The 626hp M5 CS is BMW’s most powerful production M car yet

And yep, it’s wearing neon eyeliner
by Greg Potts | Jan 27, 2021
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The fastest and most powerful BMW M production car ever. Given what’s in the back catalog, that is quite the statement.

But then the new BMW M5 CS looks and sounds like quite the super sedan. Following on from the hard-core M3, M4, and M2 CS models, the newest member of the line gets a 10hp bump over the M5 Competition (which we’ve reviewed—check it out here) thanks to slight adjustments to its 4.4-liter twin-turbo V8.

BMW M5 CS - On the road, angled rear view

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The result is a monumental 626hp and 749Nm of torque delivered to all four wheels (or just the rears when you’re feeling brave) through the M5’s standard eight-speed Steptronic auto gearbox. The 0-100kph sprint is dispatched in 3sec—just a tenth off a McLaren 675LT and 0.3sec quicker than the M5 Comp—while 0-200kph takes 10.4sec. Top speed is electronically limited to 304kph. Should be plenty, yeah?

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BMW has shaved 70kg from the standard Competition, too, with the biggest savings coming from CFRP exterior panels and the carbon-fiber bucket seats in each corner of the cabin. Yep, it’s a strict four-seater.

BMW M5 CS - Backseats

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Want to get properly nerdy? The CS gets a 7mm drop in ride height, retuned bearing springs, bespoke engine mounts, a track-ready oil supply, and dampers from the M8 Gran Coupe. BMW says these allow for improved “on-the-limit” handling. That’s what we like to hear. Oh, and carbon0-ceramic brakes are standard fit, although so they should be with prices starting at £140,780 (P9.29 million).

The car also gets the gold accents the and 20-inch gold wheels you see here, and if there’s any justice in the world, then all will be spec’d in this glorious green paint. The L-shaped lights now get a yellow tint, too, which activates whenever the high or low beam is on.

BMW M5 CS - On the road, front view

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First deliveries will take place around the second quarter of this year. Hey, maybe BMW does know what the people want, after all? Anyway, more photos for you to enjoy below.

Photos of the BMW M5 CS

BMW M5 CS - Front View

BMW M5 CS - Profile

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BMW M5 CS - Rear View

BMW M5 CS - Rear Angled View

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BMW M5 CS - Front Angled View

BMW M5 CS - Head Lamp Close Up

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BMW M5 CS - Side Mirror

BMW M5 CS - Front Profile

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BMW M5 CS - Engine

BMW M5 CS - Interior, passenger's seat and driver's seat

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BMW M5 CS - Dashboard Wide Angled View

BMW M5 CS - Gear Stick

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BMW M5 CS - On the road, rear view

BMW M5 CS - Angled Front View

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BMW M5 CS - Front Angled View

NOTE: This article first appeared on TopGear.com. Minor edits have been made.

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