For reasons that aren’t entirely clear, the new BMW M4 Competition Sport is only available in Spain. And just 60 will be built.
The M4 CS is a halfway house between the standard car and the hardcore M4 GTS. The 3.0-litre twin-turbo straight-six engine’s wick has been turned up to 444bhp, which drops the 0-62mph time to four seconds dead, while the speed limiter is raised to 174mph.
By comparison, the GTS has 493bhp, takes 3.8secs to reach 62mph and runs on to 190mph.
Adaptive ‘M system’ suspension, carbon ceramic brakes, 20in wheels and a seven-speed dual-clutch gearbox come as standard. The bodywork features a big front splitter, rear diffuser, side skirts and rear spoiler, all rendered in CFRP, as are the door mirrors. Inside, there’s more CFRP trim, very nice bucket seats and a numbered plaque.
There’s a fair few options thrown in too, including upgraded infotainment and a head-up display, as you’d hope for the rather steep asking price of €132,900 (£104,700).
The last BMW to wear the CS badge was the E46 M3 CS, a slightly softened CSL that many regard as the best M3 of that generation. This M4 CS might also be the sweet spot of its generation. But only the Spanish will know for sure.
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By Only Motors