2020 BMW M2 CS Goes Official With 444 HP, A Six-Speed Manual And Carbon Fiber Galore

The 2020 BMW M2 CS got an early unveiling yesterday, but now the company has released official details about the upcoming coupe.

Set to debut at the Los Angeles Auto Show later this month, the 2020 M2 CS features a 3.0-liter TwinPower Turbo six-cylinder engine that produces an estimated 444 hp (331 kW / 450 PS) and 406 lb-ft (550 Nm) of torque.

The engine can be connected to either a six-speed manual or a seven-speed dual clutch gearbox. With the manual, the car can accelerate from 0-60 mph (0-96 km/h) in 4.0 seconds before hitting a top speed of up to 174 mph (280 km/h). The optional dual-clutch transmission lowers the 0-60 mph (0-96 km/h) time by 0.2 seconds, but the top speed remains unchanged.

Besides being more powerful than the M2 Competition, the M2 CS has an Active M Differential and an Adaptive M suspension. The latter is all-new to the M2 lineup and it features Comfort, Sport and Sport+ modes.

When it comes time to stop, drivers will be happy to know the car has a high-performance braking system. It features six-piston calipers and 15.7-inch (400 mm) discs up front as well as four-piston calipers and 15-inch (380 mm) discs out back.

Drivers who plan to spend time on the track can upgrade to optional M Carbon Ceramic Brakes which are being offered on the M2 for the first time. BMW didn’t say much about them, but noted they’re lighter than the standard brakes and offer “increased thermal resistance capabilities under extreme track driving conditions.”

Speaking of carbon, the M2 CS has it in spades as the model is equipped with a number of a carbon fiber reinforced plastic components.  Key among them are the hood and roof which reduce weight and help to lower the car’s center of gravity.  Other carbon fiber components include the front splitter, rear spoiler, rear diffuser and mirror caps.

The M2 CS will be available in four different colors – Alpine White, Misano Blue Metallic, Black Sapphire Metallic and Hockenheim Silver Metallic – and the model will ride on 19-inch wheels with either a Matte Gold or High-Gloss Jet Black finish.  Another detail worth mentioning is the car’s unique exhaust system with electronically-controlled valves and engraved “///M” logos.

Moving into the cabin, drivers will find M Competition seats which are covered in leather and Alcantara upholstery and feature red contrast stitching as well as embroidered stripes on the headrests.  Alcantara is abundant elsewhere as the material also covers the sport steering wheel, center console and dashboard trim section.

Getting back to the center console, it’s constructed out of carbon fiber reinforced plastic.  This helps to reduce weight by over 6 lbs (2.7 kg).

BMW declined to mention the car’s overall weight, but the company confirmed US-spec models will come equipped with adaptive LED headlights, a rearview camera and park distance control.  The model will also have ambient interior lighting, dynamic cruise control and an infotainment system with GPS navigation as well as Apple CarPlay compatibility.  Other niceties include a universal garage door opener and a Harman / Kardon premium audio system.

The 2020 BMW M2 CS will go into production in March and the car will only be available for one model year.  German pricing starts at €95,000 while UK customers will need to shell out £75,320.  Unfortunately, there’s no word on how much Americans will have to pay.

Standard Equipment:

  • 6-Speed Manual transmission
  • Adaptive M Suspension
  • Active M Differential
  • 19-inch Forged Jet Black M Style 763M wheels with mixed performance tires
  • CFRP roof
  • CFRP hood
  • CFRP front spoiler, rear spoiler, rear diffuser and mirror caps,
  • Front Power, Heated M Competition Seats
  • M Seat Belts
  • Dynamic Cruise Control
  • Ambient Interior Lighting
  • Navigation
  • Harman/ Kardon Premium Sound System
  • Shadowline exterior trim
  • Anthracite Headliner
  • M Alcantara Steering Wheel
  • Apple CarPlay Compatibility
  • Adaptive Full LED headlights
  • Universal Garage Door opener
  • Rear View camera and Park distance control

Optional equipment includes:

  • 7-Speed DCT transmission with Drivelogic
  • M Carbon Ceramic brakes
  • Matt Gold wheel finish
  • Michelin Cup 2 tires


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  • Six_Tymes



    the last brand new BMW with manual parking brake

  • Perry F. Bruns

    And a non-ridiculous grille.

  • Knotmyrealname

    Gold wheels?

  • Arct1c

    BMW interiors get dated quickly. Other than that, this is absolutely beautiful! I hope the next one has a small grille like this one.

  • Emoto

    Almost all the performance of a Camaro SS for twice the price. Yay?

  • Infinite1

    Love it

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