2021 BMW M5 CS previewed; 467kW confirmed, 70kg cut

December 30, 2020

BMW has sent out a teaser of its upcoming hyper-sedan called the M5 CS for the first time. The model will come in as the most hardcore M5, sitting above the Competition variant.

It’s set to follow along the same philosophy as the M3 and M4 CS, as well as the more recent M2 CS. These showcase weight reduction through special carbon fibre and other lightweight parts, as well as unique styling treats, and a variety of hardware enhancements.

For the M5 CS, the 4.4-litre twin-turbo V8 will be boosted to produce 467kW (635PS), up from the Competition’s 460kW output. In the teaser video below BMW M boss Markus Flasch confirms a diet as well, shaving 70kg. With more power and less weight, performance will no doubt improve.

The teaser video also shows some glimpses of various details, such as gold-bronze front grille surrounds, exclusive gold-bronze alloy wheels that hide carbon ceramic brakes, and “motorsport-style” yellow headlights.

Dynamic Display Ad(Long Version)

Also confirmed are the awesome carbon fibre front seats that we saw as an option on the new M3 and M4, and Flasch hints at some special seats in the back. Being a CS model, there’s a possibility that BMW will offer a rear seat delete option to save further kilograms.

A full debut will take place in January, with market entry expected later in 2021. BMW Australia is yet to confirm if the M5 CS will be offered locally, however, since the M3 and M4 CS were, we reckon it’ll be on the way.

The BMW M5 CS – First Glimpse.

We never run out of surprises here at BMW M. Have a sneak peak of what’s hiding under the cover. We wish you a happy 2021!
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BMW M5 CS: Fuel consumption in l/100 km (combined): 11.3 – 11.2. CO2 emissions in g/km (combined): 258 – 253. Further information: www.bmw.com/disclaimer.

Posted by BMW M on Monday, December 28, 2020

Brett is the editor and founder of PerformanceDrive. He's obsessed with driving, having played with Matchbox cars until he was tall enough to drive a real one. After initially working as a mechanic, Brett earned a degree in journalism and entered media as an editorial assistant at Top Gear Australia magazine. He then worked at CarAdvice. His dream is to live next door to the Nurburgring in Germany.