The M3 CSBook Test Drive
A racing experience for every day.
The BMW M3 CS brings even greater intensity to the racing allure that marks out the BMW M3 models. An intelligent lightweight construction featuring a large number of carbon-fibre components, plus increased engine power, a bespoke chassis setup, exclusive design features and a specification precision-honed to deliver an exhilarating performance experience on the track give this special model the top position among BMW M's high-performance sedans. For a puristic and fascinating M feeling over every mile.
BMW M3 CS: Fuel consumption in l/100 km (combined): 10.4-10.1 (WLTP); CO2 emissions in g/km (combined): 234-229 (WLTP)
High-Performance M TwinPower Turbo inline 6-cylinder petrol engine.
The M TwinPower Turbo inline 6-cylinder petrol engine with 375 kW (510 hp) features superior power delivery and the striking characteristic M engine sound.
Steptronic sport transmission.
The 8-speed M Steptronic transmission with Drivelogic offers numerous shifting options: from extremely dynamic to highly comfortable, manual or automatic.
M xDrive with Active M Differential guarantees maximum traction and driving dynamics for everyday driving, as well as at the racetrack. The optional M specific technology combines the typical agility of a rear-wheel drive with the control of an all-wheel drive.
Adaptive M suspension.
The Adaptive M suspension comes as a standard and makes it possible to adjust the damper characteristics to suit any given driving situation, increasing driving dynamics and comfort. In addition to the standard COMFORT setting for increased driving comfort, the SPORT programme offers firmer damper settings, and with SPORT+, the vehicle can be used on the race track.
M Carbon ceramic brake.
The optional M Carbon ceramic brake responds even more directly to braking manoeuvres than the M Compound brake system. As it is sensitive to control, corrosion-free and highly heat-resistant, it wears less than conventional brake systems and, thanks to its weight-optimised design, increases the agility and dynamics of the BMW M3 CS. Its high-gloss brake callipers in matt Gold or Red with M logo are visible to the outside.
8-speed M Steptronic Sport transmission.
The 8-speed M Steptronic Sport transmission with Drivelogic of the BMW M3 CS offers numerous shifting options: extremely dynamic, particularly comfortable and smooth aswell as fuel-saving. You can shift manually using the gear lever or the gearshift paddles on the steering wheel, or select one of three automatic programmes using Drivelogic.
M xDrive with Active M Differential.
M xDrive with Active M Differential guarantees maximum traction and driving dynamics for everyday driving, as well as at the racetrack. The M specific technology combines the typical agility of a rear-wheel drive with the control of an all-wheel drive. There is a choice between the drive variants 4WD, 4WD Sport and – in DSC-off mode – 2WD.
M Drive Professional.
The M Drive Professional system is fitted as standard. Consequently, not only does the BMW M3 CS benefit from the M Drift Analyser and M Laptimer functions for evaluating and recording driving skills and performance at the track, it additionally comes with M Traction Control, whose ten stages provide the ideal tools for pushing the car hard on closed circuits. The M Mode button on the centre console – also part of the M Drive Professional package – can be used to adjust both the level of driver assistance system activity and the content shown in the information display and optional Head-Up Display, with a choice of ROAD, SPORT and TRACK settings.