Presented just a few days ago, the BMW M5 CS is already making a name for itself as Connor DiPhillippi had the opportunity to get behind the wheel and slide it a bit.

Racing driver Connor DiPhillippi was heading to Daytona to drive an M8 GTE during the 24 Hours of Daytona. On his way, he stopped by the BMW Performance Center in South Carolina to discover the all-new BMW M5 CS. DiPhillippi is one of the first people outside of Munich engineers to drive the recently unveiled M5 CS. It’s a hell of an opportunity since the new M5 CS is the most powerful “M” badged production car ever.

Not only is it more powerful than any other model from the Motorsport department, with an output of 635 hp, but it also weighs 104 kg less than the M5 Competition on which it is based. BMW has achieved this by removing some of the soundproofing components from the car and adding a carbon fiber roof, hood, front spoiler and mirror caps. It also benefits from an improved dynamic suspension control system which has been optimized to suit a lighter car. It finally has an RWD mode in case you feel like making some donuts.

Really the best performing sedan?

BMW claims the M5 CS is capable of going from 0 to 100 km / h in just 2.9 seconds, but our colleagues from Car and Driver have already timed the M5 Competition on the same exercise in less than 3.0 seconds so we wouldn’t be surprised if under optimal conditions the CS version managed to do better than 2.9 seconds. And what does DiPhillippi think of all this?

“I would say the first thing that impresses me is… the power. The couple. The agility of this car. By that I mean the M5 and M5 Competition were already great machines, but all the craftsmanship put into this CS is insane. Munich engineers have surpassed themselves “. Obviously, being a pilot for the manufacturer at the Propeller, his remarks will not say the opposite. But his surprise behind the wheel seems real. Anyway, we can not wait to try it to validate or invalidate his remarks.