More power and less weight have always been a winning recipe for engineering a keen driver's car and the M5 CS is proof of this. It produces 627 hp and the 553 lb-ft of torque is spread over a wider range than in the normal M5. As a result, it'll shoot to 60 mph in a mere 2.9 seconds. It also receives unique chassis tuning and the xDrive system retains its 2WD mode.
The exterior of the M5 CS is enhanced with Gold Bronze detailing around the grille, 20-inch wheels in the same color, a carbon roof, and adaptive LED headlights. Inside, there is seating for four and all occupants get sporty bucket seats. Standard features include 10-way power front seats, a 16-speaker Harman Kardon sound system, a 12.3-inch touchscreen, remote start, and lane departure warning.
In the USA, the BMW M5 CS has a price of $142,000. This MSRP excludes a destination charge of $995. That's quite a bit more than the base M5, which starts at $103,500 before adding the $7,600 Competition package. Also more affordable is the Mercedes-AMG E63 S - as a 2021 model, it starts at $107,500.
Unlike the regular M5, the M5 CS has fewer options as it already includes the M Driver's Package and Competition Package as standard equipment. Besides the paint, you can also choose from gold-painted brake calipers and the no-cost option of Pirelli P Zero Corsa tires. Basically, the M5 CS is set up perfectly straight from the factory and doesn't require any tinkering to make it a magical sports sedan.
There are no other trims or configurations so you should probably buy the first M5 CS you can get your hands on, before production ceases. We'll have ours in Frozen Brands Hatch Grey metallic with the Pirelli tires.