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2024 BMW M3 CS Sheds Weight, Gains More Power

bmw-m3-cs-2024-01-exterior-front-angle-oem 2024 BMW M3 CS | Manufacturer image

Since the 2018 model year, BMW’s M3 CS luxury sports sedan has been known for being a potent track weapon, equipped with the best performance technology BMW has to offer and lowered curb weight for improved dynamics. The German automaker has just revealed the 2024 M3 CS, which will be produced in limited numbers.

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Lighter Weight, New Styling

The 2024 M3 CS’s exterior styling is largely the same as the other 3 Series models’. However, BMW has chosen to make extensive use of carbon-fiber-reinforced plastic to shed as much weight as possible; the roof, hood, front splitter, front air intakes, mirror caps, rear diffuser and rear spoiler are all made of the lightweight material. The interior of the M3 CS also sees splashes of CFRP on the shift paddles, center console and interior trim. Along with the standard M Carbon sport bucket seats, BMW was able to shed 75 pounds of excess weight when compared to the M3 Competition xDrive variant.

In addition to the weight savings, model-exclusive styling touches make the 2024 M3 CS stand out from the crowd. An optional Individual Frozen Solid White metallic paint is unique to the model, as are the exposed carbon-fiber exterior surfaces.

Upgraded Performance

The 2024 M3 CS comes with an upgraded version of the twin-turbocharged 3.0-liter inline-six engine that now makes 543 horsepower (a gain of 40 hp over the M3 Competition) and 479 pounds-feet of torque. BMW claims the bulk of this performance boost came from raising the boost pressure in the turbochargers and changes to the engine management system. An eight-speed automatic is the sole transmission, and all-wheel drive is standard. BMW says this combination paired with the standard M Driver’s Package enables the 2024 M3 CS to make the 0-60 mph sprint in 3.2 seconds and have a top speed of 188 mph.

Pricing and Release Date

The 2024 BMW M3 CS will be making its way to dealerships later this year, with production starting in March. BMW says the M3 CS will be a limited-production model but didn’t specify how many units will be built in total. Pricing will start at $119,695, which includes a $995 destination charge.

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