M4 Competition Package, GTS or CS? That is the question
Can't decide between the M4 with the Competition Package and the GTS? Here's the compromise BMW wants you to make: it's called M4 CS and costs €116,900.
It also earns ten extra hp over the Competition Pack M4 – so the six-cyl now cranks out 460 hp – and retains the CFRP hood and roof. In doing so, the M4 CS can burn the 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) interval in 3.9 seconds and follow the sprint to an electronically-governed top speed of 280 km/h (174 mph).
The lack of a manual gearbox is a bummer, as BMW only offers the seven-speed M Double Clutch Transmission (M DCT) with Drivelogic and shift paddles.
There's also the standard adaptive M suspension, as well as the active M differential and the DSC system making sure the M4 CS hugs the road when it matters most.
To support that, BMW's press blurb mentions the M4 CS lapped the Nürburgring Nordschleife in 7 min. 38 sec.
The driver can switch between three driving modes (Comfort, Sport, and Sport+) but the M Dynamic Mode (MDM) will soften the electronics to a point which allows you to perform controlled drifts.
Also on the menu is a set of light alloy wheels (19-inch up front, 20-inch at the rear) wrapped in road-legal, semi-slick Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 rubber.
You also know this is no ordinary BMW M4 thanks to the extensive use of Alcantara inside the cockpit but exterior add-ons like the carbon fiber front splitter, rear diffuser and boot lid lip also have a word to say on the M4 CS' aura.