The yet-to-be-unveiled M5 CS has already impressed Sport Auto in Hockenheim, and now their Auto Bild colleagues have taken the super-sedan and tested it on the Lausitzring circuit in northeastern Germany.
Positioned above the regular M5 and the hotter M5 Competition, the new CS is still in the prototype stage. In the hands of professional racing driver Guido Naumann, he managed to complete the two-mile race track in 1 minute and 31.88 seconds, thus reducing almost two seconds from the M5 Competition lap of 1: 33.40. To evaluate the performance of the M5 CS, he managed to surpass another four-door model-the Jaguar XE SV Project 8 (1: 32.15), driven by the same Guido Naumann.
This level of performance does come at a cost, as Auto Bild says the top-tier M5 will cost somewhere in the region of 160,000 euros.
For a luxury sedan estimated to weigh a whopping 1,900 kilograms, the M5 CS definitely looks incredibly fast, accelerating effortlessly down a straight race track to 250 km/h. The sound coming from the twin-turbocharged 4.4 – liter V8 isn’t too bad either, and we can say the same about its 626 horsepower output.
The M5 CS is supposed to accelerate from 0 to 100 km / h in three seconds, and from 0 to 200 km / h in about 10 seconds. Whether these juicy numbers will be enough to allow BMW to become the record holder at the Nurburgring remains to be seen.