BMW M5 CS: Crazy Speed, Mind Blowing M Car! Full Review

Ajouté le 27 oct. 2021


Behold the most powerful M car ever made, the M5 CS is an eye watering £140k new, but promises to be the most dynamic M Saloon ever. Sitting at 635BHP and 750nm, the 0-60 is even lower than the competition at 3.0, which as you’ll see is a conservative estimate (oh and 0-200 is just 10.4 seconds.)

It’s the latest limited edition M5 in a long history of limited M5’s in the past. When we did the history of the M5, you’ll recall it’s predecessor the M535i. Back then racing was all the rage in South Africa, so BMW SA with the help of #BMWM and AC Schnitzer made a Motorsport Limited Edition 530 MLE, with thinner lighter panels, unique wheels and design, all years before the M1! You could call it the first true M car.

E34 saw an interesting one too. With an edition made by an F1 driver called the Winkelhock edition. He stripped the weight with a smaller fuel tank, stripped sound insulation, lighter battery and less luxury items inside, it also had wider rear tyres and recaros inside! Some similar thinking to our car today. E60 saw a one off M5 CSL that was never sold. 110 pounds lighter with a carbon roof, more power at 580BHP from a bigger 5.5 engine, and a Nurburgring lap of 7.50!

More recent times saw the M5 30 Jahre edition: the then most powerful bmw, with 600BHP, only 300 made. But apart from some unique design touches, that was it!

Our Frozen Deep Green metallic car bring parts from all of the past cars into one mega M5. It’s 70KG lighter thanks to use of Carbon with an all new bonnet made of CFRP, and has air vents with exposed carbon fibre. Carbon front splitter and mirror caps come from the #BMW M8, and the rear spoiler and diffuser are also carbon. The intake silencer and engine cover are also carbon. We have a lot of sound insulation and other elements removed so all of this contributes to a reduction of 70kg vs the standard car.

The M Carbon ceramic brakes are 23kg lighter than the M Compound brakes, and are in a unique red finish. The CS rides as standard on Pirelli P Zero Corsa track tyres measuring 275/35 R 20 at the front and 285/35 R 20 at the rear.

The suspension is shared with the new Competition, meaning new dampers from the M8, but retuned and honed to account for the lighter car. The bearing springs at the front and rear axle are retuned and damper control refined for the lower weight and the tyres’ increased performance.

And finally, we have bespoke engine mounts with a spring rating of 900N/mm, giving us rigidity and rapid engine response.

The coolest bit is the design, with the motorsport inspired yellow lights which activate in either low or high beam, or when unlocking the car. Gold Bronze details are everywhere from the grille, the side badges, the boot lid and as an optional finish on the unique wheels. Inside is a real highlight too, it only seats four, with 4 individual bucket seats. Detailed in mugello red and the Nurburgring logo on the headrest, there are loads of details which I’ll share with you in the video!


Titre de l'épisodeBMW M5 CS: Crazy Speed, Mind Blowing M Car! Full Review
Episode numéro1
Date added27 octobre 2021
Original date26 octobre 2021

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