After driving the BMW M2 CS, I’ve been dying to attempt the upcoming BMW M5 CS. The previous is sort of probably the perfect M automotive for the reason that E46 M3 and has an attractive dealing with stability that utterly shames all different present M automobiles. If BMW can harness a few of that M2 CS magic and apply it to the M5, it is going to have a really distinctive and particular machine. On this new video from Piston Heads, we get to see if the BMW M5 CS is the automotive we hope it’s.
On paper, it simply looks like one other particular version advertising ploy. It makes use of the identical engine, simply with 627 horsepower, up solely ten horses from the M5 Competitors. Nonetheless, dig into it a bit extra and also you’ll see that the M5 CS means enterprise. A carbon fiber hood and roof cut back weight, it ditches its customary again seat for 2 racing buckets, it will get the identical light-weight carbon fiber entrance seats because the M3 and M4, lowered, stiffer suspension, higher brakes, revised steering, revised rear diff, bespoke suspension tuning, and a lot extra. The M5 CS isn’t any “M is for Advertising” cash-grab. It’s a complete overhaul of what the M5 might be.
This new video proves that the M Division’s efforts paid off. In accordance PH’s Dan Prosser, the BMW M5 CS may be very, excellent. The truth is, he gave it simply in regards to the highest reward he may — it feels extra like an M3 than an M5. The truth that the M Division may take a really massive, very heavy M5 and make it really feel like a a lot smaller, lighter M3 is extraordinarily spectacular. It additionally simply looks like a variety of enjoyable.
We will’t wait to drive the M5 CS and see if it actually does have a few of that M2 CS magic. If that’s the case, it’s going to be one in every of BMW’s all-time greats.