Official: BMW M5 CS Coming Next Month With Gold Wheels

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The wait is almost over.

It's been over a year since BMW mistakenly forgot to cover up badges on the upcoming M5 CS and more than two years since this hardcore variant was first spotted testing on the Nurburgring. There are tons of rumors surrounding the upcoming 2022 BMW M5 CS, but the Bavarian automaker is finally ready to share some details, including the reveal date. BMW M CEO Markus Flasch appeared on an Instagram story to tease the M5 CS and give us some juicy information about the car.

"We didn't want to close 2020 with lousy New Year's resolutions," Flasch joked in the video. "We wanted to show you a car - or at least tease a car - that we will disclose in January of next year." Hear that, BMW enthusiasts? The M5 CS is coming next month.

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BMW M/Instagram
BMW M/Instagram

Flasch also provided more details about the car that were previously only rumored. "We took an M5 CS... 635 horsepower, took out 70 [kilograms], carbon bucket seats from the M3 and M4, and this car is a true four-seater, so you can expect something in the rear," he hinted.

For reference, the M5 Competition produces 617 hp from its 4.4-liter twin-turbo V8 and the 635-hp figure that Flasch provided beats the rumors that predicted a 625-hp output.

Though this teaser doesn't show them, Flasch hints at the carbon bucket seats that were shown in another video. Those seats feature the outline of the Nurburgring Nordschleife on the headrests, possibly hinting that the M5 CS has set a new lap record there.

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After providing those juicy details, Flasch proceeds to peel away the cover, revealing more details about the M5 CS. He first shows that the grille will be finished in gold bronze, a signature color that also graces the M2 CS. The forged aluminum wheels match the gold bronze grille and include CS-exclusive carbon-ceramic brakes with red calipers. Finally, the M5 CS uses motorsport-style yellow headlights, like the ones seen on the M8 Gran Coupe First Edition.

The 2022 BMW M5 CS arrives next month and should sport a price tag well above the M5 Competition, which starts at $111,100.

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