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2021 BMW M5 CS release locked in

The 2021 BMW M5 CS will be 70kg lighter than the Competition, and pack more power from its 4.4-litre turbocharged V8 engine.

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BMW is getting ready to turn up the wick on its biggest M sedan.

The M5 Competition will be joined by a more focused, more powerful M5 CS in January.

A video published by BMW M reveals the M5 CS will be 70kg lighter than the M5 Competition, and will pack 7kW more from its twin-turbocharged 4.4-litre V8 engine.

That means the flagship 5 Series will make 467kW of power and 750Nm of torque, sent to all four wheels through a switchable xDrive all-wheel drive system.

The walk around video with BMW M boss Markus Flasch also revealed the copper highlights that will feature around the M5 CS exterior and the car’s 275/35 front and 285/35 rear Pirelli P Zero Corsa tyres.

The M boss also confirmed the MS CS will have a unique suspension tune developed at the Nurburgring.

To help save weight, the CS will feature a four-seat interior with the rear middle seat deleted.

The heavily padded front seats from the Competition will be replaced with the bucket seats from the M3 and M4, although it’s not clear whether they’ll be finished in the same loud colour combinations used in the M5 CS’s smaller brothers.

BMW Australia hasn’t confirmed the M5 CS for our market.

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Scott Collie
Scott Collie

Scott Collie is an automotive journalist based in Melbourne, Australia. Scott studied journalism at RMIT University and, after a lifelong obsession with everything automotive, started covering the car industry shortly afterwards. He has a passion for travel, and is an avid Melbourne Demons supporter.

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