M5 CS: BMW's most powerful M car yet is coming to SA

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BMW M5 CS
BMW M5 CS

• The BMW M5 CS is the most powerful car the manufacturer has produced. 

• Its 4.4-litre twin-turbo V8 motor produces 467kW and is limited production model. 

• Just five examples will make their way to South Africa in the third quarter of 2021. 


BMW's M5 CS is a swansong to the F90 model. In true BMW fashion they've hiked up the power and saved some 70kg, around half the weight of a panda bear.  

Only a limited number, exclusive special-edition model treats four people to an extraordinary driving experience and blends standout performance attributes with an exclusive and luxurious appearance.

Only five examples of the CS will make their way to South Africa. 

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the-new-bmw-m5-cs

The 4.4-litre V8 engine with 467kW and 750Nm makes the M5 CS the most powerful car in the history BMW M.

Standard features include the eight-speed M Steptronic transmission all-wheel-drive system, which also offers a 2WD mode for pure rear-wheel drive.

It features retuned bearing springs at the front and rear axle and further refined damper control, the chassis has been adapted to the lower vehicle weight and the increased performance potential of the standard mixed-size Pirelli P Zero Corsa track tyres.

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the-new-bmw-m5-cs

The M5 CS sprints from 0–100km/h in just three seconds, and from 0–200km/h in 10.3 seconds. Top speed is an electronically governed 305km/h, according to BMW. 

The integral head restraints – with illuminated M5 logos for the front seats – display an outline of the legendary Nürburgring circuit.

The centre marker perforation with red background on the M Alcantara steering wheel is a classical racing car touch; the gearshift paddles are made from carbon fibre and the steering wheel spokes have Black Chrome trim.

BMW M5 CS
BMW M5 CS


A fixed lightweight cover on the centre console replaces the usual armrest with opening lid. Its black Merino leather is complemented by red double stitching.

The colour red is used again for the "CS" badging on the instrument panel and between the bucket-style seats in the rear.

The kidney grille surround on the M5 CS, the "M5 CS' badges on the kidney grille, the M gills on the front wings and the boot lid are finished in the bold colour shade Gold Bronze, as are the 20-inch M forged wheels.

The door sill finishers come with illuminated "M5 CS" badges.

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the-new-bmw-m5-cs

Yellow DRL are a thing of beauty

The L-shaped light tubes of the Laser headlights illuminate yellow instead of white when low beam, high beam or the Welcome Light is switched on, bringing successful GT racing cars to mind.

The bonnet, front splitter, exterior mirror caps, rear spoiler, rear diffuser, M Power engine compartment cover and intake silencer are made from carbon fibre-reinforced plastic. Some elements feature exposed carbon fibre.

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the-new-bmw-m5-cs

Standard specification for the M5 CS includes its stainless-steel sports exhaust system with four unadorned tailpipes and the M Carbon ceramic brakes, whose callipers are painted in Red as standard or Gold as an option.

Available alongside the Brands Hatch Grey metallic paint shade are the exclusive BMW Individual matt paint finishes Frozen Brands Hatch Grey metallic and Frozen Deep Green metallic.

BMW M5 CS
BMW M5 CS

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