The 2022 BMW M5 CS arrives as not only the quickest M5 ever, but the fastest and most powerful production BMW yet. A combination of several weight-saving measures and even more power from the 4.4-liter twin-turbocharged V8 engine transforms this into a four-door sedan virtually without equal. Producing 627 horsepower and 553 lb-ft of torque, the M5 CS can reach 60 mph in a mere 2.9 seconds and a top speed of 190 mph. An eight-speed automatic gearbox is standard.
Carbon fiber reinforced plastic (CFRP) has been used for the roof, hood, wing mirrors, and other elements to save over 220 pounds of weight relative to the M5 Competition. These CFRP elements combine with 20-inch light-alloy wheels, a unique yellow hue for the daytime running lights, and a Gold Bronze finish for the grille surround to distinguish the CS from lesser M5s.
Beneath the skin, there have been numerous upgrades. As with other M5s, BMW has employed the services of its xDrive all-wheel-drive system. The CS also receives firmer springs, a lower ride height, and stiffer engine mounts for exceptional handling characteristics. A Track mode optimizes the sedan for conditions on a race track.
Inside, the M5 CS seats just four occupants, with individual seats for those at the back separated by a shallow center storage area. A mix of leather and Alcantara dominates, while CS insignia can be found dotted around the comfortable cabin. Intended to be produced only for the 2022 model year, the M5 CS will cost $142,000 before a $995 destination charge. It arrives in the US in summer 2021.