BMW M2 CS Getting Ready To Fight Porsche Cayman GTS

BMW are sticking to their word to offer more CS models, and after unveiling the M4 CS and M3 CS earlier this year, they’re now prepping a more aggressive M2.

Caught doing the rounds on the Nurburgring, the M2 CS keeps its mystery aura on, as while some suggest that it will serve as a successor to the current M2 that will be retired next summer, others say it will be offered as a limited edition alongside the ‘regular’ car.

Whatever the Germans have in store for the M2 CS, one thing seems certain: it will drop its current N55 engine in favor of the S55 unit that currently powers the M3 and M4. However, since retaining the same output as its larger siblings would bring it too close for BMW’s comfort to them, the straight-six will be detuned, possibly to around 400hp and 500Nm (369lb-ft) of torque.

This will place the M2 CS slightly above the Porsche 718 Cayman GTS, which uses a turbocharged 2.5-liter flat-four that’s good for 365PS (360hp) and 430Nm (317lb-ft) of torque.

An even more special, limited production version of the M2 is reportedly in the pipeline for 2019, and it is expected to adopt the GTS moniker, benefiting not only from a power bump, to around 450hp, but also from a series of weight saving measures and a new aero agenda.

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  • SteersUright

    I love how the video starts with the gorgeous engine note of a GT3 and then the mundane M2 passes by almost silently with its tail between its legs. And be real, this is no Cayman GTS competitor. The Cayman, being much lighter and mid-engine, is both far more exotic and capable. In my opinion, this is in the class of front engined, somewhat heavy, good handling 4-seaters like the Camaro SS 1LE, Mustang GT350, its own bigger brother the M4, etc. If you dont need the 4 seats and are looking for a pure sports car driving experience, I dont see how you wouldnt take the Cayman GTS in a heartbeat over this. As for myself, I’d scoop up a lightly used GT4 for about the same cash. The sound of that engine is glorious.

  • Six_Tymes

    2 series, canted driver seat = stupid. The ultimate Drivers car? puuulease…

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