The BMW M3 CS continues development at the Nürburgring. This one wears a bit less camouflage than before, so we get a better look at the upcoming performance sedan.
Up front, the development team wrapped the nose in swirling pattern camouflage. The ingredients don’t hide much. The aggressive front divider protrudes beyond the fenders and has fins protruding on each outer edge. The vertical inlet directs air to the wheels and brakes. Two, trapezoidal openings flank the sides of the large kidney lattice.
This is the first time we’ve seen an M3 CS without camouflage on the hood or front fender. However, this element does not appear to have had any stylistic revisions compared to the standard model.
The wheels of this car have a trapezoidal pattern near the hub and a V-shaped design on the rims. Enlarging the image reveals that the vehicle is sporting Michelin Pilot Sport Cup tires. The gold brake calipers clamp the drilled rotor.
A spoiler is attached to the trunk lid. Two circular exhaust outlets emerge from the cutouts on each side of the diffuser.
The leaked details give us an idea of what’s under the hood. The S58 3.0-liter twin-turbo inline-six app is reported to have the same 543 horsepower (404 kilowatts) and 479 pound-feet (649 Newton-meters) as the version in the M4 CSL.
Unlike the M4 CSL, the M3 CS is said to have all-wheel drive, not just the rear tires. The sedan was allegedly only available with an automatic gearbox.
The M3 CS will have a sporty interior that matches its aggressive exterior. The front and rear bucket seats are thought to be part of the recipe. The carbon fiber trim adds to the motorsport-inspired aesthetic.
The M3 CS will reportedly be available for a limited time. Production is expected to begin in March 2023 and will run until February 2024. The public debut will likely occur before the start of assembly, suggesting that we might see it soon. Pricing is a complete mystery, but the M4 CSL starts at $140,895 for comparison.