Following the celebrated lineage of legendary CS models, the limited edition 2024 BMW M3 comes with impressive performance, more power than stock M3 models, a unique chassis calibration, and intelligent lightweight construction featuring carbon fiber reinforced plastic (CFRP) components that deliver exhilarating performance experience without sacrificing functionality and everyday usability
The 2024 BMW M3 CS (Competition Sport) is a limited edition BMW M3 model that continues on the celebrated lineage of legendary CS models from the past. Equally at home both on the road and on the track, it features a more powerful engine, unique chassis calibration, and intelligent lightweight construction featuring carbon fiber reinforced plastic (CFRP) components that deliver an exhilarating performance experience without sacrificing functionality and everyday usability of the BMW M3.
The BMW M3 features the upgraded version of the high-revving inline 6-cylinder engine with M TwinPower Turbo technology developed for the M3 and M4. This 3.0-liter unit also forms the basis of the engine that powers the BMW M4 GT3 and boasts a wealth of technological details derived directly from racing experience. Its crankcase has a sleeveless, closed-deck construction and is extremely rigid, making it suitable for very high combustion pressures. The forged lightweight crankshaft aids power build-up with its high torsional resistance and allows for high revs.
The cylinder head has a 3D-printed core, allowing the coolant ducts to be routed in an optimum arrangement for temperature management that would be impossible to achieve using conventional metal casting methods. The oil supply system is designed to handle the specific challenges of track use, as is the cooling system.
The S58 engine in the M3 CS receives a 40-hp increase over the unit in the M3 Competition, for a peak of 543 hp from 6,250 to the 7,200 rpm redline. This increase in power was achieved. primarily by raising the maximum boost pressure of the two mono-scroll turbochargers from 24.7 psi to 30.5 psi and making some model-specific changes to the engine management.
Just as important as the power at the top of the rev range, the engine produces 479 lb-ft of torque from a low 2,750 rpm all the way to 5,950 rpm. Specially-designed engine mounts create an extremely rigid connection between the engine and the vehicle’s structure. Drivers will notice throttle inputs result in sharp engine response and direct transmission of power and torque to the drivetrain.
All of these enhancements result in consistent power delivery throughout the rev range accompanied by a stirring soundtrack from the dual-branch exhaust system featuring electrically controlled flaps, a titanium rear silencer with a weight-minimizing design, and two pairs of tailpipes finished in matte black.
The 2024 BMW M3 CS teams a 543-hp inline-6 with an 8-speed M Steptronic transmission and the M xDrive intelligent all-wheel-drive system. Together, they hurl the M3 CS from 0-60 mph in only 3.2 seconds. The M Driver’s Package is standard equipment, which allows an electronically limited top speed of 188 mph. Impressive numbers will guarantee impressive performance on the track, but also, in daily driving situations in which you want to blitz past your competition at any street light or tight winding road.
The vehicle will be built in limited numbers at the BMW Group Plant in Munich starting in March 2023 with deliveries to follow shortly. It’s going to have a base MSRP of $118,700 plus destination charges, not a bad price for a vehicle that offers as much in both performance and look departments.
You can grab a detailed look at the upcoming 2024 BMW M3 CS in the BMW Individual Signal Green in the media gallery right below.