The BMW M3 CS Spade testing with their M4 CSL cousin has revealed their new, shared front-end design.
The M4 CSL will be released on May 20, although a release date for the M3 CS has not yet been announced.
We expect similar changes to the M3 with more performance and less weight.
Both CS and CSL share the same grill treatment, with well-spaced horizontal bars crossing the sinking double kidney.
The M3 CS, as expected, features the Y5 daytime running light à la the M5 CS. There is also a unique carbon-fiber front spoiler.
Carbon fiber will be widely used in the rest of the exterior, as well as inside the cabin, while CS will feature a more aggressive aerodynamic package than the competition.
The black-finish wheels are wrapped in Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 tires, while the CS has a gold-painted brake caliper.
Below, there is a fine garney flap over the boot lid, although the rear edge looks otherwise unchanged.
The BMW is tight around the bottom of the M3 CS’s bonnet, but it is expected to be a 3.0-liter twin-turbocharged inline six-cylinder engine with more power and torque than the regular M3.
In context, regular M4 competition generates 375kW of power and 650Nm of torque.
A Bimarpost The forum member, who claims to have compiled leaks from within BMW, wrote that the M4 CSL would reportedly produce 402kW and send power to the rear wheels via only an eight-speed automatic.
In contrast, the M3 CS will feature the same engine tune but will only come with an all-wheel drive.
Although it is rumored that M4 CSL is getting a manual counterpart called GT / H, it is not clear if a row-your-own M3 CS counterpart has been planned.
BMW today confirmed that the M3 range is getting a BMW curved display, which includes a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster and a 14.9-inch touchscreen infotainment system in one housing.
The infotainment system will run on iDrive OS8.0 which is slowly being rolled out across the BMW range like a curved dash set-up.
The range of the original 3 series in the fourth quarter of 2022 is also embracing this change.
The camouflage in the rear window shows that changes are underway for the rear of the M3’s cabin, with the rear seats more likely to be replaced with separate bucket seats at the rear instead of completely knocking.
Check out the M5 CS for an idea of what to expect in the back.
While the M3 CS is expected to be a limited-powered model, the M3 range will soon be expanded to include its first wagon.
The M3 Turing will only come with a competition-tuned engine and all-wheel drive. This has been confirmed for a local launch.
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