the German sportsman goes against this overpowered version

the German sportsman goes against this overpowered version


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BMW M3 slums in this new CS version. This Sporter version than the base model, will be launched at the beginning of 2023. It adopts a lot of carbon fiber reinforced plastic components to reduce its weight, and see its inline six-cylinder engine more powerful.

So carbon fiber is invited on the roof of this M3 CS, but also on the bonnet, front blade, air intake, glass shells, spoiler and diffuser. Visually, the sports sedan is distinguished by its unique metallic color, called Frozen Solid White.

The tires were made just for it

BMW M3 CS (2023)Image Credit – BMW

The M3 CS can also be configured in Signal Green, Brooklyn Gray and Sapphire Black. Red piping and distinctive badges are present, and BMW Laserlights flash in yellow. The 19-inch front and 20-inch rear alloy wheels of the M have forged wheels that are – as usual – combined with racing tires that have been specially developed for the car.

40 more horsepower for the straight six

BMW M3 CS (2023)

BMW M3 CS (2023)Image Credit – BMW

With a weight of 1,765 kg, this new M3 CS therefore has a 3.0 M TwinPower Turbo six-cylinder engine that develops 550 horsepower with 650 Nm of torque. That’s 40 horsepower more than the M3 Competition. This restriction is associated with an exhaust system with titanium covers and a silencer, as well as an eight-speed automatic M Steptronic gearbox and M xDrive transmission. The Active M variant is also installed on the M3 CS.

Supercar Performance

BMW M3 CS (2023)

BMW M3 CS (2023)Image Credit – BMW

All these riders enable the new BMW M3 CS to run from 0 to 100 km/h in 3.4 seconds. This sports sedan from Bavaria is also able to accelerate from 0 to 200 km / h in 11.1 seconds, and it manages to recover from 80 to 120 km / h in 2.6 seconds. Top speed is electronically controlled up to 302 km/h. The chassis benefits from special settings and the car receives adjustable suspension.

A very sporty atmosphere on board the cabin

BMW M3 CS (2023)

BMW M3 CS (2023)Image Credit – BMW

Inside the M3 CS are electric and heated M Carbon bucket seats, which are based on a carbon fiber shell. The chair is made of Merino leather upholstery with contrasting topstitching. The steering wheel is also in carbon, as are its paddles. Black leather is present on the interior of the doors, while the red CS lettering is emblazoned on the center console.

Very high price for this version

BMW M3 CS (2023)

BMW M3 CS (2023)Image Credit – BMW

A dedicated button is also located on this center console to provide direct access to the M xDrive’s chassis, steering, brake and transmission settings. The dashboard includes the famous BMW Curved Display associated with the BMW iDrive infotainment system, and a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster with a 14.9-inch touchscreen.

A total of 1,800 copies of this BMW M3 CS will be produced by February 2024. Only 73 copies are planned for the French market. The price of this special edition is set at €157,000, or €47,250 more than the M3 Competition M xDrive.

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BMW M3 CS (2023)

BMW M3 CS (2023)Image Credit – BMW

What is the technical sheet of the new BMW M3 CS presented in 2023?

In addition to the body consisting of carbon fiber elements, this new BMW M3 CS has a 3.0 M TwinPower Turbo six-cylinder engine that has a capacity of 40 horsepower compared to the M3 Competition’s M xDrive. Total power increases to 550 horses with 650 Nm of torque. The engine is mated to M xDrive all-wheel drive, an Active M differential and an eight-speed M Steptronic automatic gearbox. It also benefits from special modifications to its chassis, for greater stiffness in particular.

How long does the BMW M3 CS take to run from 0 to 100 km/h?

Thanks to its increased power compared to the M xDrive Competition version, the BMW M3 CS can accelerate from 0 to 100 km / h in 3.4 seconds. It also hits 0 to 200 km/h in 11.1 seconds.

What is its maximum speed?

The top speed of this BMW M3 CS is electronically limited. It’s impressive though, as it tops out at 302 km/h thanks to the optional M Driver’s Package that’s standard on this model.

What is the price of the BMW M3 CS?

The new BMW M3 CS is clearly the most expensive M3 of this generation. It is priced at €157,000 in France, compared to €109,750 for the M3 Competition M xDrive. That’s €47,250 more!

How many copies of the sports sedan are planned?

Worldwide, BMW plans to produce 1,800 copies of this M3 CS between January 2023 and February 2024. Only 73 copies of the sports sedan are planned for France.

In short

Already sporty in its M xDrive Competition version, the BMW M3 becomes even more aggressive in this new CS version. Unveiled at the beginning of 2023, this limited version will make its 3.0 M TwinPower Turbo engine inside the six cylinder getting 40 horse power. The total power is 550 horsepower and 650 Nm of torque, allowing the M3 CS to accelerate from 0 to 100 km / h in 3.4 seconds and reach a maximum speed of 302 km / h. The car has an M Steptronic automatic transmission, M xDrive all-wheel drive, an Active M differential and benefits from specific chassis settings. It makes extensive use of carbon fiber to streamline its bodywork or even create the shell of its bucket seats. Limited to 1,800 copies, of which 73 are planned for France, this new BMW M3 CS is sold at a base price of €157,000.

Quentin Gueroult