> 2022 BMW M4 CS spotted again
> Track-ready version of BMW M4
> More powerful and lighter than ‘standard’ car
> Host of styling changes including new M headlights
> No price confirmed yet but expected to be north of £100K
As it did with the latest M2 and M5, BMW has a habit of launching an even sharper, more powerful version of its already-pretty-damn-fast M cars, and they all wear the hallowed CS badge. The M4 CS is now in its testing phase, as our spy shots reveal.
There are even rumours that it could be called the M4 CSL, a nameplate last seen in 2004 on the E46 generation M3. Either way, what we’ll get is a version of the new BMW M4 which is lighter by around 70kg, if the M5 CS is anything to go by. To help achieve this it’s expected the bonnet will be made of carbon fibre.
Our images also reveal that the new M4 CS will have a more aggressive front splitter and rear diffuser than the standard car - which in the UK is the Competition spec because we don’t get the bottom rung M4 as a market - as well as a more pronounced rear spoiler.
And although it's got that divisive huge grille, it appears have some inserts which aren't found on the regular M4. It also seems to be getting some M design headlights, which we haven't been able to see before now.
Changes will be made underneath too, with larger brakes and a new suspension setup, plus an upgraded exhaust system judging by these pictures.
The M4 Competition’s twin-turbocharged 3.0-litre six-cylinder engine will be put to work in the CS model, but expect power to be hiked from the baseline 503bhp to around 530bhp, which means it will beat the M4 Competition’s 0-62mph time of 3.9-seconds.
This car will be seriously powerful and seriously fast.
Judging by how developed these test mules look it’s likely we’ll see the finished version of the BMW M4 CS before the end of the year, which means it should go on sale around the springtime of 2022.
The premium BMW charges for its CS cars is significant, for the M2 CS you have to pay around £25,000 more than you do for the Competition version.
Using this as a guide the M4 CS will cost well over £100,000, with prices for the M4 Competition starting at £76,115.