BMW’s ‘M’ division is expanding its lineup of ultra-sporty CS models with the introduction of the BMW M5 CS. And It ticks all the boxes. A whopping 467kw/ 635hp power plant, a 0-100km/h time of 3 seconds and an exclusive limited production run, this supercar killer will comfortably carry four people in luxury while providing standout performance.
The statistics surrounding this car are quite frankly, ridiculous. Under the bonnet, BMW has stuffed a 4.4-litre V8 engine with 467 kW/635 hp, making the BMW M5 CS the most powerful car in the history of BMW M. You read that right, 635hp from the factory, in a four-door family sedan. That’s only 15hp less than a Ferrari Enzo for crying out loud.
But make no mistake this power upgrade is nothing the car can’t handle. The eight-speed M Steptronic transmission with Drivelogic and M xDrive all-wheel-drive system is more than qualified to put the power to the ground. There’s even a cheeky 2WD mode available for when the standard Pirelli P Zero Corsa track tyres require a little punishment.
Mind you, all these stats add up. 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. Top speed is an electronically governed 305 km/h (189 mph).
As is the case with all CS models, ‘M’ division has applied lightweight design’s throughout the vehicle. Enabling a weight saving of about 70 kilograms over the BMW M5 Competition. Everything on the vehicle has been meticulously tweaked to perfection, including retuned bearing springs at the front and rear axle and further refined damper control. The chassis has been adapted to the lower vehicle weight, thus further increasing the performance potential of the standard Pirelli P Zero Corsa track tyres.
On the inside, we’ve got front M Carbon seats and two individual seats in the rear. The black Merino leather covers (fine-grain for the front seats) also feature eye-catching contrasting panels and decorative stitching in Mugello Red. Taking things one step further they’ve added illuminated M5 logos in the headrests and an outline of the legendary Nürburgring circuit.
The 2021 BMW M5 CS is expected to go on sale in Australia in mid-2021. You’ll have to be quick to secure one, only 20 examples will reach Australian shores. Make no mistake, they’ll probably sell out immediately. The M5 CS is priced from AUD$305,900 drive-away, some $28,000 more than the Competition.