2022 BMW M5 CS: First Look

© BMW of North America2022 BMW M5 CS
BMW has announced a limited run of the 2022 M5 CS Sedan, the quickest, most powerful BMW production vehicle ever. Based on the 2021 M5 Competition, the M5 CS delivers more power with reduced weight for greater performance, as well as an exclusive interior design.

© BMW of North AmericaWeight Reduction
The 2022 BMW M5 CS benefits from a weight reduction program that includes the extensive use of carbon fiber reinforced plastic for a weight reduction of 230 pounds compared to the M5 Competition. Thanks to a bump up to 627 horsepower and 553 lb-ft of torque, the M5 CS will accelerate from zero to 60 mph in 2.9 seconds (0.2 seconds quicker than the M5 Competition) with a top speed of 190 mph.

© BMW of North AmericaCFRP Materials
In addition to the carbon fiber reinforced plastic roof that is standard on all M5s, the M5 CS achieves additional weight reduction via the following CFRP components: hood with exposed carbon fiber vents, front splitter, mirror caps, rear diffuser and rear spoiler. The engine cover is also made of CFRP with M logo and stripes. Additional weight savings come from a reduction in soundproofing materials.

© BMW of North AmericaDistinctive Appearance
The signature color for the 2022 M5 CS is Brands Hatch Grey Metallic, with two optional colors offered: Frozen Brands Hatch Grey Metallic and Frozen Deep Green Metallic. The M5 CS stands out thanks to some Gold Bronze accents, including the kidney grille surround, 20-inch light alloy wheels, front fender trim and M5 CS badge on the trunk. The Adaptive LED headlights feature L-shaped light tubes with yellow illumination rather than the standard white, and BMW Individual Shadowline trim accentuates the yellow light.

© BMW of North AmericaExclusive Interior
The 2022 M5 CS is the first M5 ever offered with a 4-seat configuration, featuring M carbon sport seats in the front and individual sport seats for two passengers in the rear. The front seats are lightweight carbon fiber, heated and electrically adjustable with aggressive side bolsters, integrated head restraints and illuminated M5 logos. The interior gets trimmed in black Merino leather with Mugello red accents and red contrast stitching. The rear seats also have aggressive side bolsters, and all four seating positions feature a map of the Nurburgring Nordschleife racetrack imprinted on the head restraints.

© BMW of North AmericaInterior Details
Inside, the 2022 BMW M5 CS has the M Sport steering wheel and headliner, both finished in Alcantara. The steering wheel features a narrow, perforated section at the 12 o’clock position featuring a red background that shows through the perforations. Located behind the steering wheel, carbon fiber shift paddles also feature red accents, the center console cover is black Merino leather with red stitching, highlighted by a red CS badge on the dashboard. Black seat belts feature BMW M tri-color stitching, and M5 CS plates in the doorsills are illuminated.

© BMW of North America2021 M5 Updates
The 2022 M5 CS is based on the M5 Competition that was updated for 2021 (along with the standard M5), featuring revised exterior styling and a new 12.3-inch touchscreen infotainment system. The M5 Competition also receives new shock absorbers, a recalibrated damper control system and new Track mode. The M5 Competition features an M Sport Exhaust system, Track mode, increased front negative camber, firmer springs, stiffer rear anti-roll bar, lower ride height and tow-link ball-joint mounts. The M5 CS comes with the M Driver’s Package that increases the top speed limiter to 190 mph and offers the owner an M driver training course.

© BMW of North AmericaM TwinPower Turbo V8
The 2022 BMW M5 CS is powered by a 4.4-liter M TwinPower turbocharged V8 engine tuned to produce 627 horsepower at 6000 rpm, an increase of 10 horsepower over the M5 Competition. Torque delivery is also improved, producing 553 lb-ft of torque from 1800 to 5950 rpm, which is a wider peak torque range than M5 Competition. The high-tech engine features liquid-to-air intercooling and the oil system utilizes two oil pumps for improved performance during track use.

© BMW of North AmericaM Steptronic
The M TwinPower V8 engine gets paired with an 8-speed M Steptronic automatic transmission with Drivelogic for short shift times and precise response to accelerator inputs. Drivelogic allows the driver to select between three shift modes: Efficient, Sport or Track, with Track providing the quickest shifts. A transmission oil cooler helps the transmission remain in the best temperature range during track use.

© BMW of North AmericaM xDrive
The BMW M xDrive all-wheel-drive system is rear-biased and distributes the available torque between the front and rear wheels via a multi-plate clutch. At the rear, the Active M Differential distributes power between the rear wheels to optimize grip and lateral dynamics. The driver can select between three xDrive modes: 4WD, 4WD Sport and 2WD. The Dynamic Stability Control system can be adjusted between three settings: DSC ON, M Dynamic Mode and DSC OFF.

© BMW of North AmericaChassis Tuning
The M5 CS receives spring and Dynamic Damper Control tuning in addition to the M5 Competition setup. Dynamic Damper Control and M Servotronic steering offer a choice of electronic drive modes: Comfort, Sport and Sport +. Standard non-runflat performance tires are 275/35R20 at the front and 285/35R20 at the rear, fitted to Gold Bronze 20-inch M forged Y-spoke wheels. Pirelli P Zero Corsa performance tires are available as a no-cost option for drivers looking to further enhance the M5 CS’s dynamic capabilities.

© BMW of North AmericaDriving Configurations
Drivers can use the Setup button to go straight to the menu for programing individual configurations on the 12.3-inch touchscreen. Settings can be changed for engine, suspension, chassis and M xDrive, and then the driver can save the configurations to the M1 and M2 buttons on the steering wheel.

© BMW of North AmericaM Carbon Ceramic Brakes
The 2022 BMW M5 CS features red 6-piston fixed front calipers and single-piston floating rear calipers with M logos and carbon ceramic brakes discs. This is the first time BMW Carbon Ceramic brakes have been offered with red calipers; gold calipers are available as a no-cost option. The carbon ceramic brakes reduce weight by 51 pounds compared to the standard M Compound on the M5 Competition.

© BMW of North AmericaSport Exhaust
The sport exhaust on the 2022 BMW M5 CS is a dual-branch system with electric flaps to control exhaust routing that terminates at quad stainless-steel tips. The exhaust note changes between Efficient, Sport and Sport+, or the M Sound button can be used to quiet the exhaust.

© BMW of North AmericaArriving Later in 2021
The M5 CS will be limited to the 2022 model year only, and it is expected to arrive in the U.S. in the second half of 2021. MSRP is $142,000 plus a destination charge of $995.

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Alcantara steering wheel

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Rear sport seats

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Gold Bronze 20-inch M forged Y-spoke wheels

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Carbon fiber rear spoiler

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CS logo on dashboard

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Nurburgring Nordschleife map on head restraints

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Illuminated M5 CS door sill plates

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L-shaped light tubes with yellow illumination

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Lightweight carbon fiber sport seats

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Arriving second half of 2021

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