If 503 horsepower in the BMW M3 Competition isn’t enough power for you, good news, BMW is going to remedy that. Production will begin in March on the limited edition 2024 M3 CS, CS for Competition Sport. The 3.0 litre inline 6 cylinder TwinPower turbocharged CS engine gets a 40 hp boost bringing total output to 543 hp from 6,250-7,200 rpm. Torque does not grow and remains the same at 479 lb-ft from 2,750-5,950 rpm. The primary source of the power increase comes by increasing turbo boost from 24.7 psi to 30.5 psi.
The M3 CS accelerates one-tenth of a second quicker than the M3 Competition, taking 3.4 seconds to sprint from 0-100 km/h or 0-96 mph, down from 3.5 seconds. Top speed is electronically limited to 302 km/h or 187 mph. Power is sent to all four wheels via an 8 speed M Steptronic transmission with Drivelogic and BMW’s M xDrive all-wheel drive system.
Should you want to light up the rear tires on the race track, the M Setup menu can send power from the default 4WD setting, to 4WD Sport mode which sends more power to the rear wheels, or by switching the Dynamic Stability Control (DSC) system off. It then becomes a rear-wheel drive tire smoking drifter.
M Compound brakes with red calipers are standard and M Carbon ceramic brakes with red or gold brake calipers are optional. Forged M light-alloy wheels are standard in an exclusive star-spoke design, in Gold Bronze or matte black. Fronts are 19 inch with 275/35 ZR19 Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 tires and 20 inches rims in the rear with 285/30 ZR20 tires.
To increase the M3 CS’ performance capabilities, carbon fibre reinforced plastic (CFRP) was used inside and out to reduce the cars weight and increase rigidity. The roof, hood, front splitter, front air intakes, exterior mirror caps, rear diffuser, and rear spoiler are all made out of these exotic materials. The centre console, paddle shifters and interior trim strips are also made from CFRP.
The M Carbon seats reduce weight, are comfortable on the road and hold the driver in place during track sessions. The titanium rear silencer reduces weight by 3.6 kg or 8 pounds. Overall, the M3 CS is 34 kg or 75 pounds lighter than the M3 Competition.
Exterior colours include Frozen Solid White metallic, Brooklyn Grey metallic, Black Sapphire metallic, and BMW Individual Signal Green. The M3 CS has a special frameless kidney grille with red contour lines and an M3 CS badge, as well as the M3 CS badge on the trunk. It comes with M Drive Pro with the M Drift Analyzer, race track M Laptimer and M Traction Control with ten sensitivity level settings.
The limited edition 2024 BMW M3 CS also get a hefty bump in price. Base MSRP of the M3 Competition with M xDrive is $99,654 CAD. The M3 CS comes in at a rather lofty $148,000 CAD.
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