BMW is set to unveil a new range-topping version of its M5 super sedan next month, and a teaser video posted to its #Facebook page on #Tuesday provides some key details.
The new variant will be badged an M5 CS, placing the M5 alongside other M cars that have received the CS treatment. BMW also offers an M2 CS, and there were CS versions of the previous-generation M3 and M4.
#Prototypes for the M5 CS have been testing for months and now we have the first details thanks to #Markus #Flasch, the head of the BMW M division. #In the teaser video, he confirmed that the M5 CS will have a peak output of 635 horsepower, though this is likely to be a metric rating used in #Germany and thus could be reduced to 626 hp when rated in the #United #States. #In comparison, the regular M5 makes 600 hp and the M5 #Competition makes 617 hp.
2021 BMW M5 CS spy shots – #Photo credit: S. #Baldauf / SB-Medien
#Flasch also confirmed a 70-kilogram (154-pound) weight reduction from the M5 #Competition, with one of the weight-saving measures being the addition of lightweight carbon-fiber bucket seats borrowed from the latest M3 and M4. #Flasch also said the car is a strict four-seater.
#Other elements confirmed for the M5 CS are forged aluminum wheels and a carbon-ceramic brake package with calipers painted red (as opposed to the traditional blue used on M cars). The wheels will feature an exclusive bronze finish that will also be applied to other areas of the car, like on the grille. #Another exclusive touch will be motorsport-inspired yellow headlights, albeit only for the daytime running lights.
There could be more. CS models tend to feature less restrictive electronic nannies, and there have been rumors of a newly developed V-8 possibly making its debut in this M5 CS. #We’ll know soon so stay tuned.
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