The all new BMW M3 CS.

The all new BMW M3 CS is the latest special model from BMW M GmbH and at the same time the most powerful standard production vehicle of all time in the M3 model series. The high-performance saloon continues the successful tradition of high-performance cars that began with the legendary BMW M3 Evolution. Equipped with numerous carbon lightweight components and innovative M technologies, the extreme athlete achieves an impressive best time of 7 minutes, 38 seconds on the legendary Nordschleife of the Nürburgring. At the same time, the BMW M3 CS, which is limited to a production run of some 1,200 units worldwide, impresses with the everyday utility of a four-door sports saloon. The culmination of a sporting icon.

Consumption data is determined in accordance to the ECE driving cycle, depending on the wheel and tyre sizes selected. The models illustrated include optional equipment.

Acceleration 0-100 km/h in s  3.9* 
Max. output in kW at RPM   338/6,250* 

Efficient lightweight construction. 

The BMW M3 CS inspires through the use of numerous weight-reduced lightweight components. Produced from CFRP, the bonnet is 25% lighter than the already weight-optimised aluminium bonnet in the BMW M3 Sedan. The slightly recessed roof in the middle section also consists of CFRP. This saves a further six kilograms compared with a metal roof while additionally lowering the centre of gravity and thus guaranteeing even more agility and dynamics. The lightweight concept continues systematically through the interior, which features the ergonomic lightweight-construction M sport seats and a centre console weighing 30 per cent less than its counterpart in the standard production model.  

338 kW


Impressive power calls for a high level of precision. This is why the all-new BMW M3 CS inspires with numerous high-performance components that combine extremely precise driving characteristics with the greatest possible dynamics. M Drive, the electromechanical steering M Servotronic and an M double-clutch transmission with an especially sporty design therefore ensure outstanding performance – regardless of whether you are on the road or race track. In addition to this, the damper control can be ideally adjusted via the specially tuned Adaptive M suspension and its three different driving modes. According to requirements and route characteristics – for a maximum of agility, steering precision and everyday utility.

Interior sporting flair.

The interior of the BMW M3 CS exudes exclusivity thanks to its M-specific details. Lightweight-construction M Sport seats, familiar from the Competition package, are covered with exclusive BMW Individual full leather in Bicolour Silverstone/Black and offer perfect side support and comfort.

The fine, Alcantara interior trim is also adorned with an eye-catching and exclusive CS designation throughout. 

Athletic front.


Even the very first impression could barely be any sportier: the flat double kidney grille with black painted slats and the unmistakable Adaptive LED double headlights lend the front of the BMW M3 CS an uncompromisingly dynamic presence. The three-part front apron with large air inlets ensures efficient cooling of the 6-cylinder high-performance engine as well as the M compound brakes or optional M Carbon ceramic brakes* – and enhances the overall athletic image. Further reducing the lift on the front axle and additionally increasing the driving dynamics is the distinctive CS model-specific front splitter made of lightweight clear-coated carbon, which is permitted on public roads. 

Superior power.


Under the bonnet of the BMW M3 CS is an M TwinPower Turbo inline 6-cylinder petrol engine to ensure breath-taking driving performances of a superlative class. The dynamic high-performance power unit uses its 338 kW/600 Nm to accelerate the extreme athlete from 0 to 100 km/h in 3.9 seconds, bringing it to a top speed limited at 280 km/h. 

Impressive rear.


The characteristic rear of the BMW M3 CS perfectly matches its thoroughly powerful design language. One special feature is the Gurney flap made of clear-coated carbon, which reduces the lift on the rear axles, thus ensuring optimised driving characteristics – particularly at higher speeds. Made entirely of CFRP, the M diffuser is a dynamic eye-catcher and forms a striking finish to the rear. The distinctive stainless steel M twin tailpipes of the double-flow M sport exhaust system bear the M logo. 

Optimum contact with the road.


Ideal driving characteristics up to the limits come from the spectacular, newly developed ten-spoke light alloy wheels in Orbit Grey. The forged, weight-optimised wheels allude to the ten-spoke design of the BMW M4 DTM race touring car. They are equipped as standard with tyres of the type Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 of size 265/35 R 19 at the front and 285/30 R 20 at the rear. For greater everyday utility, Michelin sport tyres with a stronger tread pattern” to “Drivers looking to keep their M3 CS mainly for everyday use, can opt for Sport tyres instead, which generate more grip on wet roads than the cup tyres.

Driver-orientated cockpit. 

The ergonomically shaped M leather steering wheel provides an unobstructed view of the round instruments in typical M styling. Optionally available is the M Alcantara steering wheel with Blue and Red M decorative stitching and a 12 o'clock marking to permit maximum control in all driving situations.

Equipped with the Harman / Kardon surround-sound system as standard, the BMW M3 CS also delivers a premium 360° music experience.


The colour palette of the BMW M3 CS.