Currently, the BMW M3 and M4 range is rather versatile with automatic, manual, rear-wheel and all-wheel drive variations currently on offer. The Bavarian manufacturer is already working on expanding this even further with a new BMW M3 and M4 CS moniker which could feature more power and a lower overall mass.
Sourcing information from an unnamed insider, BMW Blog reports that the upcoming BMW M3 and M4 CS models are already under development. This is to be expected as BMW M confirmed that the Clubsport moniker would be used more frequently as the outgoing M2 CS and current M5 CS suggest.
While details are scarce, the report suggests that next generation BMW M3 and M4 CS will reduce overall mass wherever they can. As a result, it’s possible that they will be made available exclusively in rear-wheel drive. Confirmation on an automatic or manual transmission is not available. In an attempt to lower mass, it’s expected that a number of carbon fibre parts among other spec changes will be implemented into the design.
It’s understood that the BMW M3 and M4 CS will also sport an uprated state-of-tune for the S58 twin-turbocharged 3,0-litre straight-six mill. Currently, the Competition delivers 375 kW. This figure could be raised by anywhere between seven and 14 kW. For improved dynamics, it’s possible that the suspension will be fine-tuned as well. Like Clubsport models before it, expect the M3 and M4 CS to have a limited production run.
This rumour follows a report from the same publication which suggests that a flagship M4 CSL has been penned in for 2022. This exclusive model aims to emulate the same racecar-inspired persona that the previous generation M4 GTS and DTM Champion Edition did.
That means there would likely be items such as a towering rear wing, a more prominent front lip, track-focused suspension, bespoke wheels, various weight-saving measures and perhaps even a roll cage in place of the rear seats.
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