The BMW M division celebrates record global sales for 2022 with 177,257 deliveries and an 8.4 percent increase over the previous year. To keep the good times going, the division has new models on the way for 2023. The first of these is the M3 CS, which makes its debut at the Rolex 24 in Daytona on the last weekend of January. The event is also the competitive debut for the BMW M Hybrid V8 LMDh race car.
Alleged specifications for the M3 CS leaked in December 2022. The information states that the limousine is splitting up Powerplant with the Â M4 CSL That means under the hood is a 3.0-liter, twin-turbocharged inline-six producing 543 horsepower (404 kilowatts) and 479 pound-feet (649 Newton-meters) of torque.
Where the M4 CSL has rear-wheel drive, the M3 CS is said to come with all-wheel drive. The transmission is said to be an automatic transmission.
Based on spy footageÂ (above), the M3 CS gets a more aggressive front fascia with larger openings. A tiny spoiler attaches to the trunk lid. The rear includes a box-shaped diffuser and four round exhaust pipes.
Production of the M3 CS will reportedly begin in March 2023. BMW would reportedly only build the model until February 2024, so it won’t take customers long to get one.
“The best-selling BMW M automobile of 2022 is the all-electric BMW i4 M50,” says Timo Resch, Head of Customer, Brand and Sales at BMW M GmbH. “For us, this is a clear signal that the unique M feeling has arrived in the world of electrified vehicles.”
As a whole, BMW delivered 2,100,692 vehicles worldwide in 2022, down 5.1 percent from the previous year. The automaker moved 372,956 hybrid and electric models, 35.6 percent more than in 2021.