The new BMW M5 CS

Even sportier, even more luxurious, even more exclusive: BMW M GmbH is expanding its ranks of ultra-sporty CS models with the introduction of the BMW M5 CS.

The new BMW M5 CS Photo by BMW Group
The new BMW M5 CS Photo by BMW Group
The new BMW M5 CS Photo by BMW Group
The new BMW M5 CS Photo by BMW Group
The new BMW M5 CS Photo by BMW Group

Building on the recently established presence of the BMW M3 CS, BMW M4 CS, and BMW M2 CS, BMW M is now offering - for the first time - a limited-run, exclusive special edition of the legendary BMW M5, opening the door to an extraordinary driving experience for four people. As the flagship model in the range, the BMW M5 CS represents the highest rung of the BMW M ladder and sets new standards with its standout performance attributes combined with an exclusive and luxurious appearance.

The limited-run, exclusive special-edition model treats four people to an extraordinary driving experience and blends standout performance attributes with an exclusive and luxurious appearance. The 4.4-litre V8 engine with 467 kW/635 hp makes the BMW M5 CS the most powerful car in the history of BMW M. Standard features include the eight-speed M Steptronic transmission with Drivelogic and the M xDrive all-wheel-drive system, which also offers a 2WD mode for pure rear-wheel drive.

Rigorously applied lightweight design enables a weight saving of 70 kilograms over the BMW M5 Competition. With retuned bearing springs at the front and rear axle and further refined damper control, the chassis has been adapted to the lower vehicle weight and the increased performance potential of the standard mixed-size Pirelli P Zero Corsa track tires (front: 275/35 R 20, rear: 285/35 R 20). The BMW M5 CS sprints from 0 - 100 km/h (62 mph) in just 3.0 seconds and from 0 - 200 km/h (124 mph) in 10.3 seconds. The top speed is an electronically governed 305 km/h (189 mph).

The exceptional driving experience on board the BMW M5 CS can be enjoyed by four people - the driver and front passenger in M Carbon seats and two other passengers in the individual rear seats. The black Merino leather covers (fine-grain for the front seats) also feature eye-catching contrasting panels and decorative stitching in Mugello Red. The integral head restraints - with illuminated M5 logos for the front seats - display an outline of the legendary Nürburgring circuit.

The center marker perforation with a red background on the M Alcantara steering wheel is a classical racing car touch; the gearshift paddles are made from carbon fiber, and the steering wheel spokes have Black Chrome trim.

A fixed lightweight cover on the center console replaces the usual armrest with an opening lid. Its black Merino leather is complemented by red double stitching. The color red is used again for the "CS" badging on the instrument panel and between the bucket-style seats in the rear.

The BMW kidney grille surrounds the BMW M5 CS, the "M5 CS" badges on the kidney grille, the M gills on the front wings, and the boot lid are finished in the bold color shade Gold Bronze, as are the 20‑inch M forged wheels in Y-spoke design (front: 9.5 J x 20, rear: 10.5 J x 20). The door sill finishers come with illuminated "M5 CS" badges.

The L-shaped light tubes of the BMW Laser headlights illuminate yellow instead of white when low beam, high beam, or the Welcome Light is switched on, bringing successful GT racing cars to mind. The bonnet, front splitter, exterior mirror caps, rear spoiler, rear diffuser, M Power engine compartment cover, and intake silencer are made from carbon-fiber-reinforced plastic (CFRP). Some elements feature exposed carbon fiber.

Standard specification for the M5 CS includes its stainless-steel sports exhaust system with four unadorned tailpipes and the M Carbon ceramic brakes, whose calipers are painted in Red as standard or Gold as an option. The exclusive BMW Individual matt paint finishes Frozen Brands Hatch Grey metallic and Frozen Deep Green metallic are available alongside the Brands Hatch Grey metallic.

The new BMW M5 CS market launch will begin in spring 2021; in Germany, it will be priced at 180,400 euros.

Mathias Haegglund Code Collector, Globetrotter, and Occasional Gamer.

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