New 2022 BMW M5 CS:Most Powerful Production BMW Ever

Jack R. Nerad | Jan 27, 2021

BMW has just announced its quickest and most powerful production car ever. True to the BMW ethos, the car is not a 2-seat sports model but instead a sports sedan — the 2022 M5 CS. 

2022 BMW M5 CS Green Front Quarter View

A further refinement of the BMW M5, the new limited-production super sedan will be available only for the 2022 model year. With more than 625 horsepower, a redefined 4-place cockpit, and a lightened body and chassis, the 2022 BMW M5 CS brings an entirely new level of performance and exclusivity to the midsize sports sedan class.

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To deliver the level of performance BMW engineers specified for the M5 CS, the 4.4-liter M TwinPower V8 uses liquid-to-air intercooling for the twin turbochargers to ensure the engine has the dense air it needs to produce its 627 horsepower. With a 10-horsepower increase over the M5 Competition model's output, peak horsepower arrives at 6,000 rpm. The engine's redline is 7,200 rpm. 

The high-pressure direct fuel injection delivers precise fuel atomization and fast engine response. In conjunction with the revamped turbocharger dynamics, the direct injection enables the engine to deliver its full 553 lb.-ft. of torque from 1,800 to 5,950 rpm. That range is 90-rpm wider than the M5 Competition. 

To make certain the highly stressed engine lives a long life, the oil system has two pumps that supply lubrication even in high-g track competition.

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Adding to its performance potential, the M5 CS makes substantial use of lightweight carbon-fiber-reinforced plastic (CFRP). With a curb weight of 4,114 pounds, the M5 CS is no featherweight, but it is 230 lbs. lighter than the 2021 BMW M5 Competition. The roof, hood, front splitter, mirror caps, rear diffuser, and rear spoiler are all constructed of CFRP, as is the engine cover. Additional weight savings come through a reduction in soundproofing, all the better to hear the roar of the powerful engine.

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When engineers add power and subtract weight from a vehicle, the result is typically better performance. You can expect the BMW M5 CS to deliver that in record-breaking style. 

For example, its projected 2.9-second 0-60-mph acceleration time makes it the quickest production BMW in history. The M xDrive all-wheel-drive system and the 8-speed M Steptronic automatic transmission assist the car in achieving that performance, which is 0.2 seconds quicker than the M5 Competition.

BMW projects the new model's top speed with the standard M Driver's Package is 190 mph. To help drivers use the performance capabilities to their utmost, the M Driver's Package also includes a voucher for BMW driver training.

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Accentuating its sporting potential, the M5 CS's interior has a seating-for-four configuration. Clad in black Merino leather with red accents and stitching, the driver's and front-seat passenger's seats are constructed of CFRP with aggressive side-bolstering. The two rear passengers have individual seats and are advised to hang on tight.

2022 BMW M5 CS Interior Seats Dashboard

A wide variety of exclusive exterior touches separate the CS from the Competition, including unpainted CFRP hood vents and a Gold Bronze finish on the BMW kidney grille surround, badging, and 20-inch forged alloy wheels. 

Limited to the 2022 model year only, the BMW M5 CS will go on sale in the U.S. in the second half of this year. It has a suggested retail price of $142,000 plus a $995 destination charge.

BMW is the source of information for this article. It was accurate on January 26, 2021, but it may have changed since that date.

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