The 2021 BMW M5 CS Is The Marque’s Fastest & Most Powerful Car Ever

The all-new BMW M5 CS will arrive down under in mid-2021 as Bavarian Motor Works’s fastest and most powerful production car ever built.

BMW Group Australia has secured 20 vehicles for local enthusiasts available to secure with a $5,000 deposit via BMW Shop – BMW’s new online ordering service that launched in mid-2020 – and is priced at $305,900 drive-away.

The new BMW M5 CS joins the manufacturer’s recent Club Sport stable: the M4 CS, the M3 CS, and the M2 CS, with the badge boasting extensive performance upgrades and weight-saving innovation, compared to their standard and Competition siblings.

The M5 CS’s twin-turbocharged 4.4-litre V8 will produce 467kW of power and 750N of torque – an increase of 7kW over that of the BMW M5 Competition. Further refinement of the chassis, which includes a 7mm drop in ride height on M8 Gran Coupe shocks, a substantial 70kg weight reduction, and no-cost option Pirelli P Zero Corsa rubber combine for unprecedented agility and a sprint to 100km/h in a mesmerizing 3 seconds flat.

Aesthetically, the CS is distinguished from the Competition through the use of ‘Gold Bronze’ exterior accents and visible carbon fibre parts, including the bonnet, air vents, front splitter, rear spoiler, and diffuser. 20-inch Y-spoke forged Gold Bronze wheels complete the aggressive look and inside the cabin, four standalone carbon bucket seats provide superior stability.

The M xDrive system also allows the car’s handling characteristics to be tweaked to the desires of the driver, from variable all-wheel-drive mode (4WD) with its rear-biased baseline setup, through to a pure rear-wheel-drive setting (2WD) without intervention from the DSC (Dynamic Stability Control).

All this talk of power and handling can’t hold its own without the peace of mind provided by carbon-ceramic brakes, which are naturally standard on the M5 CS.

Now, after you’ve put an order in, read our chat with BMW M’s CEO Markus Flasch on the evolution of their fastest cars.