2022 BMW M5 CS First Test: Impressive Results That Should’ve Been Even Better


2022 BMW M5 CS First Test: Impressive Results That Should’ve Been Even Better

The new 2022 BMW M5 CS (short for Competition Sport) is not only the most outrageous version of the F90 (sixth generation) M5, but also one of the most ridiculous production BMWs of all time. It’s certainly the most powerful: The S63 M TwinPower twin-turbo 4.4-liter V-8 makes 627 hp at 6,000 rpm and 553 lb-ft of torque between 1,800-5,950 rpm. The peak-torque figure is the same as you find in the M5 Competition, but it’s available in the M5 CS for an additional 90 rpm. That might not seem like much, but keep in mind the M5 Comp’s peak-torque rpm-range already exceeds the standard M5’s by 170 rpm. In terms of M5-vs.-M5-vs.-M5 horsepower comparisons, the M5 Competition makes 617 horsepower at 6,000 rpm, and the standard M5 600 hp.

The 2022 BMW M5 CS gets more than just additional power and revs compared to its “lesser” versions. It features the same chassis and suspension upgrades the M5 Comp boasts over the M5—stiffer engine mounts and suspension springs, 0.2-inch lower ride height, more negative front camber, and a stiffer rear anti-roll bar and toe-link ball-joint mounts. BMW says the M5 CS receives additional “spring and Dynamic Damper Control tuning” compared to the M5 Competition “to take advantage of the lower vehicle weight and of the optionally available (no-cost) Pirelli P Zero Corsa ultra-high-performance tires.” Take note of the point about the rubber, as we’ll circle back to it shortly.

For the full story, check out this article from Motor Trend.