The 2022 M5 CS Is the Quickest and Most Powerful BMW Road Car Ever

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BMW is releasing an even faster, more powerful version of its brutally powerful M5 sedan, the automaker announced on Tuesday. The M5 CS has 627 hp - 10 more than the M5 Competition - and a specified 0-60 time of just 2.9 seconds. According to the company, it is the fastest and most powerful road car BMW has ever built.
Similar to the Hardcore M2 CS, the M5 CS is set to 11 and offers comfort and quality of life for ultimate distance performance. BMW says it saved 230 pounds from the M5's curb weight thanks to reduced muffling and a litany of carbon fiber reinforced plastic parts like the roof, hood, splinters, spoiler, diffuser, and mirror caps. Other changes to the outside include bonnet ventilation openings, red painted brake calipers for the standard carbon-ceramic brakes and a bronze paneling of the kidney grille, the badge and the forged 20-inch alloy wheels.
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The best changes, of course, are the updates that hide underneath. That extra 10 hp comes from a new tune of the 4.4-liter twin-turbo V-8 under the bonnet. Maximum torque stays the same at 553 lb-ft, but it's now available from 1800 to 5950 rpm - 90 rpm more than before. Like the normal M5, it transmits power to all four wheels via an eight-speed ZF automatic transmission and a Trick AWD system with three modes: 4WD, 4WD Sport and 2WD. Top speed is 190 miles per hour.
That extra thrust is supported by stiffer engine mounts, 10 percent stiffer springs, stiffer ball joint bearings, and a stiffer rear rocker bar. There's also a 0.2-inch drop in ride height and a more negative front camber. The standard adaptive dampers have been retuned for the new suspension parts as well as the free optional Pirelli P Zero Corsa tires.
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In addition to the normal selection of M5 colors, CS buyers also have two specially selected BMW Individual colors to choose from: Frozen Brands Hatch gray metallic and Frozen Deep green metallic, the latter of which can be seen in the pictures above. Inside there are carbon bucket seats at the front and two individual seats for the rear passengers (the middle seat has been painted). A map of the Nürburgring is printed on the headrests of all four seats.
Production of the BMW M5 CS 2022 is scheduled to begin in March 2021. Base price is $ 142,995 including destination, a $ 30,000 premium over the M5 competition. The company won't announce how many units have been allocated to the U.S. at this point, but says they will hit dealerships from the second half of 2021. Given the fat price and the niche segment, we bet they won there. 'There won't be many of these cars up for grabs. Better call your dealer now if you want one.
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