Due to production factors, BMW is currently planning on only building 1,200 of these cars. Orders can be placed starting in January 2018 and the cars will be built starting in March, 2018.
Pushing the new red start/stop button fires up the engine, and the distinctive sound produced by the specially tuned sports exhaust system of the new BMW M3 CS, with its quad tailpipes, is a feast for the ears.
The new BMW M3 CS is equipped as standard with the seven-speed M Double Clutch Transmission (M DCT) with Drivelogic and the M Driver’s Package. This cutting-edge transmission has a separate oil cooler and enables both automated and manual gear changes using the shift paddles on the steering wheel. It changes gears in fractions of a second with no interruption in the flow of power, but employs a long seventh gear to keep revs low and minimise fuel consumption for highway driving.
Ensuring the best possible grip in all driving conditions are the DSC (Dynamic Stability Control) system – which includes M Dynamic Mode – and the Active M Differential. The control systems for the Adaptive M suspension, DSC and Active M Differential have been modified to suit the dynamic requirements of the BMW M3 CS, as has the setup of the electromechanical steering. The driver has the option of adjusting the steering and suspension settings to their personal preferences or the demands of the route at hand. The special edition’s light-alloy wheels which are 19″ front and 20″ rear, are at home on the race track, with Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 tires, 265/35 R 19 front and 285/30 R 20 rear. These semi-slick cup tyres, which are also road-legal, provide incredible grip and lateral stability at high track speeds. The M3 CS can also be ordered with Michelin Sport road tires.