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Thinly disguised BMW M3 CS spotted at the pumps


Having launched the limited edition M4 CS in South Africa this past week, spy photographers have now captured a lightly camouflaged version of the new BMW M3 CS refuelling at a petrol station while undergoing testing.

Despite featuring the now obligatory black-and-white masking on the carbon fibre bonnet, front lip spoiler and bootlid, the M3, with the exception of the rear doors of course, is expected to remain otherwise unchanged from the M4 CS, with a weight reduction of some 32 kg compared to the standard M3.

Underneath the bonnet, the 3.0-litre twin-turbocharged straight-six engine will again produce 338 kW and 600 Nm of torque, while the top speed and 0-100 km/h sprint are both likely to match those of the M4's at 250 km/h and 3.9 seconds. A seven-speed M DCT will be the only transmission available.

With only 3 000 M4 CS' seeing the light of day, 60 of which are destined for South Africa at R1 838 500 apiece, expect the M3 CS to be produced in a similar numbers.


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