First impressions are everything. Pulling up in a new BMW leaves a distinctive kind of mark on friends, acquaintances and perfect strangers: It speaks to your refusal to settle for anything less than the best, and it makes them envision being at the wheel of a BMW all their own. The impression that you make will be all the more significant if you’re behind the wheel of the all-new, first-ever BMW M3 CS. Not just because it’s one of the most handsome and impressive vehicles in today’s BMW lineup, but because it’s also quite a bit more exclusive.
The 2018 BMW M3 CS looks the part of an elite performance sedan thanks to clean, muscular lines; Orbit Grey forged light-alloy wheels; CS-specific M sports exhaust; and larger air intakes. The exterior doesn’t favor form over function, instead synthesizing them with the application of carbon fiber-reinforced plastic. The M3 CS’s roof, for example, looks stunning and weighs 13 pounds less than a conventional steel roof, improving performance and aesthetic in one fell swoop.
High performance is an imperative with the 2018 BMW M3 CS, which sprints from zero to 60 mph in just 3.7 seconds and achieves a top speed of 174 mph. The heart of the M3 CS is a mighty M TwinPower Turbo six-cylinder inline engine that delivers 453 horsepower and 443 lb-ft of torque — 28 horsepower and 37 lb-ft of torque better than the M TwinPower Turbo powering the M3. Furthering the BMW M3 CS’s performance prowess are M Launch Control, Adaptive M Suspension, Active M Differential and a sports exhaust.
Adding even more appeal to the 2018 BMW M3 CS is exclusivity: Only 1,200 examples will be sold worldwide. Because of this, and because of its dynamic looks and performance, the BMW M3 CS is a statement-maker.
This article is presented by BMW of Cincinnati in Cincinnati, Ohio.