BMW M GmbH will add a formidable special-edition model to its product range in 2023. The new BMW M3 CS is an exclusive high-performance car that combines supreme dynamic prowess with the everyday usability of an M3 saloon. With intelligent lightweight construction, the new BMW M3 CS features carbon fibre-reinforced plastic (CFRP) components, increased engine power and a bespoke chassis setup. Exclusive design features and specification ensure exhilarating performance and give the new BMW M3 CS a character profile all its own.
The new BMW M3 CS teams a 550 hp six-cylinder in-line engine with an eightspeed M Steptronic transmission and the M xDrive intelligent all-wheel-drive system. These combine to produce a 0 to 62 mph time of 3.4 seconds and on to an electronically limited 188 mph top speed.
The new BMW M3 CS will be built in a limited run at BMW Group Plant Munich, with the UK market launch commencing from March 2023. Prices in the UK will start from £115,900 RRP. Along with the UK, the USA, Germany, and Japan are the most important markets for this new special model.
The new BMW M3 CS features numerous individual design features. Exclusive to this latest special-edition model from BMW M GmbH is the Frozen Solid White paint. Exposed carbon-fibre surfaces for the roof, the two indents chiselled into the bonnet, the front splitter, front air intakes, M exterior mirror caps, rear spoiler and rear apron combine with the black side skirts and M gills to provide a stunning contrast to this new paint. Signal Green, Brooklyn Grey and Sapphire Black are available as alternative exterior colours.
The vehicle’s front end sports a weight-saving, frameless BMW kidney grille with a stripped-back design – reminiscent of a racing car. Unique to this model, red contour lines are featured along with the “M3 CS” badging on the upper of the two horizontal grille bars. Both the model badge at the front and its counterpart on the boot lid have black surfaces with a red border.
BMW Laserlight headlights, also included as part of the standard specification, add a particularly striking and distinct look to the front end of the new BMW M3 CS. By illuminating yellow instead of white – both during the Welcome sequence when the vehicle is unlocked and while low beam or high beam is switched on – they reference successful GT racing cars.
The inside of the new BMW M3 CS has been designed with driving pleasure and maximum performance in mind, enhanced by advanced digital technology and exclusive design elements.
The M Carbon bucket seats in a model-specific design, and fitted as standard, greet both the driver and front passenger. Fully electric and heated, they include integral head restraints along with an illuminated model badge. This results in a unique blend of racing flair and long-distance comfort. The use of CFRP in the structural elements of the seat cushion and backrest, as well as the eye-catching cut-outs in the side bolsters and below the head restraints, reflect the seats’ weight-minimising construction.
The seats are upholstered in Merino leather and feature an exclusive design in a black/red colour scheme with distinctive contrast stitching. This bi-colour finish is repeated for the two rear seats. The door panels are trimmed entirely in black leather in both the front and the rear, while red “CS” lettering adorns the lightweight-design centre console.
The standard interior equipment list for the new BMW M3 CS also includes: M seat belts with a woven stripe pattern in BMW M GmbH colours; door sill plates bearing the designation “M3 CS”; an anthracite-coloured headliner; interior trim strips in a carbon fibre finish and an M Alcantara steering wheel with CFRP shift paddles and a red centre marker.