The new addition to the high performance BMW M line-up seamlessly brings together intelligent lightweight construction with extensive use of carbon fibre reinforced plastic (CFRP), increased engine output, bespoke chassis setup, exclusive design features and a precision-honed specification to deliver an exhilarating performance experience on both road and track.
A formula that mixes higher power output and reduced weight instils the new BMW M3 CS with compelling performance qualities and an exclusive aura. It draws its power from a specially upgraded version of the high-revving six-cylinder in-line engine with M TwinPower Turbo technology developed for the BMW M3 and BMW M4 models.
This 3.0-litre unit also forms the basis for the engine that powered the BMW M4 GT3 to the DTM touring car title at the first time of asking in 2022. The engine under the bonnet of the new BMW M3 CS therefore also boasts a wealth of technological details derived directly from the racecar unit.
The drive torque unleashed by the engine in the new BMW M3 CS is relayed via an eight-speed M Steptronic transmission with Drivelogic. This is operated using either the M-specific selector lever on the centre console or the carbon fibre shift paddles on the steering wheel. The driver can use the Drivelogic button integrated into the selector lever to alter the transmission’s shift characteristics, with the choice of comfort-oriented, sporty and track-optimised settings.
The new BMW M3 CS instantly announces its sharper character with a series of individual design features. The Frozen Solid White metallic paint finish available for the exterior is exclusive to the latest special-edition model from BMW M. Exposed carbon fibre surfaces for the roof, the two indents chiselled into the bonnet, the front splitter, front air intakes, M exterior mirror caps, rear spoiler and rear apron combine with the black side skirts and M gills to provide a stunning contrast to the new paint finish. Signal Green solid, Brooklyn Grey metallic and Sapphire Black metallic are available as alternative exterior colours.
The vehicle’s front end sports a weight-saving, frameless BMW kidney grille with a stripped-back air reminiscent of racing machines. Designed especially for this model, identifying features include red contour lines and the “M3 CS” badging on the upper of the two horizontal grille bars. Both the model badge at the front and its counterpart on the boot lid have black surfaces with a red border.
2023 BMW M3 CS at a glance
|Powertrain||3.0-litre M TwinPower Turbo inline 6 cylinder petrol engine with M xDrive|
|Transmission||8-speed M Steptronic with Drivelogic|
BMW Australia will introduce the limited run M3 CS in the second half of 2023