The BMW M3 CS underwent spy tests along with its cousin the M4 CSL, featuring their new overall front end design.
The M4 CSL will be released on May 20, although the opening date of the M3 CS has not yet been announced.
We expect similar changes to be made to the M3, with more performance and less weight.
Both CS and CSL have the same lattice processing with well-spaced horizontal stripes intersecting the double buds.
The M3 CS, like the M4 CSL, is expected to have daytime running lights with a yellow tinge, like the M5 CS. There is also a unique front spoiler made of carbon fiber.
Carbon fiber will also be widely used in the rest of the exterior as well as inside the cabin, while the CS will also have a more aggressive aerodynamics package than the Competition.
The black-coated wheels are wrapped in Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 tires, and the CS has gold brake calipers.
At the bottom of the trunk lid is a thin wheelchair flap, although otherwise the rear looks unchanged.
BMW is still keeping quiet about being under the hood of the M3 CS, but it is expected to be a redesigned 3.0-liter in-line six-cylinder twin-turbocharged engine with more power and torque than the regular M3.
For context, the conventional M4 Competition produces 375 kW of power and 650 Nm of torque.
A BimmerPost forum member, who claims to have compiled leaks from inside BMW, wrote that the M4 CSL will reportedly produce 402 kW and transmit power to the rear wheels only via an eight-speed automatic.
In contrast, the M3 CS will reportedly have the same engine setting, but will only come with all-wheel drive.
While the M4 CSL is rumored to receive a manual counterpart called the GT / H, it is unclear whether its own counterpart to the M3 CS is planned.
Today, BMW confirmed that the M3 range will receive a curved BMW display that includes a 12.3-inch digital dashboard and a 14.9-inch infotainment system with a touch screen in one case.
The infotainment system will be based on iDrive OS8.0, which, like the curved dashboard, is gradually spreading across the BMW range.
The Core Series 3 range, due to be released in the fourth quarter of 2022, will also receive this change.
Camouflage on the rear windows indicates that the rear of the cabin M3 changes are likely to change individual seats in the rear, rather than the abolition of the rear seats as a whole.
Take a look at the M5 CS to find out what to expect behind.
While the M3 CS is expected to be a limited edition model, the M3’s range will also soon expand to include its first-ever station wagon.
It is reported that the M3 Touring will only come with a Competition-tune engine and all-wheel drive. This has been confirmed for local launch.