fastest and most powerful BMW M production car" - ever. Their quotation marks, not mine!
As you would
expect, the BMW M5 CS will be searingly fast yet eminently
usable on a day to day basis. This limited edition model offers genuine 'supercar'
performance – 0 to 62 mph in 3 seconds
and a blistering 124 mph from rest reached in 10.4 seconds, and onwards to an
electronically limited top speed of 189 mph.
even be regarded as the ultimate 'Q' car. There are no big wings and no tarmac
scraping airdams. Just slight bulges over the
275/35 R 20 Pirelli P Zero Corsa track tyres at the front and 285/35 R
20 at the rear.
from view is the nuclear powerplant under the bonnet. The twin turbo 4.4 litre
V8 engine delivers a stonking 635hp. Add that to the lightweight design,
bespoke chassis tuning and the xDrive system with an intelligent Active
Carbon ceramic brakes are fitted as standard with six-piston, fixed-calliper units at the front and single-piston floating callipers at the rear. These are 23 kgs lighter than the brakes on the BMW M5 Competition!
car there are four lightweight individual bucket-style seats, with the outline
of the Nürburgring circuit imprinted on the head restraints. The heated front seats are electrically adjustable
for height, tilt, seat cushion length and backrest angle, while the backrest
width can be altered pneumatically, so there's no sacrifice with regard to
A 12.3 inch central display provides access to driving dynamic systems allowing drivers to swiftly access the various Road and Sport settings. Keeping the M Mode button pressed engages TRACK mode which also brings up M View in both the instrument cluster and the Head-Up Display. The 12.3‑inch instrument display adds an M-specific rev dial, shift lights, digital speed readout and the gear currently engaged.
Drivers can also choose to view additional information including coolant temperature, charge pressure, tyre condition and longitudinal/lateral acceleration in the instrument cluster.
And there's more. Pressing the Setup button brings up a menu for programming an individual configuration for the powertrain and chassis options. This allows the driver to choose his or her own different settings for the engine, suspension, steering and M xDrive system.
weekends you can just poke the beast with an electronic stick and go have fun - but only at a licensed track.
Now, if I just had a spare £140,780, or a JCB backhoe to dig a cash machine out of a wall.
Also, now you know what the letters BMW stand for - Bonkerz Motoren Werke !!