2020 BMW M2 CS Looks Like The Small Sports Coupe Of Our Dreams

Ever since the 1M Coupe broke cover nearly 9 years ago, BMW has constantly upped the game in the segment. Its successor, the M2, debuted in 2015 and was updated, and renamed the M2 Competition, last spring.

Now, the Germans are working on the M2 CS, a more hardcore version of the sports coupe, which is currently in testing phase. Snapped at the Nurburgring, it looks like a proper contender to the likes of the Porsche Cayman GT4.

Also Watch: Chris Harris Finds BMW M2 Competition More Exciting Than The M3

A true car aimed at driving enthusiasts, it’s expected to retain the 3.0-liter, twin-turbo inline-six of the Competition, albeit tuned to 444 HP. That’s 39 HP more than the Competition which, combined with a weight loss, will help it hit the 60 mph (96 km/h) mark in less than 4 seconds. The M2 Competition can do it in 4.0 seconds when equipped with the dual-clutch gearbox, and a couple of tenths more with the stick shift.

Helping shave some precious weight be a carbon fiber roof, front spliter, hood, side mirror caps, rear diffuser and spoiler. The lightweight material will be used inside as well, on the seats, door handles and center console.

According to reports, BMW might put a cap on the production, making the CS in just 2,200 units. Whatever the case might be, we expect it to bow at the Los Angeles Auto Show in November.

 

  • Holmer_k

    Truth. My ’07 335 was bigger Inside and out than my bosses ’83 7 series.

  • Jay Ely

    Those paying a premium on any performance car expect performance AND styling.. Not one or the other.. And to say “nothing over-styled or opulent to distract from the act of driving”… Come on man.. You sound like a salesman!
    Supra has less power, but still runs 4 sec to 60.. I agree with Steersuright.

    • Urjiminy

      But it’s true! I sound like a salesman? You sound shallow. The M2 comp already looks perfect inside and out, I wouldn’t change a thing. Some of us are introverts and don’t want our performance cars to stand out too much – without being ugly or boring. This is why the M2 is so good because it strikes that perfect balance. The interior, also, recalls early BMW’s – the 2002, the E30, cars like those were spartan yet elegant – the M2 pulls that off just as well.

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