BMW M4 CS: a powerful package

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Auto & Entertainment

Friday, February 02, 2018

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Elite car enthusiasts got a first look at the 2018 BMW M4 CS at a private reveal held on the Sky Deck of the newly constructed, state-of-the-art ATL Autobahn on Lady Musgrave Road in St Andrew last Friday.

ATL Autobahn is the division of ATL Automotive responsible for the BMW and MINI brands.

The guest list comprised ATL Autobahn's high-networth clients and current M4 owners.

“We're here to reveal a special car; a car that is one of 1,000 to be produced this year. One that we're fortunate to have… Jamaica is the first to have it,” Sloane Jackson, head of business for BMW and MINI, told the elite gathering.

“This is most powerful road-going M4 that you can buy right now… This particular car is significantly more powerful than the current M4; significantly more torque and they've made it lighter by adding more carbon fibre throughout the entire car, and removing things like door handles,” he continued.

BMW M (for Motorsport) was initially created to facilitate BMW's racing programme, which was very successful in the 1960s and 1970s. As time passed, the BMW M began to supplement BMW's vehicles portfolio with specially modified, higher-trim models, for which they are now most known by the general public. These M-badged cars traditionally include modified engines, transmissions, suspensions, interior trims, aerodynamics, and exterior modifications to set them apart from their counterparts. All M models are tested and tuned at BMW's private facility at the Nürburgring racing circuit in Germany.

Inside, the lightweight BMW M4 CS seats are made of Alcantara leather upholstery, while the fabric door pulls replace conventional door handles. The CS boasts composite inner door panels. As expected, the dash features an embossed CS emblem, so your passengers will have no doubt about which M4 they're cruising in.

The 2018 BMW M4 CS offers a driving experience worthy of the M badge. Its 460 hp twin-turbo 3.0-litre I-6 engine produces 443 lb-ft of torque. It jets from 0 to 100 kph in 3.9 seconds. With its seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission.

“It's not limited to top speed so it can go all the way up to 280 kph and still gives you 27 miles per gallon… It is wider than the original M4; it has a wider track than the original M4. It has mixed-series tyres, 19” at the front, 20” at the back and it's a true CS. It's faster and fun to drive,” Jackson told the Jamaica Observer's weekly Auto magazine.

And who is it for?

“It's for the executive who wants more. It's for that customer who has driven a powerful car in their life — once or twice — and wants a more powerful version of that car,” Jackson said.

The BMW M4 CS can be yours for $29 million.


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