BMW M5 CS Said To Come Later This Year With 641 Horsepower
BMW unveiled the refurbished 5 Series less than a month ago, and yet we’ve already seen our fair share of LCI-based performance versions. The Alpina B5 and D5 S were launched a few weeks ago in the sedan and family versions, followed by the own BMW M5 and M5 Competition models. If you want the absolute high-end variant, it will apparently arrive later this year when the M5 CS should break the cover.
We saw a prototype without camouflage of the amplified sedan in October 2019, but it was actually based on the pre-LCI M5. It had a carbon fiber trunk lid spoiler and golden wheels, not to mention the “CS” badge and a lowered sport suspension. Needless to say, the end product will be based on the M5 facelift, and our friends from BMWBLOG pretending to know about the future of the Bavarian four-door supercar.
The 4.4-liter twin-turbo V8 would have gone from 617 horsepower in the M5 Competition to a colossal 641 horsepower. Torque is also tuned to get a healthy bump from the 553 lb-ft (750 Nm) available in the M5C to as much as 590 lb-ft (800 Nm). Beyond the ramp-up, the CS version would use an improved limited-slip differential to improve the nature of the sedan.
Additional items on the M5 CS menu will include a CFRP roof, ceramic brakes, and some aerodynamic improvements. BMW will also make some subtle styling changes to separate the “lesser” version of the M5 lineup, including the exclusive paintwork, the wheels mentioned above, and possibly some minor adjustments to the interior of the cabin.
Just as was the case with the M2 CS, M3 CS and M4 CS, their big brother will be a limited affair as production will be strictly limited. The crown jewel in the sedan lineup is expected to cost at least $ 10,000 compared to the M5 competition, so the price will start at more than $ 120,000.
A hotter M5 is thin and dandy, but what some enthusiasts really want is the return of the M5 Touring. While Audi is finally selling the RS6 Avant in the United States where Mercedes-AMG has the E63 S Wagon, BMW should join the fray with a long-roofed M5. Meanwhile, an M3 Touring wouldn’t hurt either.
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