Could The BMW M2 CS Be The Best M Car Ever?

The BMW M2 is, by all means, a proper driver’s car, but the brand’s performance division is cooking an even hotter model.

Rumored to be named the CS, it was recently spied on the Nurburgring. It sounds meaner than ever and there’s a good reason for that, as BMW is believed to have swapped the regular N55 3.0-liter straight-six turbo’d lump for the S55 engine that powers the M3 and M4.

In the latter, it churns out 425 horses, but in the M2 CS, it will likely be slightly detuned to around 400hp. This will place it in the same league as one of its main rivals, the 2018 Audi RS3 Sedan, which uses a new 2.5-liter TFSI petrol unit that is good for 394 horses (400PS) and 354 pound-feet (480 Nm) of torque.

However, thanks to other updates that are expected to be made to the car, including the steering, suspension, aerodynamics and chassis electronics, along with a possible weight reduction, the M2 c should be faster both in a straight line drag race, and on the track.



    One of the main reasons I like the M240i and M2 is, that the engine sound is so much better than the M4. Proper straight six noises. The M4 honestly sounds like if someone is blowing out of a can. With this engine BMW is going to partially ruin the M2.

    • KSegg

      The M4 sounds much better with either the MPE (M Performance Exhaust) or quality aftermarket exhausts (Akrapovic).

      But yeah, stock exhausts on the M4 aren’t great.

      The S55 engine is fantastic and has nothing to do with why the M4 sounds odd.

  • Bob

    My favourite M car at the moment may get even better so long as it stays more M2 than M4.

  • Six_Tymes

    no, because the drivers seat is canted. that is rubish

  • GoBlue

    The M2 is already the best M car ever. The M2 CS may be the best M track car ever … we shall see. If it is anything like the M4 CS …. it won’t be. The media have destroyed the M4 CS as a track capable car.

  • Belthronding Tinuviel

    well, i have M5 V10, E92 M3 and of course E46 M3 in my best M car list.
    M2 needs some time.

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