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So far, BMW has been industriously churning out CS versions of the M2, M3, and M4. Which means a CS-badged BMW M5 was always on the cards. Well, what we all could suspect finally happened and the 2022 BMW M5 CS is here as the fastest and most powerful car ever built by BMW M.

The BMW M5 CS Is Enriched With Carbon Fiber And It's As Fast As a Supercar Drivetrain
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Since we brought power into discussion, let’s have a look under the hood.

BMW M’s 4.4-liter V-8 was further tweaked to produce 627 horsepower at 6,000 rpm and 553 pound-feet of torque between 1,800 and 5,950 rpm.

That’s 27 horsepower more than the regular M5 and 10 horsepower more than the M5 Competition, while torque stays unchanged. Oh, and the V-8 redlines at 7,200 rpm and features liquid-to-air intercooling for its two turbos and a two-pump oil system.

The BMW M5 CS Is Enriched With Carbon Fiber And It's As Fast As a Supercar Drivetrain
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With this sort of firepower, the M5 CS is good for a 0-60 mph sprint time of 2.9 seconds, which is well into supercar territory and 0.2 seconds quicker than the M5 Competition – not that you’ll be able to tell the difference. A top speed of 190 mph can be unlocked with the M Driver’s Package.

Yet the M5 CS isn’t all about sheer grunt. BMW tells us that the CS is actually 230 pounds lighter than the M5 Competition and for the first time, it features M carbon front seats and two individual rear bucket seats. Goodbye kidney stones for your friends in the back, then.

The BMW M5 CS Is Enriched With Carbon Fiber And It's As Fast As a Supercar Exterior
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Without going into specifics, the carmaker mentions that besides its CFRP roof (something you can find in every BMW M5), the CS doubles down on carbon fiber in areas such as the hood and its vents, front splitter, mirror caps, rear diffuser, and rear spoiler. The engine cover is also made of CFRP, with extra weight savings being “achieved through a reduction in soundproofing.”

What’s more, the eight-speed M Steptronic transmission contributes heftily to the CS’ aplomb, as it’s the case with the M xDrive all-wheel-drive setup and Active M Differential.

The BMW M5 CS Is Enriched With Carbon Fiber And It's As Fast As a Supercar Exterior
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At the same time, stopping power comes from M carbon-ceramic brakes with six-piston calipers in the front and single-piston ones in the rear. The braking setup also cuts down weight by 51 pounds compared to the M5 Competition.

If you’re really into figures, also know that the M5 CS has stiffer engine mounts, 10-percent firmer springs and sits 0.2 inches lower to the ground compared to the regular M5 sedan. Grip comes from a set of Pirelli P Zero Corsa tires (available as a no-cost option).

The BMW M5 CS Is Enriched With Carbon Fiber And It's As Fast As a Supercar Exterior
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BMW says that the new M5 CS will only be offered for the 2022 model year. It’s also expected to land on U.S. soil around the second half of 2021 with a MSRP of $142,000.

2021 BMW M5 CS specifications
Engine 4.4-liter V-8
Bore x Stroke 89.0 x 88.3
Displacement 4,395
Compression rate 10.0
Engine power 627 @ 6,000 rpm
Engine torque 553 @ 1,800 – 5,950 rpm
0-60 mph 2.9 econds
Top Speed 190 mph
Tudor Rus
Tudor Rus
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Tudor’s first encounter with cars took place when he was only a child. Back then, his father brought home a Trabant 601 Kombi and a few years later, a Wartburg 353. At that time, he was too young to know how they worked and way too young to drive them, but he could see one thing – each of them had a different ethos and their own unique personality. As time went on, he started seeing that in other cars as well, and his love for the automobile was born.  Read full bio
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