BMW is expanding their range of ultra-sporty CS models with the addition of the new BMW M5 CS.
This new M5 features the most powerful engine in the BMW M line-up and deliveries will start in the second half of 2021.
Local prices have not been confirmed as of yet, but pricing for the German variant will start at €180,400 (R3,323,899).
In order for the new M5 CS to be the most powerful M car ever, BMW installed a 4.4-litre V8 engine capable of producing 467kW and 750Nm of torque.
The power is then sent to the rear, or all four wheels via the variable M xDrive system, and this allows a 0-100km/h sprint time of 3.0 seconds flat.
The engine isn’t the only thing contributing to the acceleration, as a weight reduction of 70kg and a height reduction of 7mm was achieved over that of the previous flagship, the M5 Competition.
This translates to a total vehicle weight of 1,825kg.
Carbon-ceramic brakes are then fitted as standard, which serves to further decrease weight and to deliver immense stopping power.
To handle all the power that this car puts down, BMW mated the engine to an 8-speed M-Steptronic transmission – pushing top speed to an electronically-governed 305km/h.
The dashboard of the new M5 CS remains largely unchanged compared to the Competition variant, and remains true to the BMW design principle of a driver-centric cabin.
A large iDrive infotainment screen with several connectivity and entertainment functions stands on top of the dash, and a second screen in the cabin comes in the form of a digital instrument cluster.
The leather multifunction steering wheel features a thick ring, as with all sporty BMWs, and accentuated red drive-mode-selector buttons stand on top of each spoke.
There is enough space to comfortably seat 4 individuals, as the two front seats of the M5 CS have been turned into weight-saving M carbon seats with fine-grain Merino leather and the iconic Nürburgring circuit stitched into the headrests.
The back bench has been turned into two exclusive individual seats also finished in the same material.
To further differentiate the new CS model from the rest of the M5 lineup, 20-inch wheels have been finished in an exclusive gold-bronze accent.
The entire bonnet is made out of carbon-fibre-reinforced plastic (CFRP), along with extra CFRP and exposed carbon fibre bits fitted around the vehicle.
“The new high-performance flagship from BMW M sets new standards with its standout driving attributes combined with an exclusive and luxurious appearance,” said the company.