So, the premium German automaker is diligently preparing the hotter M5 CS for those who (always) crave for a little more. Thing is, we’ve seen the model pop un the oddest of places as of late. Earlier this week we caught the M5 CS without any camouflage... err, better said, we found parts of it dwelling in an online listing.
Now here’s the whole car, complete with camouflage on the bits that shouldn’t be common knowledge yet, doing a hot lap on the Hockenheim grand prix circuit courtesy of the German sport auto YouTube channel. Yes, the BMW M5 CS remains unreleased... so far.
At least, we get some insights before the official announcement - and we’re not talking just about the final lap time posted by sport auto test driver (and racer) Christian Gebhardt. Because sport auto is our kind of YouTube channel, they’re usually letting these hot laps roll without any audio commentary – just a few beauty shots and some technical specs shown in advance.
One of those cards is also spilling the beans on the actual power credentials for the 4.4-liter V8, signaling a power bump of 10 ps over the M5 Competition to a grand total of 635 ps (626-hp). We also noticed the torque remains the same at - 750 Nm (553 lb. ft.) - before our attention was grabbed by the new, lightweight, seats.
Moving on to the actual lap, it’s an early indicative of its place on the hot sedan leaderboard, as the 1:53:6 time is clearly not in the same league as sport auto’s best laps of the track (McLaren’s Senna takes the honor, with 1:40:8). Still, it’s out there with other four-doors, such as the recent new lap record holder in the “fastest luxury vehicle” category, the Mercedes-AMG GT 63 S 4-Door (1:52:8).