At the 2017 Shanghai Motor Show, BMW showed off its M division’s new ride: the M4 CS. The new version of the M4 isn’t quite as much of a track monster as the M4 GTS, and it’s a little more interesting than the M4 with the Competition Package. The M4 CS takes parts and components from both cars and puts them together to make something that’s an excellent middle ground.

bmw m4 cs

This move by BMW’s M division is kind of similar to what Chevrolet did with the Corvette Grand Sport in that the Grand Sport sits in a middle ground between the Corvette Z06 and the standard Stingray. The best M4 for the track is still the M4 GTS, but we’d be willing to bet that the slightly less intimidating M4 CS is a very enjoyable car to drive.

bmw m4 cs

The M4 CS has a 3.0-liter inline-six cylinder that makes 10 more horsepower over the regular car with the Competition Package. It has an adaptive suspension system that can be tuned for the street or racetrack. The car can go from 0-62 mph in 3.9 seconds, which is just behind the M4 GTS. The M4 CS also clocked a Nürburgring lap time just 10 seconds behind the M4 GTS. That means it’s not quite as hardcore, but it’s still wicked fast. 

bmw m4 cs

bmw m4 cs

bmw m4 cs

m4 cs

bmw M4 CS

bmw m4 cs

bmw m4 cs

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