BMW of North America has just announced the pricing for the latest M product. The BMW M2 CS will go on sale next year and has an MSRP $83,600 plus $995 Destination.
The car doesn’t come cheap, though. BMW this week confirmed a starting price of $84,595, which is just a couple of grand shy of the starting price of the 7-Series flagship sedan. The regular M2, which is certainly no slouch, starts at about $55,000.
We should point out that the M2 CS is a limited-edition model. Just 2,200 will be built for worldwide sale starting next March, and right now it isn’t clear how many of these will reach the United States. We’ve reached out to BMW for clarification and will update the article as soon as we hear back.
The M2 CS is powered by the twin-turbo 3.0-liter inline-six S55 engine also found in the larger M4 Coupe and Convertible. In the M2 CS, it produces a total of 444 horsepower and 406 lb-ft of torque, which is sent to the rear wheels through a standard six-speed manual transmission. A seven-speed dual-clutch transmission is one of the very few options.
This all adds up to an M2 that’s two-tenths of a second quicker to 60 mph than the base model. The manual gets there in 4 seconds while the dual-clutch version does it in 3.8 seconds. Odds are, in the right hands, it’s faster on a road course. Whether that incremental increase in speed is worth an extra $24,700 is questionable.