If you ever found the M2 and M2 Competition to be somewhat lacking, BMW now has a more powerful offering for you to choose from: the 2020 M2 CS.
Unlike the previous limited-run M4 CS, which was available only as a dual-clutch automatic. BMW has done it right by offering the M2 CS with a manual or with a dual-clutch transmission.
Like previous BMW CS models, the M2 CS comes with more power, more aggressive looks, and improved handling. Starting with the engine, BMW’s smallest M performance model continues to use the twin-turbo S55 inline-six engine but now produces 450 horsepower and 550 Nm of torque. For reference, this is the same engine found in the M3/M4 Competition and has 39 horsepower more than the previous range-topping M2 CS.
As mentioned earlier, BMW offers the M2 CS with a 6-speed manual transmission allowing you to shift your own gears. If automatic is more your thing, then a 7-speed dual-clutch transmission. The added power reduces the 0 to 97km/h time to just 4.0 seconds with the manual and 3.8 seconds with the automatic.
In order to make the M2 CS handle better, M Adaptive suspension now comes standard. This marks the first time electronically controlled adjustable dampers will be offered on the M2. Similar to the M4, there will be three settings available: Comfort, Sport, and Sport +. Tire and wheel sizes are unchanged, but grippy Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 tires are now offered as an option.
The brakes are simply carried over from the M2 Competition. However, carbon ceramic rotors are now available as an option, in order to help lighten the car and improve stopping power.
To further help with lightening, the M2 CS comes with a host of carbon-fiber parts. A vented carbon fiber hood has been fitted and is said to weigh half of the original still unit. A carbon fiber roof has also been added to further reduce weight and improve the center of gravity. Other carbon fiber bits include a new lip, spoiler, mirror caps, and diffuser.
Inside, the cabin remains largely unchanged apart from the new Alacantara lined interior trim pieces and M2 CS badging all around. Theirs is also a new carbon fiber transmission tunnel that is said to help shed more weight.
There is still no word about how many units of the M2 CS will be built worldwide. BMW did say, however, that it will be one model year only vehicle. So we suggest you act fast if you really want your hands on one.