You understand how it opts for a contemporary M automobile: the standard one gets here, then a number of years after that comes a Competition, after which follows a CS as the absolute best (and most costly) variation it can be. See the current M2 and M5 as proof. However, it appears that all convention is being deserted for the present M4; not only was it introduced as a Competition (the non-Comp will not be used in the UK), but it also appears like BMW is preparing a CS variant already.The previous
M4 CS was an outright gem-albeit an expensive one – and, offered how well the G82 has been received, hopes will be high that any replacement validates its tradition. The telltale indications are here already: see the jutting front splitter, an M3 CSL-style swept bootlid, gold calipers representing ceramic brakes and Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 tires, where the basic cars and truck is on a Pilot Sport 4S. Through the spaces in the camo, paint that looks a dreadful lot like the San Marino Blue offered on the old CS can be seen. And are those exhausts perhaps a portion bigger than requirement? Even if not, this is plainly a more powerful M4.As for the timing, possibly this more concentrated M4-be it a CS, CSL or GTS-could be seen as an instant riposte to those who have actually
declared the Competition is rather podgy for this level of M vehicle. We’ve seen considerable weight saving procedures in M3s and M4s in the past, such as carbon seats in the E90 CRT, no rear seats at all in the F82 GTS and, obviously, the extremely rigorous measures utilized by the E46 CSL. So there’s no factor at all why comparable techniques could not be made use of here; that the M4 currently does a good job of camouflaging its weight augurs well for a lighter version.Obviously there’s no official verification from BMW yet of an M3 or M4 design above the Competition, which is no fantastic surprise. That said, according to sources acquainted with the job and understood to our spy snapper, the will be badged a CSL and is set to debut next year-certainly one way to take the thunder of a 650hp, four-cylinder C63. The best cars and truck, too, to fight with the Alfa Giulia GTA for super-saloon supremacy. We’ll keep you posted.Image credit
You know how it goes with a modern M vehicle: the standard one arrives, then a couple of years after that comes a Competition, after which follows a CS as the very best (and most expensive) version it can be. The tell-tale indications are here currently: see the jutting front splitter, an M3 CSL-style swept bootlid, gold calipers representing ceramic brakes and Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 tires, where the standard vehicle is on a Pilot Sport FOUR. We’ve seen considerable weight conserving measures in M3s and M4s in the past, such as carbon seats in the E90 CRT, no rear seats at all in the F82 GTS and, of course, the extremely stringent steps used by the E46 CSL. There’s no reason at all why similar approaches could not be used here; that the M4 already does a good job of disguising its weight augurs well for a lighter version.Obviously there’s no main verification from BMW yet of an M3 or M4 model above the Competition, which is no great surprise.