It looks mean.
The BMW M3 is a legendary performance sedan that has gripped the imagination of teenage boys, and the wallets of young stockbrokers for decades. This Autobahn bomber is now in its sixth generation after making its official debut in September along with its sibling the BMW M4. Naturally, the new M3 improves on the previous generation car in almost every aspect, including power, handling capability, and for the first time ever it also features all-wheel drive. The M3 currently represents the pinnacle in the 3 Series range, but spy pics of the upcoming M3 CS hints at an even wilder version coming in the near future. Now a photoshop design gives us a better look at what the competition model could look like without all the camouflage.
It's a well-known fact that CS versions offer more power thanks to some choice software updates, and handle the corners with more poise due to some extensive work to the chassis and suspension setup. The look of CS models has also differed from standard M cars, and the upcoming model is sure to arrive with some serious muscle. In the rendered image we can see some yellow corona rings in the headlights. The side profile features similar bronze wheels as found on the race-ready M4 GTS. At the rear things look more or less the same, but a rear lip spoiler adds some aggression. The hood also shows off some mean-looking hood vents. All in all, it's a tasteful take on what the CS could look like.
As with previous models the CS should see a more track/race orientated interior flush with Alcantara and carbon fiber. The standard M3 will be powered by an updated version of the S58 twin-turbo 3.0-liter inline-six producing 473 horsepower at 6,250 rpm and 406 lb-ft of torque between 2,650 and 6,130 rpm, while the CS will see a power bump up to 503 hp. Expect a zero to sixty time in the high three-second range, and a top speed of around 180 mph. Production of the CS is only expected to start sometime in 2021 in limited numbers.