BMW M3 CS Launched As The Swansong Of The F80 M3 [93 Pics]

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.

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  • Six_Tymes

    bye bye F80

  • Christian

    Remember the Z4 M? A e46 engine in the little Roadster… I still praying for a new Z4M Wit the E90 M3 V8 in it! oHHH IT DOSEN’T FIT, BRA!”

    Dude, dafuq you on about? They raced with that engine in the Z4 Race car or what ever they called it… BRA

    • LWOAP

      It’s not happening.

      • Christian

        don’t say that!

    • Vassilis

      The Z4 M is a masterpiece of a car.

  • Andrewthecarguy

    Future collectible.
    VERY attractive…modes look unlike typical factory, which is why dis is hot.

  • An Existing Person

    That blue looks great on the car. This may just get me back into a BMW if the opportunity arises.

  • Yilmaz Yasar

    Last great m design steering wheels.

  • DMax

    Good riddance. Worst M3 ever made.

  • Vassilis

    Definitely the pick of the M3 range.

  • DMax

    I never drove it, but it doesn’t feel as special as older models. Nothing quirky or interesting about it stands out compared to older gens. The exhaust sound is pretty bad. Electric steering. I’m sure it’s a great car on it’s own, but compared to older gens it’s the worst IMO, maybe on par with E36.

  • Brent Morrison

    It has a turbo engine, and sounds like it is equipped with an aftermarket fart can exhaust you can get for your Civic in the early 2000s.

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