BMW Source Claims M2 CS Coming With 445 HP And 6-Speed Manual

Thought the BMW M2 Competition was impressive? Well, an even quicker version is coming and according to the latest reports, it will indeed be called the BMW M2 CS.

Rumors have been floating around for quite some time about the vehicle with some suggesting that it could revive the famed CSL name. However, a reliable source from the Bimmerpost forums who has been proved to be right in the past supports that the car will instead be called the CS. Much like the BMW M3 CS and M4 CS, the sports car will feature a series of upgrades over the M2 Competition.

Most importantly, BMW engineers will no longer reign in power from the M3-sourced twin-turbo six-cylinder and instead tweak it up to a healthy 445 hp. BMW will also appease its enthusiastic fanbase with both a six-speed manual transmission and an available dual-clutch gearbox.

BMW continues to make the M2 better and better

Alongside the powertrain, customers will have four paint options: Black Sapphire, Alpine White, Hockenheim Silver, and Misano Blue. Numerous changes will also be made to the exterior to make it look a little more exciting, inevitably meaning some carbon fiber add-ons.

Other important details about the car that are said to have been confirmed include an optional Alcantara steering wheel, available carbon ceramic brakes, and some special trimmings throughout the interior. We also expect to see new wheels.

Seeing as though production of the F80-generation M3 and M4 ended last year, BMW will be able to build the more powerful M2 CS without cannibalizing new car sales of the M3 and M4. The presence of the M2 CS in the company’s line-up will also force it to ensure the next-generation M3 and M4 benefit from a raft of upgrades to once again slot above the M2 in the BMW range.

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  • Six_Tymes

    should i even bother? lol

    • SteersUright

      never noticed in my M235i or the M2 I rented. I imagine some more sensitive than others to it.

      • Six_Tymes

        you give bmw a pass, I don’t. that fact that it has is utterly ridiculous

        • Brous23

          If that’s the only thing that’s stopping you from owning one, bad luck.

        • Matt

          The fact that you keep going on about a tiny design flaw that nobody notices in real life is ‘utterly ridiculous’! I’ve never seen anyone devote so much time to such a non-issue.

          • Brous23

            I’ve yet to come across a real owner, let alone reviews who’ve complain about such a minor detail. It’s never bothered me but I sure as hell get a laugh at anyone who tries to dismiss an M2 for whatever reason.

  • Blade t

    Sounds like a fun car..

  • SteersUright

    Daaaaaaaaaaamn.
    Only sad news is that his will likely be more expensive than the current M2 Comp, meaning somewhere around $70k. Thats serious cash for this little BMW, despite it being as awesome as it is. And Im loving the updates to the body work. Looks mean!

    • Kagan

      Be happy with 70.

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