BMW M4 CS verdict and specs

The new BMW M4 CS (or Competition Sport) sits between the regular M4 and the h...

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Matt Saunders
29 May 2016

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.

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Rated 4 out of 5

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Alfa Romeo Quadrifoglio

Mercedes C63 S


Engine size 3.0 turbo petrol

Price £89,130

Power 454bhp

Torque 442lb ft

0-62mph 3.9sec

Top speed 174mph

Gov't economy (official combined) 33.6mpg

CO2/BIK band 197g/km/37%

Insurance group  tbc

Airbags 6

Doors 2

Seats 5

On sale July 2017