BMW on Tuesday uncovered its speediest manufacturing car ever, the 2022 M5 CS. Because of the all-around outrageous M5 Competition, the CS ups power brings down weight and adds a few rad designs touches to separate it from the pack. All things considered, you’ll unquestionably pay for the advantage.
The M5 CS utilizes a similar twin-turbo 4.4-liter V8 as the rest of the M5 range. Here, this engine produces 627 horsepower, an increment of 10 hp over the M5 Competition. Torque output is unchanged at 553 pound-feet, and that power gets to the wheels through an eight-speed automatic transmission. BMW says the M5 CS can quicken to 60 mph in 2.9 seconds – there’s that speediest ever spec – however that is just 0.2 seconds off the Competition’s 3.1-second time. The CS gets a revised exhaust with stainless steel tips, so it should sound really sweet under full speeding up attack, as well.
Like the Competition, the M5 CS has an active all-wheel-drive system, with torque vectoring between the front and back axles. The standard Active M back differential can additionally shuffle power between the two back wheels, which is particularly useful since – like all M5s – the CS can stop its front axle and work in a rear-wheel-drive model.
Because of the expanded utilization of carbon fiber in the body panels and inside the vehicle, the M5 CS is 230 pounds lighter than the M5 Competition, however, it’s still no lightweight, at 4,114 pounds. The rooftop, redesigned hood (which looks excessively Charger Redeye for our preferences), front splitter, back diffuser, spoiler, and mirror caps are totally done in carbon fiber, similar to the engine cover.
To more readily deal with the slight power bump and decreased weight, the CS makes minor acclimations to the M5 Competition’s springs and dampers, which are now significantly stiffer than the base M5. Another help for dealing with is the accessibility of grippy Pirelli P Zero Corsa summer tires, estimating 275/35R20 upfront and 285/35R20 outback. These tires are a no-cost alternative, and you’ll certainly want them. The 20-inch gold wheels, thank goodness, are standard, and you can get gold calipers for the carbon-ceramic brakes.
Discussing which, there are an entire bunch of gold accents on the M5 CS. As well as the wheels, you’ll find this gold-bronze completion on the grille surround and badges. Oh, and the LED running lights enlighten in yellow rather than white, which is a wonderful piece of race-inspired style.
Inside the M5, the CS has a four-seat configuration with singular back buckets. The carbon-fiber front seats have a huge load of reinforcing and look steady as heck and don’t stress, the M5 logos on the front seats are enlightened. You’ll discover CS badges all through the cabin, as well as Alcantara suede. BMW’s most recent iDrive 7 infotainment tech is housed on a huge touchscreen atop the dash, and a digital gauge cluster shows more significant data, as well.
Presently, the huge caveat: The 2022 BMW M5 CS costs $142,995 including $995 for the destination. That implies it’s $30,900 more costly than the M5 Competition, which is a lovely significant increment. Truly, you get cool seats, gold trim, and an additional 10 hp, however things like the gold wheels Zero Corsa tires could probably be sourced for a whole lot less. It’s a comparative story to the M2 CS: cool car, yet truly costly. Nevertheless, BMW will just offer the M5 CS for the 2022 model year and the first US cars will show up in the second half of 2021.