BMW M4 to gain ‘CS’ model for 2024

With the CS set to act as the mid-range option in the M4 lineup, here’s everything we know so far

M4 CS badge
  • Additional 39bhp for 542bhp
  • More aggressive exterior design
  • Estimated to cost from £100,000

BMW has announced plans to further the current M4 lineup with a ‘CS’ variant, which will sit between the standard BMW M4 and the hardcore CSL models. It is expected to further the upgrades applied to the M3 CS saloon earlier this year.

The new M4 CS will continue to play host to BMW’s 3.0-litre straight-six engine but with a noticeable power increase to 542bhp, courtesy of a reworked turbocharger and ECU. It’s paired with an eight-speed automatic transmission and power is sent  to the road through BMW’s four-wheel drive xDrive system. These changes combine to result in a 0-62mph time of 3.2 seconds and a top speed of 188mph.

The cabin will also see a minor refresh, ditching the central storage compartment and receiving carbon bucket seats and Alcantara trim aplenty. The big question will be whether or not BMW opts to remove the rear bench in favour of more aggressive  bucket seating, just as it has done with the current M5 CS.

Externally, the fierce nature of the new M4 CS will be evident with a selection of aggressive design changes, headlined by a carbon-fibre front splitter, rear diffuser, bonnet and roof. It is also expected to be offered with either the standard M Compound brakes or the optional M Carbon ceramics, alongside a set of Pirelli P Zero Corsa performance tyres.

Prices for the new M4 CS have not yet been confirmed, but it is expected to circle around the £100,000 region, given the price of the M4 Competition (£80,050) and the CSL (£128,820).

BMW M CEO Frank van Meel has also confirmed that the brand’s forthcoming product roadmap will include a mid-cycle refresh for the M3 saloon and M4 coupe, as well as the launch of the next-generation hybrid M5 saloon and touring models.

Read our in-depth review of the BMW M4 Coupe, or check out our rundown of the best sports cars available

Shafiq has had a serial obsession with all things automotive since he experienced his baptism of fire as a seven-year-old in the passenger seat of a fourth-generation Toyota Supra. He then decided to turn this passion into a profession by becoming a double journalism graduate and cutting his teeth at publications like CarThrottle, Electrifying, and The Intercooler.

He now works as a Content Editor at Carbuyer, and looks to keep the nation informed on the latest trends and news in an industry that is embracing its most significant period of change since Bertha Benz’s historic drive in the Patent Motorwagen. 

Shafiq says…

“Whether you’re a traditional enthusiast looking for your next big super saloon or someone who simply wants to find their perfect back-to-basics supermini, there is common ground to be found for both parties right here at Carbuyer. Our goal is simple: to provide you with all the advice and the details that you need to make a calculated decision that satisfies both your head and your heart.”

Shafiq Abidin’s expertise and interests:

  • Mini SUVs
  • Luxury electric saloons
  • Used performance cars

Shafiq Abidin’s top tips for car buyers:

  1. So often, buyers have their hearts set on a particular colour combination or specific cabin details. There’s nothing wrong with that, but a willingness to compromise on trim and design will often pave the way for big savings. At the end of the day, buyers should first and foremost be looking at whether or not a car satisfies their needs, and only secondarily on the more materialistic things.
  2. Having a full log of service stamps and the entire documented history of a used car is everything you need to understand how its life has been lived. Where one car may have just 10,000 miles on the odometer, but has been plagued with issues over its lifespan, another with 50,000 miles could be completely trouble-free – it’s all an indication as to how its previous owners have treated it. Remember, you’re not just buying that car, but you’re also taking on the responsibilities of what its former owners have done with it, so it’s paramount that you don’t underestimate the value of good maintenance.
  3. Do you really need that bigger, more powerful engine? These days, even the mid-level options for a particular model range provide everything you need to make a statement while retaining a large portion of the economy provided by the more ‘boring’ option. Fuel isn’t going to get any cheaper, and finding the right balance is key to ensuring that you won’t be spending more than you’d be happy to.

Social media and email

Recommended

Top 10 best driver's cars 2024
Best drivers cars
Best cars
21 Feb 2024

Top 10 best driver's cars 2024

Cupra Formentor review – our favourite hot SUV
Best Hot SUV: Cupra Formentor
In-depth reviews
16 Feb 2024

Cupra Formentor review – our favourite hot SUV

New Abarth 600e first look: a sporty electric SUV with 237bhp
Abarth 600e teaser
News
8 Feb 2024

New Abarth 600e first look: a sporty electric SUV with 237bhp

2024 Porsche Taycan facelift: more power, more range, more expensive
2024 Porsche Taycan front quarter
News
6 Feb 2024

2024 Porsche Taycan facelift: more power, more range, more expensive

Most Popular

Hot car deal: sporty Skoda Octavia vRS Estate for £278 a month
octavia vrs hot deal
Deals
19 Feb 2024

Hot car deal: sporty Skoda Octavia vRS Estate for £278 a month

Hot car deal: racy Cupra Ateca SUV for just £234 a month
cupra ateca
Deals
16 Feb 2024

Hot car deal: racy Cupra Ateca SUV for just £234 a month

All-new KGM Torres is a £35k SUV from reborn SsangYong
KGM Torres front quarter
News
19 Feb 2024

All-new KGM Torres is a £35k SUV from reborn SsangYong

Tips & advice

View All
Car dashboard warning lights: the complete guide
Car dashboard symbols and meanings
Tips and advice
19 Dec 2023

Car dashboard warning lights: the complete guide

Electric car charging stations: a complete guide
Public EV charge point
Tips and advice
11 Jan 2023

Electric car charging stations: a complete guide

PCP vs HP – which type of car finance is right for you?
PCP vs HP
Tips and advice
17 May 2022

PCP vs HP – which type of car finance is right for you?

Average speed cameras: how do they work?
Average speed cameras: how do they work?
Tips and advice
12 Apr 2023

Average speed cameras: how do they work?

Best cars

View All
Top 10 best car interiors
Peugeot 208 hatchback
Best cars
25 Jun 2021

Top 10 best car interiors

Top 10 best electric cars 2024
The best electric cars 2023
Best cars
2 Jan 2024

Top 10 best electric cars 2024

Top 10 best cheap-to-run cars 2024
The best cheap-to-run cars 2023
Best cars
2 Jan 2024

Top 10 best cheap-to-run cars 2024

The UK's top 10 fastest hot hatchbacks 2024
Fastest hot hatchbacks hero
Best cars
2 Jan 2024

The UK's top 10 fastest hot hatchbacks 2024