2018 BMW M4 CS Interior. The cabin of the BMW M4 CS is awash with fine leather and classy Alcantara. Both the driver and front passenger settle into the same specially-designed lightweight M sports seats fitted in the M4 with Competition Package. They are upholstered in Merino leather and Alcantara and guarantee optimum lateral support, even when powering around a track.
The most important accessory for drivers of the new BMW M4 CS is, needless to say, an M sports steering wheel. The M Alcantara steering wheel a cost option is wrapped in exclusive, anthracite-coloured Alcantara with blue/red M stitching and a 12 o’clock marker, and provides outstanding grip in all driving situations.
The interior trim strips are lined with Alcantara and feature prominent CS identifiers. Alcantara is a wonderfully classy yet hard-wearing upholstery material that also graces the lightweight centre console and the elbow rests in the door panelling. When it comes to the door panelling and the side sections in the rear, BMW M GmbH has taken the same groundbreaking approach as it did for the M4 GTS. These elements are made from compacted natural fibres – renewable resources in other words – and are considerably lighter than conventional door panels.
2018 BMW M4 CS Exterior. 2018 BMW M4 CS special-edition model leaves no doubt as to its performance capabilities with its looks alone. No matter which angle the M4 CS is viewed from, it appears as if cut from a single mould, has a muscular, athletic air and makes it perfectly clear – even when standing still – that here is a high-performance sports car.
The front end, with it’s pronounced three-dimensional contouring, oozes sportiness from every pore. Distinguishing features include the twin headlight units with their state-of-the-art LED technology and the slender double-kidney grille with black-painted bars. The front apron is divided into three parts and brings the dynamic nature of the new BMW M4 CS even further to the fore, at the same time as performing its technical functions.
The design of the front splitter is exclusive to the BMW M4 CS special-edition model. Made from lightweight exposed carbon fibre, it reduces lift at the front axle to great effect. The bonnet is also made from lightweight carbon fibre-reinforced plastic (CFRP) and is crowned by a distinctive powerdome. This isn’t just an eye-catching design feature, either. It too fulfils an important function by creating space for the high-performance engine’s charge air cooler, and its air vent also allows effective dissipation of the heat produced.
Moving to the rear, the eye is instantly caught by the restyled Gurney made from exposed carbon fibre. Apart from providing a sporty visual highlight, this aerodynamic spoiler lip also has an important function; it reduces rear axle lift, which in turn helps to optimise roadholding and traction. The top edge of the Gurney is contoured slightly in a similar fashion to the roof.
2018 BMW M4 CS Engines and Transmission. The excellent dynamics of 2018 BMW M4 CS is rooted not only in a fresh round of suspension revisions over the M4 with Competition Package in terms of spring/damper settings, but also in a moderate increase in power for the six-cylinder in-line engine. Fitted in the M4 CS, it develops 460 hp – that’s 10 hp more than in the M4 with Competition Package. Peak torque increases by 50 Nm (37 lb-ft) to 600 Nm (442 lb-ft).