The 2021 BMW M5 CS has been teased, ahead of its full unveiling in January 2021.
A short walkaround video posted to BMW M's social media pages provides the first glimpse at the upcoming M5 CS, revealing its copper-finished kidney grilles, M8 Competition First Edition-derived daytime-running lights, and its 20-inch, forged aluminium alloy wheels, which wear a gold finish and hide carbon-ceramic brake discs clamped by red calipers.
The 86-second clip, along with a dedicated page on BMW M's website, confirm a number of other details about the hi-po lightweight flagship, namely the 467kW/750Nm outputs from its 4.4-litre twin-turbocharged V8 engine (up 7kW over the existing M5 Competition flagship), 275/35 front and 285/35 rear Pirelli P Zero Corsa tyres and its Nurburgring-developed suspension tune.
The German brand has confirmed the CS will tip in 70kg lighter than its 'standard' Competition sibling, thanks in part to a carbon-fibre bonnet, a pair of carbon-fibre front bucket seats borrowed from the new-generation BMW M3 and M4, and a four-seat interior layout (which sees the regular M5's centre rear seat deleted).
Other lightweight touches intended to help shave weight and differentiate the CS from its range-mates are expected to include a black rear lip spoiler (the shape of which can be seen under the covers in the images), copper side accents and 'M5 CS' rear badging, and an Alcantara-accented interior with a red 'CS' logo embroidered into the dashboard.
The 2021 BMW M5 CS will make its public debut sometime in January 2021. Should the lightweight flagship be bound for Australian shores, if history is any guide, expect a local launch to take place in the third quarter of 2021.