Thought the BMW M4 CSL would be better with AWD? The M4 CS will be perfect for you.
A rumor has surfaced that BMW will begin production of an all-new M4 CS in July of 2024. While typically, such rumors would need to be taken with a pinch of salt, this one comes from a Bimmerpost forum user who goes by the handle ynguldyn, who has proven time and time again to have accurate inside information, predicting the launch and price of the BMW 3.0 CSL long before anyone else caught wind of the special model.
According to ynguldyn, the M4 CS - which would be the second time the CS moniker has been applied to the M4 - will be produced for a limited time from July 2024 to June 2025. This single-year cycle would match that of the 2024 BMW M3CS, resulting in approximately a thousand-car production run.
In December last year, BMW M CEO Frank van Meel stated there was space in the M4 lineup for a model between the standard M4 and the bonkers M4 CSL. That was prior to the reveal of the new M3 CS, and we subsequently saw mules for both of these cars strutting their stuff around the Nurburgring.
Thanks to this year's reveal of the M3 CS, we know what to expect from the M4 bearing the same suffix.
Under the hood will lie a familiar turbocharged inline-six with a 3.0-liter displacement producing 543 horsepower and 479 lb-ft of torque, mimicking the M4 CSL's outputs. But instead of being a hardcore track-focused machine with rear-wheel drive, the CS will have less of a focus on weight savings and, to that end, feature M xDrive for all-wheel traction.
We can expect many of the M3 CS's styling traits to be carried over, too, including a CSL-style grille and the special hood with its exposed carbon-fiber hood stripes. A carbon roof, front splitter, air intakes, wing mirrors, diffuser, trunk lid, and trunk spoiler will also feature, with more of the stuff used inside for the bucket seats and trim elements. Naturally, Alcantara will be the flavor of the day for the steering wheel and key touchpoints.
There will, however, be one major difference from the M3 CS - aside from the obvious lack of rear doors - with ynguldyn claiming the M4 CS won't get the same upgraded headlights with laser light technology.
With production starting in July 2024, we expect a reveal to take place sometime early in the new year.
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