With its accentuated sporting presence, the new M3 CS continues the decades-extended tradition of productive M special editions which started in 1988 with the E30 BMW M3 Evolution.
At the exact same time, the 4-door higher-overall performance sedan serves up a excellent blend of dynamism and each day practicality.
The 3l higher-overall performance engine exceeds the output of the M3 with Competition Package by 10hp, raising it to 460hp. State-of-the-art M TwinPower Turbo technology propels the M3 CS from to 100kmph (62mph) in just three.9 seconds.
The leading speed of the new particular edition, which comes as normal with the M Driver’s Package, is electronically restricted to 280kmph (174mph). With its two mono-scroll turbochargers, charge air cooler, High Precision Injection, Valvetronic variable valve timing and Double-VANOS completely variable camshaft timing, the six-cylinder in-line engine requires a clear and constant aim at the greater echelons of overall performance, but is equally committed to building considerable torque from low engine speeds and reaching higher levels of efficiency (fuel consumption combined: eight.5l per 100km [34.0mpg imp] carbon dioxide emissions combined: 198g per km).
Pushing the new red begin/quit button fires up the engine, and the distinctive sound made by the specially tuned sports exhaust method of the new BMW M3 CS, with its quartet of tailpipes, proceeds to lay on a feast for the ears.
The new BMW M3 CS is equipped as normal with the seven-speed M Double Clutch Transmission (M DCT) with Drivelogic.
This cutting-edge transmission has a separate oil cooler and enables each automated gear adjustments and manual interventions utilizing the shift paddles on the steering wheel. It adjustments gears in fractions of a second with no interruption in the flow of energy, but employs a extended seventh gear to preserve revs low and minimise fuel consumption more than longer motorway journeys.
The suspension of the new BMW M3 CS largely mirrors that of the M3 with Competition Package. The hyperlinks and wheel carriers at each the front and rear axles are produced from forged aluminium and are as a result incredibly light.
That keeps the unsprung masses low and rewards driving dynamics. The M3 CS is fitted as normal with Adaptive M suspension, whose geometry has been tuned to provide optimised overall performance on each the road and track. Ensuring the greatest achievable grip in all driving situations are the DSC (Dynamic Stability Control) method, which consists of M Dynamic Mode, and the Active M Differential.
The handle systems for the Adaptive M suspension, DSC and Active M Differential have been modified to suit the dynamic needs of the BMW M3 CS, as has the set-up of the electromechanical steering.
The driver has the alternative of adjusting the steering and suspension settings to their individual preferences or the demands of the route at hand. The particular edition’s light-alloy wheels (front: 9 J x 19 and rear: 10 J x 20) are extremely a lot at residence on the race track, fitted as they are (as normal) with Michelin Pilot Sport Cup two tyres (front: 265/35 R 19 and rear: 285/30 R 20).
These semi-slick cup tyres, which are also road-legal, supply unbeatable grip and supreme lateral stability at higher track speeds. The M3 CS can also be ordered with Michelin Sport road tyres.
Information Source: Muscat Daily