For the first time, the M5 features seating for just four passengers. The driver and front seat passenger have new lightweight, heated and electrically adjustable M carbon bucket seats with substantial side-bolstering, integrated head rests and illuminated M5 logos. The two rear passengers have their own individual seats. The headrests of each of the four seats feature a map of the Nurburgring Nordschleife which was used to develop the M5 CS.
The M5 CS is 220 pounds lighter than the M5 Competition thanks in part to the extensive use of carbon fibre reinforced plastic (CFRP). Exterior CFRP components include the roof (standard on all M5s), hood with vents (in unpainted carbon-fibre), front splitter, mirror caps, rear diffuser and rear spoiler. The engine cover, with full-colour M logo and stripes, is also made from CFRP. Additional weight savings were achieved by reducing soundproofing.
Three xDrive modes are available including 4WD, 4WD Sport and 2WD. The Dynamic Stability Control system can be adjusted between three settings to enhance driver control. They include DSC ON, MDM (M Dynamic Mode) and DSC OFF. There are three Drivelogic modes including efficient, sport or track. The tone of the exhaust changes depending on the selected mode, which include EFFICIENT, SPORT or SPORT+.
A special Gold Bronze finish is applied to the BMW kidney grille surround, to the model badging and to the 20-inch forged light alloy wheels.
The M5 CS is available in Brands Hatch Grey metallic paint with two optional BMW Individual colours, Frozen Brands Hatch Grey metallic and Frozen Deep Green metallic.
The 2022 BMW M5 CS has a base price of $165,900 CAD. That’s a $43,900 premium over the current 2021 BMW M5 Competition which starts at $122,000 CAD.