The BMW M5 sedan will gain an even hotter CS — or Competition Sport — variant next year. The German automaker teased the new M5 CS on the M division’s official Instagram page earlier this week, though the post has since been removed. Thankfully, our pals at Autoblog managed to grab a few screenshots and gave us the green light to publish the one you see above.
The M5 CS will follow the same ethos of BMW’s other CS models, like the . That means it’ll have more power, less weight and a few unique aerodynamic enhancements.
On the power front, the M5’s 4.4-liter twin-turbo V8 will get a small increase, but exactly how much is unclear. Autoblog says the M5 CS will have 635 horsepower, but a similar report from Car and Driver suggests an output of 626 hp. Either way, these are small increases over the 617-hp M5 Competition, and the engine’s torque figure is expected to remain unchanged, at 553 pound-feet.
More importantly, the CS will drop a bunch of weight compared to the standard M5. Thanks to a carbon fiber hood and carbon fiber bucket seats (from), the M5 CS should drop 154 pounds.
Finally, the M5 CS will ride on a new set of Pirelli P Zero Corsa tires, with 275/35-series rubber up front and 285/35s at the rear. Carbon ceramic brakes will be standard, and you’ll be able to get gold-painted forged wheels, just like the ones on the M2 CS. Thank god.
Much like the M2 CS, the M5 CS will likely have a hefty price premium. Thestarts at $112,095 including $995 for destination, so our best guess says the M5 CS should start somewhere in the $135,000 to $140,000 range. We’ll know more when the M5 CS debuts in early 2021.