► BMW M3 CS saloon
► Hotter, lighter, sharper
► Priced from £86okay
Family varieties with a pace dependancy: your new automotive has arrived. This is the brand new BMW M3 CS – the brand new high quality M-powered Three-series that’s lighter, punchier and carbonfibre-ier.
Just just like the M4 CS, this extra sensible four-door saloon has had a radical fettling and a value hike to match.
The Three.Zero-litre straight-six now makes 453bhp and 442lb ft (up from 444bhp and 406lb ft within the Competition Pack), which is sweet for a Zero-62mph launch in Three.9 seconds and on to 174mph for those who spec the non-obligatory M Drivers Package.
Shove is distributed by to the rear wheels by way of an M Sport seven-speed auto, plus sports activities exhaust system ‘specifically tuned for the CS’ is coupled to 4 chunky rear tailpipes.
Copious quantities of carbonfibre-reinforced plastic (CFRP) are used within the exterior trimmings, together with within the chunky entrance splitter, bonnet, engine bracing, lip spoiler and rear diffuser. It’s even within the roof to badist decrease the CS’s centre of gravity.
Inside, Alcantara could be discovered on the steering wheel, dashboard inserts and door inlays. It’s nonetheless fairly plush inside, kit-wise, too: there’s local weather management, adaptive LED lights, adaptive dampers, navigation and a Harman Kardon sound system.
Want one? You’ll should order quick – solely 100 are coming the UK. Orders begin in January 2018 with deliveries in March 2018 – value begins at £86,380.
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