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Limited-edition BMW M4 CS confirmed for South Africa – Pricing and allocation

BMW has unveiled the high-octane M4 CS which is coming to South Africa in a limited run of just 25 units.

Those lucky enough to secure one of the sports coupes will have to part ways with at least R3,050,000, and they will only get their hands on it by the fourth quarter of 2024.

With more power, less weight, and exclusive kit; the new CS is an M4 turned up to eleven.

A R3-million track toy

The M4 CS is equipped with a specially tuned version of the automaker’s famous 3.0-litre, in-line six-cylinder, twin-turbo petrol block which benefits from an increase in the maximum charge pressure of the turbochargers to 2.1 bar and model-specific tweaks to the engine management system.

The uprated powerplant generates a lofty 405kW and 650Nm – 30kW more than the normal M4 Competition – which is fed to the tarmac via an eight-speed automatic gearbox and xDrive all-wheel-drive system with an active M differential.

The heightened performance levels enable the CS to sprint from 0-100km/h in 3.4 seconds and 0-200km/h in 11.1 seconds. The M Driver’s Package is also included as standard, allowing for an electronically-limited top speed of 302km/h.

Additionally, engine response time is improved in the special-edition BMW via new engine mounts with increased spring rates.

“The rigid connection between the power unit and the vehicle’s structure enables particularly direct transmission of its power to the drivetrain every time the driver presses the accelerator,” said BMW.

Likewise, the adaptive M suspension, M Servotronic steering, and integrated braking systems on the M4 CS see a model-specific configuration enhancing its athletic prowess, as do the tractional control and M Dynamic drive mode – the latter of which now gives drivers extra leeway to explore the car’s abilities by limiting electronic intervention.

In South Africa, the two-door also comes with a cast-aluminium M front-end strut brace that increases torsional rigidity and improves handling through dynamic corners.

Generous application of carbon fibre-reinforced plastic (CFRP) and other weight-saving design principles sheds around 20kg in comparison to the M4 Competition xDrive and brings the limited-edition CS’s centre of gravity closer to the road.

The bonnet, front splitter, front air intakes, exterior mirror caps, rear diffuser, and Gurney-style rear spoiler are all constructed from CFRP; and the dual-branch exhaust system features titanium rear silencers.

Furthermore, the limited-edition BMW rides on lightweight alloy wheels measuring 19 inches at the front and 20 inches at the back, which are wrapped in track tyres from the factory.

Customers intending to use their BMW M4 CS mostly for day-to-day driving can select high-performance tyres in the same sizes as a no-cost option.

Visually separating the CS from the M4 Competition is a series of unique design elements, including an exposed carbon roof, bonnet indents, front splitter, air intakes, M exterior mirror caps, rear spoiler, and rear apron.

These are complemented by yellow LED headlights, a simplified kidney grille with two horizontal bars and red contours, black side skirts, M gills, and matte black tailpipes.

The Laserlight LED taillights – first seen on the M4 CSL from 2022 – also feature “free-floating” fibre optic bundles that lend the clusters a distinctive signature.

Buyers further have an option of four exterior hues comprising M Brooklyn Grey Metallic and Sapphire Black Metallic, as well as the CS-exclusive Frozen Isle of Man Green Metallic and Riviera Blue.

Opening the doors reveals a puristic, driver-focused cockpit complete with high-quality materials and distinctive aesthetics.

The M4’s centre console, shift paddles, and interior trim elements consist of exposed CFRP, and it gets an M Alcantara steering wheel in a three-spoke design with a red centre marker.

On top of this, M Carbon bucket seats upholstered in black/red Merino leather are fitted as standard and offer electric adjustability and heating.

Other design tweaks include door panels finished entirely in black leather, red “CS” lettering on the centre console, M seat belts with contrast stitching, an Anthracite-coloured headliner, interior trim strips in carbon fibre, and door sill plates with “M4 CS” inscriptions.

Creature comforts in the M4 CS include keyless entry and start, climate control, a heads-up display, a wireless charger, a Harman Kardon surround sound system, a 12.3-inch driver’s display, and a 14.9-inch infotainment system with an Intelligent Personal Assistant, M-specific graphics, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, and integrated navigation.

Also fitted as standard are park distance control sensors, the Park Assistant, front-collision warning, lane-departure warning, and the speed limit information system.

Capping things off is the M Drive Professional system which brings track-optimised functions such as the M Drift Analyser, the M Laptimer, and M Traction Control with ten settings.


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