BMW has taken the wraps off the new BMW M3 CS, which is probably the final hurrah for the BMW M3 before it is replaced by a new one a few years from now.
From the outside, you can spot a BMW M3 CS with its more aggressive front end, thanks to a new, but subtle carbon fiber front splitter, carbon fiber rear diffuser from the BMW M4 GTS, dual branch quad exhausts, and unique forged alloy wheels that are size 19s at the front and 20s at the backed, all wrapped in special and sticky Michelin Pilot Super Sport tires.
The unique styling is also present inside, as the skunkworks at BMW M have installed two-tone Merino leather and alcantara sport seats, alcantara trim with CS embroidery, special door sill plates, and standard Harman Kardon sound system.
There are changes that are hidden under its skin. The M3 CS is 50 kg lighter than the standard model, thanks to its use of carbon fiber on the hood, roof, and in “large sections of the body”, which also makes the car have a lower center of gravity.
Just like the BMW M4 CS, the M3 CS is powered by an upgraded version of its 3.0 liter TwinPower Turbo straight-six turbo petrol engine that develops 453 hp and 600 Nm of torque. It is mated exclusively to a 7-speed M Double Clutch Transmission that provides lightning fast shifts, enabling this super sedan to sprint from 0-100 kph in 3.7 seconds, up to a top speed of 280 kph, whilst having the practicality of 5-seats.
Production will be limited to 1,200 units only worldwide, and we’re not sure if any will reach the Philippine market. Order books will be open on May 2018, which means excise tax has kicked in by then.