BMW M4 CS verdict and specs
The new BMW M4 CS (or Competition Sport) sits between the regular M4 and the hardcore GTS. But is it the sweet spot in the M4 sports coupé range or just plain compromised?...
Should I buy one?
The new CS feels more like a perfected M4 than a radically altered one. It has sharper handling, sounds better, goes harder and still works very well on the road. But it feels familiar – and in that respect it’s probably closer to a ‘Competition Package Plus’ than a mini-GTS.
This isn't a bad thing, as far as we're concerned, because it means the CS is far more usable than the GTS, not requiring a ready supply of distilled water and a garage with a hydraulic lift for you to get the best out of it. What's disappointing is that it costs a whopping £28,000 more than the regular M4, even if it looks like a bargain next to the £120,000 GTS.
What Car? says...
Rated 4 out of 5
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BMW M4 CS
Engine size 3.0 turbo petrol
Torque 442lb ft
Top speed 174mph
Gov't economy (official combined) 33.6mpg