BMW Is Allegedly Working On An M2 ‘Track Cup’ With 470 HP

Just a few days after details concerning the upcoming M2 CS emerged, word has come out that BMW is working on an even faster version of its baby M car.

Citing unnamed sources, BMW Blog claims that the German automaker is working on a new model dubbed the M2 Track Cup. As the name indicates, this hardcore M2 variant would be limited to track use and could pump out as much as 470 hp.

Thanks to its use of the 3.0-liter twin-turbo S55 inline-six, the M2 CS will pump out approximately 445 hp, giving it a 20 hp edge over the M3 and M4. According to the report, BMW will upgrade it to 470 hp for the Track Cup.

As the M2 Track Cup will be limited to duty on racetracks, BMW will outfit it with a plethora of visual and aerodynamic modifications to improve its performance. This could include a large fixed rear wing, an aerodynamic front splitter, and an enlarged rear diffuser. Racing wheels with centerlocks and sticky race tires would also come standard.

BMW already offers a similar 2-Series track car to customers in the form of the M240i Racing Cup. Owners of the M240i Racing Cup can compete in a range of racing series’ around the world, including the VLN championship.

We’ve already contacted BMW for any info on this hardcore version, and are waiting for a reply. If, however, the Track Cup does indeed get greenlit, we probably won’t see it unveiled until 2021 at the earliest.

  • nastinupe

    The M2 is the new E36 M3. I love it! basically the same size too.

    • Mr. EP9

      I’d say E46 but still, this is what the M3 should have been.

  • Six_Tymes

    and, you will still get the canted drivers seat for free. PASS

    • SteersUright

      the meds wear off?

  • Mr. EP9

    Quite possibly the best BMW made as of lately and definitely the one to go for.

  • SteersUright

    I actually really like how BMW is using the 2-series much like Porsche uses the 911, and is pumping out a bunch of performance variants off of the same platform.
    This is the most entertaining chassis BMW currently produces, so its nice to see. I do have 1 gripe though, the fact that that BMW still uses struts up front, knowing full well that struts are fundamentally flawed for great handling applications.

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