The chaps at BMW have been busy lately, we only just brought you news of the new BMW M2 breaking a class record for compact cars around the 20.832-kilometre Nordschleife circuit. It seems like while the company was out testing, they took a few models to play with on the day. The other car that just blitzed the ‘Ring is a little more special than the M2 - the limited-number BMW M3 CS. The new BMW M3 CS promised to be one of the fastest M-badged cars on any given circuit, and it looks like it has delivered on that promise. By adding the CS part to the name, it means the car is lighter than the regular version which is part of the Compact Sport philosophy. In this guise, what you see here is the most powerful production version of the M3 to date and when there’s a claim like that about a car it needs to be backed up with real-world proof of the performance. Powering the CS is a tweaked version of the engine usually found in the car, but not massively. The twin-turbocharged inline-6 in the CS creates a healthy 405 kW of power with torque rated at 650 Nm, which translates to being able to hit 100 km/h in under 4 seconds and has a top speed of 302 km/h. The limited-number car has all the right facts and figures to make it an impressive performer, and this latest video released by BMW M shows the 4-door saloon attacking the iconic German circuit so damn hard that it has managed to set a ridiculously-fast time of 7:28.760 minutes. BMW M development engineer and driver Jörg Weidinger did was what needed.
Take a look at the YouTube video showing BMW's Jörg Weidinger earning his keep by taking the new limited-number BMW M3 CS around the famed German test circuit in a brilliant time for a 4-door saloon car. It's not quite a record for the class, but it is one of the best M3s to date and has proven the car's worth: THE M3 CS. Fast Lap Nürburgring Nordschleife | BMW M
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