Introducing the 2018 BMW M3 CS
In May 2018, BMW will offer the M3 CS on the U.S. market. The new 2018 BMW M3 CS displays carbon fiber prominently and has a slightly stripped interior. Basically, the M3 CS will be a lighter, track-focused version of the M3 coupe. Not surprisingly, the M3 CS will be the fastest and lightest M3 in the current generation. The carbon fiber combines with other elements to take this car to the track level.
3.0-Liter Twin-Turbo I6 Engine with 453 Horsepower
The 2018 BMW M3 CS sports a 3.0-liter twin-turbo I6 engine. This motor produces a whopping 453 horsepower and 443 lb.-ft. of torque. The engine works with a 7-speed dual-clutch “DCT” gearbox which is lighter than a typical manual transmission. This combination allows the M3 CS to hit 60 mph in only 3.8 seconds. Additionally, the M3 CS can hit a top speed of 174 mph.
Carbon Fiber Reinforced Plastic (CFRP) Roof
Furthermore, the 2018 BMW M3 CS weighs only 3520 lbs, 40 lbs lighter than the M3. This is due to a combination of components. These include a carbon fiber reinforced plastic (CFRP) roof, front splitter, gurney flap, and rear diffuser. The M3 CS’s chassis is stiffer than the stock version for track purposes. This chassis is staggered on 19” wheels on the front and 20” wheels on the rear. Optionally, customers can order Michelin Super Sport tires.
Alcantara, Harmon-Kardon, & Navigation
On the interior, the 2018 BMW M3 CS has a ton of Alcantara trim with “CS” logos. This is complemented by a Harmon-Kardon sound system and navigation. So technically, this BMW M3 CS isn’t as stripped down as the M4 CS. Not surprisingly, it is still a beast of a machine. This technology is just an additional perk in a track-level sports car.
1200 M3 CS Models to Hit Production in 2018
Overall, the new 2018 BMW M3 CS is a true track vehicle. The MSRP is TBD at the current point and sales will begin in May 2018 within the U.S.. There will be 1200 M3 CS models worldwide with 550 to head to American soil. It will be no surprise if this car will be hard to come by in the spring. In conclusion, the M3 CS is the newest addition to the BMW line-up with a target of becoming a track star.