Test drive: BMW goes beyond the Competition with the premium M5 CS

At a price tag of close to quarter of a million euro, the M5 CS is incredibly expensive, but a test of its abilities on track shows it offers an unbelievable driving experience

4th July, 2021
Test drive: BMW goes beyond the Competition with the premium M5 CS
The M5 CS looks at home in the pitlane. Although it’s based on the regular BMW 5 Series body, its stance is far more suggestive, sitting lower to the ground on large alloy wheels

Here we have the new BMW M5 CS. It’s an even higher-performing development of the existing M5 Competition, with a raft of changes designed to make it faster and even better to drive than before. At €241,415 on-the-road in Ireland, however, it’s a mind-boggling €70,000 or so more than the model on which it’s closely based.

None of the cars made by BMW’s M division are cheap to buy,...

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