It's going to be a monster.
The BMW M5 is certainly worthy of the super sedan description, and thanks to a recent facelift, we want one more than ever. However, as brilliant as the M5 is, it's approaching the end of its life cycle. While we look forward to the new one in a couple of years with insane power figures, BMW is keeping us interested with a new CS variant that is coming soon. We've spotted it on the Nurburgring a few times already, but it now seems that the M5 CS wasn't just testing and a new lap record could be in the cards. Why? Have a look at the interior, and you'll see an obvious clue.
The headrests of the stunning bucket seats in the new model feature a shadowy outline of the Nurburgring's Nordschleife, something that a regular visitor to the Ring like BMW wouldn't do unless there was a proper meaning behind it. Another nice detail in this cabin is the Alcantara-clad steering wheel with its center marker. The video comes courtesy of Sport Auto, who reveals that the pre-production model it got to take for a drive is seriously capable on the track. It achieved a time at the Hockenheim ring of just 1:53.6, just a touch below that of the Porsche 911 Carrera S. This bodes well for the super sedan, but what of power output?
While we've had no official confirmation that the M5 CS will generate more power than the M5 Competition (617 horsepower), Auto Sport claims that the M5 CS has 626 hp and the same amount of torque as other M5s with 553 lb-ft. If there is indeed a record to be set by the M5 CS, it would be a great response to BMW's neighbors at AMG, who have just set a record of their own in the AMG GT 63 S. Either way, we can't wait for the reveal. Fortunately, we shouldn't have much longer to wait as production is slated to begin in March 2021.