BMW has unveiled the new M3 CS, a sports car that goes position itself above the well-known M3 Competition. A model that will be; produced in limited series starting from March 2023 and which aims to entertain the lucky ones who will have the opportunity; to take his lead. Prices for the Italian market have not yet been communicated.
DESIGN AND INTERIORS
The most striking aspect important of all the models of the German manufacturer that can boast the CS (Competition Sport) brand is; weight reduction. The automaker points out that it is; large use was made of carbon fiber componentsboth outside and inside. For example, in addition to the carbon fiber roof, the new BMW M3 CS also uses this material for the bonnet, front splitter, front air intakes, exterior mirror caps, rear diffuser and spoiler rear.
The titanium rear silencer, on the other hand, reduces the weight of the exhaust system by over 4 kg. Carbon fiber inserts are also present in the cockpit. For example, the steering wheel paddles were made of this material. The result is a total weight saving of around 20 kg compared to the BMW M3 Competition with M xDrive. The dry weight of the car is of 1,765 kg.
As far as the design is concerned, the BMW M3 CS can be recognized by some specific details. For example, up front we find a frameless BMW kidney grillewhich recalls the racing cars. This sports car can; also count on a series of specific aerodynamic appendages as well as M exterior mirror caps and exposed carbon fiber roof surfaces. In addition, the sports car features yellow BMW Laserlight headlights inspired by the M4 GT3.
As standard, we also find 19-inch front and 20-inch rear alloy wheelswith specific tires made especially for this model in sizes 275/35 ZR19 at the front and 285/30 ZR20 at the rear. The BMW M3 CS will be able to can be ordered in various colors including the exclusive metallic Frozen Solid White tint. Signal Green, Brooklyn Gray metallic and Sapphire Black metallic are also available as alternative exterior colors.
In terms of interior, we find M carbon seatsstandard with a specific design for this model. Seats that are upholstered in Merino leather in a black/red color combination with contrast stitching. This two-tone finish is the perfect choice. repeated for the two rear seats. The door panels are entirely covered in black leather both in the front and in the rear.
There is also a lot of technology. In fact, we find the well-known BMW Curved Display which integrates the 12.9-inch instrumentation screen and the 14.9-inch one of the infotainment system with the iDrive 8 platform. ; specifications for this model.
ENGINE AND PERFORMANCE
The beating heart of the new BMW M3 CS it is the well-known 3-litre 6-cylinder with M TwinPower technology whose power is equal to that of the 3-litre 6-cylinder engine. increased to 405 kW/550 HP with 650 Nm of torque. This is an increase of 30 kW/40 hp compared to the BMW M3 Competition. This increase in power is the result. been achieved thanks to a series of modifications to the turbo pressure (from 1.7 to 2.1 bar) and to the engine electronics. Units always combined with an 8-speed M Steptronic automatic transmission. The sportswoman can; also count on the M xDrive all-wheel drive and the active M differential on the rear axle.
BMW explains that the driver can switch from the default 4WD to 4WD mode. 4WD Sport, which directs an even greater percentage of the engine torque to the rear wheels. Speaking of performance, it takes 3.4 seconds to accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h. On the other hand, it takes 11.1 seconds to reach 200 km/h. The BMW M3 CS is equipped as standard with the M Driver's Package and has a speed of 10000. maximum electronically limited to 302 km/h.
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