package. Made from forged aluminium, the links and wheel carriers at the front and rear axles are extremely light, keeping the unsprung masses low and benefiting driving dynamics. Adaptive M suspension is fitted as standard to deliver optimised performance on both the road and track. The new BMW M4 CS has also been honed on one of the most demanding test tracks for high-performance sports cars: the legendary Nürburgring Nordschleife. Its lap time of 7:38 minutes puts it in the league of super-sports cars.
Ensuring the best possible grip in all driving conditions are the Dynamic Stability Control (DSC) system – which includes M Dynamic Mode – and the Active M Differential. The control systems for the Adaptive M suspension, DSC and Active M Differential have been modified to suit the dynamic requirements of the BMW M4 CS, as has the set-up of the electromechanical steering. The driver has the option of adjusting the steering and suspension settings to their personal preferences or the demands of the route at hand, and can can select one of three driving modes (Comfort, Sport and Sport+) at the touch of a button.