BMW announces the quickest and most powerful production BMW car ever, the 2022 M5 CS Sedan.
Available only for the 2022 model year, the new limited-production super sedan builds on the immensely capable M5 Competition, itself recently updated for model year 2021, by delivering more power, greater performance, lighter weight and exclusive interior appointments making the new M5 CS truly a one-of-a-kind vehicle in its class.
The combination of increased power and a rigorous weight-reduction program through the extensive use of CFRP materials improves the power-to-weight ratio to elevate the performance and dynamics further enhancing the M5’s already very high street and track capabilities.
For the first time, the M5 features a four-passenger seating configuration with M Carbon bucket seats up front and two individual bucket seats for the rear passengers.
Power and Drivetrain
The S63 4.4 liter M TwinPower turbo V8 has been tuned to deliver 627 hp at 6,000 rpm, an increase of 10 hp over the Competition model. The torque band delivers its full 553 lb. ft from 1,800 to 5,950 rpm, 90 rpm wider than the M5 Competition. The eight cylinder’s engine redline is 7,200 rpm. The high pressure direct fuel injection ensures precise fuel atomization and fast engine response. The liquid to air intercool ing for the two turbochargers and oil system with two pumps make sure that the M5 CS is as competent on track as it is on the street.
Combined with the reduced vehicle weight, the high levels of power and torque and working through the 8 speed M Steptronic automatic transmission with Drivelogic and the M xDrive all wheel drive system, the M5 CS reaches 100 km/h in just 3.0 seconds, 0.3 seconds quicker than the M5 Competition model. Top speed with the standard M Driver’s Package is 305 km/h.
The rear-biased M xDrive all-wheel drive system distributes the available 553 lb.-ft of torque between front and rear axles via an electronically controlled multi-plate clutch while the Active M Differential further optimizes power between the rear wheels for maximum grip and lateral dynamics.
The driver can select from three xDrive modes including 4WD, 4WD Sport and 2WD. The Dynamic Stability Control system can be adjusted between three settings to further enhance driver control – DSC ON, MDM (M Dynamic Mode) and DSC OFF.
SETUP and M Mode buttons
Pressing the SETUP button takes the driver to the 12.3-inch central display’s menu for programming an individual configuration for the powertrain and chassis options. This allows drivers to tailor the car’s setup to the driving situation at hand and to their personal preferences. Simplified operation using the touchscreen display or iDrive Controller makes it easy to choose different settings for the engine, suspension, steering and M xDrive system.
The two, red painted M1 and M2 buttons next to the gearshift paddles on the M Alcantara steering wheel make it possible to change quickly between setups. Drivers can use these buttons to compose two individual setups with their choice of M xDrive, DSC, engine, transmission, chassis, steering and braking characteristics, as well as their desired M View configuration in the Head-Up display.
The driver can also toggle swiftly between the ROAD, SPORT and TRACK settings using the M Mode button.