BMW M3 CS 2018 - ELECTRIFYING new limited edition auto debuts

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Following the motorsport theme, the M3 CS comes equipped with a weight-optimised magnesium oil pan which, "keeps the surge of the lubricant even" at forces of up to 1.5g - make your own jokes here - and an individual oil cooler, allowing the seven-speed dual-clutch gearbox to withstand "even the hardest driving conditions". The new CS doesn't go on almost as dramatic a diet, hence the missing L and BMW's claim that this is the "first-ever" BMW M3 CS.

BMW wrote, "The inline 6-cylinder engine has a long tradition at BMW, and in the first-ever BMW M3 CS it is once again responsible for delivering top performance".

M - BMW has added lightness to the 2018 M3 with its new, limited-edition CS version.

The M3 CS is a lightened and beefed up version of the standard M3. The CS will take you from nought to a hundo in 3.9 seconds with a limited top speed of 280kmh. According to BMW, the M3 CS can get from 0-60 miles per hour in 3.7 seconds, which sounds about exactly right, considering the Comp Pack can do it in around 3.8-3.9 seconds and the CS is a bit lighter and more powerful. And then there's the revamped Adaptive M Suspension, offering the driver the choice between Comfort, Sport and Sport+ modes, including different damper settings in each of the three modes. There's more power and more noise than the standard M3. A lightweight double-joint spring strut is found at the front, and a five-link at the rear. The M3 CS sheds 110 pounds of weight thanks to using carbon fiber reinforced plastic for the roof, front splitter, rear diffuser, and Gurney Flap. These items contribute to a 10-kg weight saving over the regular M3. Customers who don't want white can also choose from San Marino Blue Metallic, Lime Rock Grey Metallic, Frozen Dark Blue II Metallic or Black Sapphire Metallic. Those wheels are shod with Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 tyres (265/35 profile at the front and 285/30 profile at the rear), but if outright performance isn't your thing, you can have Michelin Pilot Super Sport rubbers instead.

There's also a leather and Alcantara interior that doesn't scrimp on tech, either.

Among some of the car's the standard features are automatic climate control a Harmon Kardon surround sound system and Navigation system professional.

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