The rumoured BMW M5 CS has been spotted undisguised outside its maker’s headquarters in Germany.

The grey vehicle spied was in the process of being loaded onto a transport truck, and wears no camouflage over its matte Frozen Dark Silver exterior paint.

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If there was any doubt that we’re looking at the upcoming CS, there’s a clearly visible badge located on the bootlid. It’s complemented by a carbon-fibre ‘Gurney flap’ spoiler similar to the lip used by the M3 and M4 CS, along with lightweight gold alloy wheels.

The front end isn’t visible in these shots, it’s expected to look unchanged from the Competition. If past CS models are anything to go by, the M5-on-a-diet is also expected to employ carbon-fibre reinforced plastic in the construction of its bonnet, roof, front splitter and rear diffuser, in addition to large carbon-ceramic brakes and sticky Pirelli tyres.

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Inside, there’ll likely be an abundance of Alcantara trimmings and race-inspired elements, namely lighter sports seats and a smaller central armrest.

Under the bonnet the 4.4-litre twin-turbocharged V8 from the existing M5 will carry over, though it’s expected to pack more performance than the 460kW/750Nm outputs offered by the top-trim Competition variant.

Past reports have suggested the M5 CS will make its debut in 2-3 years, however the lack of camouflage on this prototype suggests a reveal within the coming months is probable.

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