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  • [NEWS] Here's The Upcoming BMW M3 CS

    If you missed out on the limited-run BMW M4 GTS, and you want an exclusive BMW to be proud of, worry no more, as BMW is making the M3 CS. This will be the first four-door BMW to wear the 'CS' badge, previous Bimmers that had the CS badge has always been two-door such as the E9 6-series.

    So, what do you get in the M3 CS? Well, quite a lot. You get a power hike of 28 horsepower compared to the standard M3, meaning you get quite a punchy 453 horsepower. The M3 CS will be 50kg lighter thanks to carbon-reinforced plastic panels, and this adds up to a 0-100km/h in 3.7 seconds and a top speed of 174mph (limited)

    The CS looks pretty much the same apart from it's CS badging and a boot-lip spoiler. The CS will also sound better thanks to revised M Sport exhaust tuning, but lets be honest, you don't care do you? As changing the exhaust is one of the first things most Indonesian petrolheads does.

    The chassis meanwhile is pretty much the same as the one you get from the Competition Package, but it's been tuned to be slightly stiffer, so if you're looking for comfort, best stick to a regular M3.

    The wheels are quite the party piece; it's been designed to look like the ones used by the M4 DTM race cars, with the measurement being 20x10 at the back and 19x9 at the front. Oh, as for the brakes, you can go crazy with your spendings and opt for a set of carbon ceramics, or you could stick with the 'M compound' brakes which are already lighter than iron brakes.

    Meanwhile on the inside you get a mix of leather with a lot of Alcantara, and give it even more of a race car feel, you get a red starter button. There's also a set of lightweight M seats, but the CS is still equipped with satnav and many other amenities, so it's not exactly a hardcore race car.

    It's kind of weird that they would make a performance-oriented version of just the M3 and not the M4 along with it, but we guess it's because there have been no special edition four-door M3 previously. We want to like it, but we're not quite sure about the four-door thing. If you're interested, obviously you'd have to call BMW yourself for inquiry. However, we can tell you that in the UK, the M3 CS is 25,000 more expensive than the Competition Pack, so you do have to pay quite a lot, to get a lot.