BMW is now launching the M3 CS in Europe, giving us a more detailed look at the final iteration of the F80 M3 through a new image gallery.
The new M3 Club Sport features an upgraded twin-turbo 3.0-liter straight-six engine that now produces 454hp (460PS), 10 more than the M3 Performance Pack, and 443lb-ft (600Nm) of peak torque.
As standard, the more hardcore version of the M3 is fitted with the seven-speed dual-clutch transmission (DCT). BMW claims a 0-60mph in 3.7 seconds (0-100km/h in 3.9) and a top speed limited to 173mph (280km/h).
The added power is combined with less weight as the M3 CS is around 110lbs (50kg) lighter than the standard car, mostly due to the increased use of carbon fiber-reinforced plastic (CFRP).
The Bavarian car maker will stop producing M3s this June, mostly because of the new WLTP rules, and so this is truly a last hurrah for the current generation of the high-performance four-door saloon. The M4 Coupe will soldier on for a bit longer as BMW will fit it with a new particulate filter in order to comply with the new rules.
BMW will limit the production of the M3 CS to 1,200 units globally, with 550 of them destined for the US market.