BMW is set to enrich its M car line-up with the launch of the M3 CS. Based on the multi-award winning M3 Coupé, the M3 CS, available to order now in the UK, adds key performance ingredients from 2003’s exclusive M3 CSL. The result? An even more focused M3. And, at £43,555 on-the-road (a price premium of just £2,400 more than a BMW M3 Coupé), the CS will appeal to those M3 customers looking for that extra sparkle without compromising the exclusivity of M3 CSL ownership.
The M3 CS Coupé features performance-oriented CSL specification. It adds that car’s 18-inch disc brakes, a more direct steering rack (14.5 ratio rather than the 15.4 of the M3) and M Track Mode, the steering wheel activated system that increases DSC thresholds.
Styling additions will also set the car apart from a ‘standard’ M3. These include, ‘M3 CSL Design’ 19-inch light alloy wheels, steering wheel, hand brake lever and (optional) SMG gearstick clothed in Alcantara, exclusive ‘Alu Tec’ interior trim, and exclusive ‘Interlagos Blue’ paintwork (all M3 exterior colours are available).
All other technical and equipment specifications are as per the ‘standard’ M3 and the M3 CS is not being introduced as a limited edition. Whilst the M3 CS adds new desirability to an ‘old’ favourite, the new boys on the block, the M5 and M6, continue to make the news.Published 26 April 2005