BMW unveiled their latest creation which was originally set to make its debut at the 2017 Los Angeles Auto Show. It’s called the M3 CS – a carbon fiber-covered track-ready monster that can also be used as a daily car.
Built by the German manufacturer’s motorsports arm, BMW M GmbH, the M3 CS is said to be around 50 kg lighter than the standard variant. The weight reduction was made possible by carbon fiber-reinforced plastic (CFRP) panels. The CFRP is integrated in the vehicle’s hood, roof, "Gurney Flap," and rear diffuser. In addition, the M3 CS has lightweight 20-inch wheels designed by BMW M GmbH engineers.
Aside from shedding some weight, the M3 CS has an M TwinPower Turbo engine that can tap 453 hp and 601 Nm of torque. Now, that’s an additional 28 hp and 50 Nm of torque as compared to the standard version. The M3 CS also comes with a variety of technology tuned by BMW M GmbH to help provide better driving dynamics. Its Adaptive M Suspension allows the driver to choose between 3 modes that adjust the damper settings – Comfort, Sport, and Sport+.
Inside, the driver and front passenger will sit on specially-designed lightweight M sports seats covered in leather. It also comes with an M sports steering wheel highlighted by a 12 o’clock marker usually seen in track cars.
Despite being created by BMW M GmbH to be as track-ready as possible, they didn’t skip out on the luxury side the German brand is known for. The M3 CS will be loaded with comfort features such as automatic climate control, Harman Kardon surround sound system, and the BMW Navigation system Professional, among others.
The BMW M3 CS will only have 1,200 units produced and sold worldwide. It will make its 1st official public appearance at the 2017 Los Angeles Auto Show later this month.
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