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BMW M3 CS (F80) 2017-2018

Segment: Medium
Production years: 2017, 2018

Almost three decades after introducing the E30 M3 Evolution, BMW launched a special version for the F80 M3: the M3 CS.

BMW had a long history of making light, agile cars derived from the M3. It all started in 1988 with the M3 Evolution and continued with the M3-CSL, CRT, or the GTR. In 2017, the German carmaker introduced a new special version of the M3: the CS. It was lighter, with better weight distribution and more power than the regular version. On top of that, it moved the speed limiter from 155 mph (250 kph) to 174 mph (280 kph).

Both the hood and the roof were made out of carbon-fiber-reinforced plastic (CFRP), which shaved 10 kg (22 lbs) from the vehicle's weight. On the trunk's rear edge, BMW added a different carbon-fiber lip-spoiler than on the regular M3. The apron featured a three-section air intake. Its big, 19" light-alloy wheels at the front were complemented by a set of 22" rims at the back. Under the rear bumper, the carmaker installed a diffuser and four exhaust pipes.

Inside, BMW didn't forget that its customers had to pay a six-figure price and created a sporty yet luxurious interior. The carmaker installed a two-tone leather upholstery adorned with Alcantara on the center console and door cards. Another significant standard feature was the infotainment unit and the Harman Kardon sound system Professional.

With a lowered, stiffened suspension and a 460 hp under the hood, the M3 CS was clearly faster than a regular M3. The engine sent its power to the rear wheels via a seven-speed (dual-clutch) automatic transmission and was quicker by 0.4 seconds than a regular M3.

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BMW M3 CS (F80) 2017, 2018
  1 gasoline engine
  • 3.0 7AT (460 HP)
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BMW M3 CS (F80) 3.0 7AT (460 HP)

ENGINE SPECS  –  3.0 7AT (460 HP)
Cylinders
L6
Displacement
2979 cm3
Power
338.3 KW @ 6250 RPM
460 HP @ 6250 RPM
454 BHP @ 6250 RPM
Torque
443 lb-ft @ 4000-5380 RPM
600 Nm @ 4000-5380 RPM
Fuel System
Turbocharged Direct Injection
Fuel
Gasoline
PERFORMANCE SPECS
Top Speed
174 mph (280 km/h)
Acceleration 0-62 Mph (0-100 kph)
3.9 s
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type
Rear Wheel Drive
Gearbox
7-speed automatic
BRAKES SPECS
Front
Ventilated Discs
Rear
Ventilated Discs
TIRES SPECS
Tire Size
265/35 ZR19 98Y XL TL || 285/30 ZR20 99Y XL TL
DIMENSIONS
Length
183.9 in (4671 mm)
Width
73.9 in (1877 mm)
Height
56.3 in (1430 mm)
Wheelbase
110.7 in (2812 mm)
Cargo Volume
17 cuFT (481 L)
WEIGHT SPECS
Unladen Weight
3660 lbs (1660 kg)
Gross Weight Limit
4630 lbs (2100 kg)
FUEL ECONOMY (NEDC)
City
21.2 mpg US (11.1 L/100Km)
Highway
35.1 mpg US (6.7 L/100Km)
Combined
28.3 mpg US (8.3 L/100Km)
CO2 Emissions
194 g/km
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