BMW has created the most powerful model in its M3 sports range, the M3 CS. The German manufacturer has called the newest addition to the fleet “the most powerful and dynamic car in the M3 Series ever.” It is both aesthetically pleasing and high performing, as well as being a practical four-door to impress those who admire a saloon sports car. But, when is this BMW M3 CS released and how much will it cost?

When is the BMW M3 CS release date?

The BMW M3 CS made its world premiere at the LA Auto Show, 2017. It is a limited range and only 100 are coming across to the UK, which became available to order at the start of the year. But, there isn't long to wait now to see this high-performance sedan on our roads; they are due to be delivered in May 2018.

The new BMW M3 CS will be released in May 2018 and will be priced from £84,400

What is the BMW M3 CS price?

The BMW M3 CS's standard specification comes with an array of impressive features and is priced at approximately £84,400, £25,000 more expensive than the M3 Competition Pack. For that reason, the M3 CS may not be ideal for those who are on a tight budget, but if the price tag is not an issue, it could be the ideal opportunity to upgrade your BMW.

But, the questions is, will the new CS version be worth the extra money? Take a look at the features and decide for yourself.

What features does the BMW M3 CS have?

Performs on the road and track – Combines features from the M range including M Drive, seven-speed M double-clutch transmission, Adaptive M suspension and an M Servotronic power that can switch between Comfort, Sport and Sport Plus mode for agility and steering precision.

Lightweight construction – The M3 CS is partly constructed with a Carbon Fibre Reinforced Plastic (CFRP) making the car much lighter than the already lightweight original M3 saloon. This includes the bonnet being 25% lighter and the centre console weighing 30% less.

Plush interior – The seats and steering wheel are covered with an exclusive BMW Individual full leather for a soft to the touch comfort.

Advanced technical features – Complete with the Hardman Kardon surround-sound system for a 360° music experience, an 8.8-inch Control Display which can show the BMW M Laptimer App and the manufacturer's own Professional Navigation System.

The new BMW M3 CS saloon is faster and more powerful than the original M3

How fast is the BMW M3 CS?

Other than a luxury style, inside and out, with premium fabrics and a precise driving performance, the BMW M3 CS boasts power and speed, making for an impressive sports car. The new BMW is built with an M TwinPower Turbo 3-litre inline 6-cylinder petrol engine with 454bhp. The M3 CS can reach 0-62mph in just 3.9 seconds, 0.3 seconds faster than the M3 Competition Pack. It can also accelerate to an impressive 174mph for some great fun on the track.

BMW M3 CS reviews

Some critics question the point of the BMW M3 CS, it's a lot more expensive than the original M3 model, with little difference in the performance. So, is the car's rarity and exclusive badge worth an extra £25,000? Some seem to think so.

However, others are really excited about this limited edition. Top Gear begins their review of the car with this: “We've had the BMW M4 CS and now, with some inevitability, it's the M3 CS. Wonderful inevitability, though. There's always something cooler about a sports saloon with four doors rather than two.”

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