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
- 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.
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