The most exciting M2 ever has arrived. The new M2 CS is making a web debut, followed by an auto show launch on November 19th, 2019. Most of the details on the 2020 BMW M2 CS are well known by now, with just a few secrets left.
According to BMW, the M2 CS can get fro 0-60 mph in 4.0 seconds flat with the optional seven-speed DCT and 4.2 seconds with a six-speed manual. This is the most powerful M2 yet, courtesy of a 3.0-liter twin-turbo S55 inline-six producing 444 horsepower and 406 lb-ft of torque, an increase of 39 hp compared to the M2 Competition. BMW says the M2 CS will hit 60 mph in 3.8 seconds when equipped with the seven-speed DCT but if you favor rowing your own gears, the six-speed manual car will do the sprint in four seconds on its way to a 174 mph top speed.
BMW developed the M2 CS alongside the BMW M2 CS Racing model, therefore it features a few racing inspired upgrades. For example, there are high cylinder pressures, with cylinder walls coated with a wire-arc spray instead of liners to save weight. Several carbon fiber parts, included the roof and part of the hood, help shave off some kilos.
Inside, it gets carbon fiber door pulls and door panel trim, as well as Alcantara everywhere and seemingly miles of contrast stitching. The center console is also made entirely of carbon fiber, which reduces weight by 50-percent over the standard car’s (around 6 lbs/2.7 kg).
The CS also adds Adaptive M suspension, which is a first for any M2 model. This new suspension gives drivers a choice of Comfort, Sport, and Sport+ modes. Two brake options will be available including base M Compound stoppers featuring 400-mm front vented disks and 380-mm rear vented disks with red-painted six-piston fixed front and four-piston fixed rear calipers. Optionally, for the first time on an M2, the CS can be equipped with an M Carbon Ceramic Brake package for reduced weight with greatly improved brake wear characteristics.
All M2 CS models ride on 19-inch Forged Y-spoke Style 763 wheels finished in either Gloss Jet Black or a Gold matt finish. The tires are sized 245/35R19 in the front and 265/35R19 in the rear and customers can choose between Michelin Cup 2 tires or mixed performance rubber.
Two of them are the unit allocation for the US market, as well as the MSRP. We already know that BMW plans to build around 2,200 units globally, so it’s fair to assume that a few hundred of them will come to America. In the end, this is the largest and most important market for ///M.