BMW is introducing a limited-edition M3 CS to market and only 20 will be offered in South Africa.
Much like the M4 CS, the M3 CS is lighter and faster but will offer the convenience of rear doors. The M3 CS is the final iteration of the current F80 M3 with production ending in June 2018. The M3 CS is currently launching in Europe and it's expected to arrive in South Africa September 2018. The BMW M3 CS is priced at R1 773 500 and a spokesperson from BMW SA has confirmed that orders are in progress and that the current allocation for our market is almost sold out, so if you want one, you'd better move quickly! Being a limited-edition model, only 20 will be up for grabs in our market and 1 200 units will be built by BMW for markets worldwide.
Herewith the key details for the BMW M3 CS…
The BMW M3 CS packs 338 kW and 600 Nm of torque, good enough for a zero to 100 kph sprint in 3.9 secs.
The M3 CS offers more power than the M3 Competition Package and develops 338 kW and 600 Nm of torque from its twin-turbocharged 3.0-liter inline-6 cylinder engine. BMW’s M Driver’s Package is standard which means top speed is rated at 280 kph and the M3 CS is capable of a claimed sprint from zero to 100 kph in just 3.9 seconds. A 7-speed M Double Clutch Transmission (DCT) is fitted as standard. Fuel consumption is rated at 8.3 L/100km.
Furthermore, an adaptive M suspension system is fitted as standard and has been tuned to deliver optimum performance on both the road and track. Dynamic stability control with M Dynamic Mode and an active M differential ensure maximum traction.
Beefed up performance is complemented with sporty styling to match the go.
The M3 CS rides on 19-inch Orbit Grey Matt light alloys up front and 20-inch wheels at the rear shod in semi-slick, road-legal Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 rubber as standard while Michelin Sport road tyres will also be offered, if you wish.
The face of the M3 CS features a sculpted fascia with a dual kidney grille, a large central air vent with 2 smaller vents to either side and a bulging bonnet for good measure. Other notable bits include twin LED headlights, carbon fibre front splitter and rear diffuser and a 4-pipe, dual-branch sports exhaust system. The carbon fibre Gurney spoiler lip on the boot lid has been specially redesigned for the M3 CS.
On the inside, the M3 CS wears 2-tone Silverstone/Black leather and Alcantara. Standard features include automatic climate control, a Harmon Kardon surround sound system and Navigation system professional.