BMW has presented a new limited edition of their M4 exclusively for Spain named the CS for Competition Sport. At first, it seemed that the CS was going to split the difference between a regular M4 Coupe and the hardcore M4 GTS, but the latest data suggests it’s more of a pimped M4 with an assortment of M Performance and Individual parts.
The Germans will build only 60 units for the Mediterranean country, versus 700 examples of the GTS for worldwide consumption.
Whereas the M4 GTS undergoes a strict diet dropping the rear seat bench and receiving lighter components to lose 80kg or 176lbs, while gaining 68hp or 69PS over the base M4 Coupe for a total of 493hp or 500PS, the softer and more ‘civilized’, as BMW puts it, M4 CS follows a less rigorous regimen.
The CS’s 3.0-liter twin-turbocharged straight-six gets a 25hp boost through a more conventional tune (the GTS employs water injection tech, among other upgrades) pushing output to 450hp, with a 7-speed dual clutch transmission driving the rear wheels.
It’s not clear yet how lighter it is over the standard M4, as the only piece of information we have right now is that the CS gets the same Carbon Ceramic brakes as the GTS that are said to shave 13.5 kg or 30 lbs, while it keeps the rear seats for practicality reasons.
The car comes with a standard adaptive M system and 20-inch light alloy wheels in the same design as the GTS but in silver finish without any accents. Other distinguishable features on the outside include M Performance fixed rear wing, side-sill trims, and carbon-fiber front lip spoiler, rear diffuser and mirror caps, all of which are different from the ones used on the GTS.
There are three available color combinations, including Brilliant White paint with Individual Cohiba and black leather cabin, Individual San Marino Blue body and Individual blue and black interior, and Jerez black finish with an Individual black and brown cabin. Whichever combo you choose, you get carbon fiber interior trims and upgraded equipment list that includes a better audio system, Heads Up Display and more.
In Spain, the new M4 CS will be available for order soon with a starting price of €132,900 (about $151,100), a €40,800 premium over the base M4.
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