BMW has unveiled the stunning new M4 Competition Sport (CS) at the Madrid International Auto Show, an exclusive edition for Spain limited to just 60 officially numbered units, making it even rarer than the 700-unit M4 GTS, which is available worldwide.
The elite model combines the virtues of the M4 Coupe, as rear seats remain in place, with brash aesthetic and aerodynamic enhancements courtesy of a suite of M Performance parts. The exterior is thus super sharp, with bespoke kidney grille and side mirrors, carbon-fibre front splitter, air curtains, rear diffuser, and a monster fixed rear wing, plus the same 20-inch light alloy wheels, high performance low profile tyres, and carbon ceramic brakes as the GTS.
Inside, new body-hugging seats offer improved lateral support thanks to optimised grip fins, with other additions including full carbon fibre trim, an enhanced audio system, heads up display, and a numbered plaque, plus an exclusive key fob.
Performance sits midway between the M4 Coupe and hardcore GTS edition, with the tuned 3.0 litre six-cylinder BMW M Twinpower turbo lump churning out 450 bhp at 7,000 rpm and 550 Nm of torque between 1,850-5,500 rpm.
Flat out the car will do 280 km/h, with 0-100 km/h achieved in four seconds flat, just two 10ths down on the GTS, a claimed fuel consumption of 8.3 litres per 100 km and combined CO2 emissions of 194 g/km.
A whiff of German engineering witchcraft is going on underneath the body too, with the car’s chassis, suspension damping, differential, and stability control systems all having been tuned and tweaked, while a new sports exhaust package offers added growl.
Colour options are slim; buyers can opt for either Brilliant White (seen here), San Marino Blue, or Jerez Black. Whereas the standard M4 retails for €92,100 and the M4 GTS is on sale at €166,900, the M4 CS will be priced at €132,900, and BMW will even enrol you on a driver training programme to teach you how to get the most out of your new motor on an “emblematic circuit”.