We waited a very long time to see the first CS model based on the BMW M5. But now the wait is over. And we have our first images and information about the car. It is the quickest and most powerful production BMW car ever. Available only for the 2022 model year, the new limited production super sedan builds on the immensely capable M5.
The S63 4.4-liter M TwinPower turbo V8 has been tuned to deliver 627 hp at 6,000 rpm, an increase of 10 hp over the Competition model. The torque band delivers its full 553 lb.-ft from 1,800 to 5,950 rpm, 90 rpm wider than the M5 Competition. The eight-cylinder’s engine redline is 7,200 rpm. The high-pressure direct fuel injection ensures precise fuel atomization and fast engine response. The liquid-to-air intercooling for the two turbochargers and oil system with two pumps make sure that the M5 CS is as competent on track as it is on the street.
Combined with the reduced vehicle weight, the high levels of power and torque and working through the 8-speed M Steptronic automatic transmission with Drivelogic and the M xDrive all-wheel drive system, the M5 CS reaches 60 mph in just 2.9 seconds, 0.2 seconds quicker than the M5 Competition model. Top speed with the standard M Driver’s Package is 190 mph. The M Driver’s Package also includes a voucher for BMW driver training.
The rear-biased M xDrive all-wheel drive system distributes the available 553 ft-lbs. of torque between front and rear axles via an electronically controlled multi-plate clutch while the Active M Differential further optimizes power between the rear wheels for maximum grip and lateral dynamics.
The driver can select from three xDrive modes including 4WD, 4WD Sport and 2WD. The Dynamic Stability Control system can be adjusted between three settings to further enhance driver control – DSC ON, MDM (M Dynamic Mode) and DSC OFF.
The eight-speed M Steptronic transmission provides extraordinarily short shift times and fast, precise responses to every input of the accelerator. The Drivelogic switch on the gear selector lever allows three modes – efficient, sport or track with extremely rapid gearshifts. A transmission oil cooler ensures the transmission operates within its best temperature range even when the car is put through its paces on a closed track.
The dual-branch, electric flap-controlled sport exhaust system, with quad stainless-steel tips, fitted to the M5 CS amplifies and enhances the V8’s soundtrack while giving the option for quieter operation when necessary. The exhaust tone’s characteristics are changed depending on the selected mode – EFFICIENT, SPORT or SPORT+. Additionally, the M Sound button can soften the exhaust tone for a more understated note.
The M5 CS builds on the very high dynamic abilities of the M5 Competition Package’s chassis and suspension tuning. This means stiffer engine mounts (5,139 lb/in vs. 3,312 lb/in) than the standard M5 Sedan, 10% firmer springs, 0.2-inch lower ride height, increased front negative camber, a firmer rear anti-roll bar and tow-link ball-joint mounts. The M5 CS receives further spring and Dynamic Damper Control tuning over the M5 Competition to take advantage of the lower vehicle weight and of the optionally available (no-cost) Pirelli P Zero Corsa tires.
The driver can toggle swiftly between the ROAD, SPORT and TRACK settings using the M Mode button. Keeping the M Mode button pressed, then confirming the prompt in the central display engages TRACK mode.
When M View is active, a prominently positioned tachometer with color-coded warning zones appears in the Head-Up display, while shift lights indicate the ideal time to change gear. Navigation instructions, distance warnings, the current gear, the vehicle speed, and any speed limits or overtaking restrictions detected by the Speed Limit Info system are also shown here.
Default ROAD mode – all standard and optional driver assist systems are fully operational. Full information displays in the digital instrument display and Head-Up display.
SPORT mode – Allows the driver to adjust or turn off various assist systems. The M View is activated for both the instrument cluster and Head-Up display. A tachometer, digital speed, selected gear and shift lights are displayed in the center with coolant temperature, tire pressure and longitudinal and lateral forces available to the side.
TRACK mode – Designed for use on closed tracks, co nfirmation of this mode is required via the iDrive controller. Driver assistance system intervention is turned off. The audio system and center control display are turned off so the driver may concentrate on the road ahead with important information provided via the Head-Up and the digital instrument displays.