NEW BMW M5 CS SETS RECORD FOR SPEED AND POWER
BMW is setting record one by one
The M5 CS uses the same twin-turbo 4.4-liter V8 as the rest of the M5 range. Here, this engine produces 627 horsepower, an increase of 10 HP over the M5 Competition. Torque output is unchanged at 553 pound-feet, and that power gets to the wheels through an eight-speed automatic transmission. BMW says the M5 CS can accelerate to 60 mph in 2.9 seconds -- there's that quickest-ever spec -- though that's only 0.2 seconds off the Competition's 3.1-second time. The CS gets a revised exhaust with stainless steel tips, so it should sound pretty sweet under full acceleration assault, too.
New M5 CS got the same has an active all-wheel-drive system as M5 Competition has, with torque vectoring between the front and rear axles.
The M5 CS also looks unique and, if you ask me, more beautiful. Outside, there is a specific color scheme: The kidney grilles and badges are executed in gold bronze (same for the wheels); new colors (frozen deep green and frozen Brands Hatch gray) are available; and the headlight surrounds emit yellow instead of white light, a nod to BMW's race cars. The four exhaust pipes, designed to deliver a louder soundtrack, are made from stainless steel.
Further changes inside include carbon shift paddles, an Alcantara headliner, CS badges on the dashboard and between the rear seats, a Nürburgring silhouette on the headrests, and an Alcantara steering wheel with a mark at the top so you know the steering wheel position on the track.