More power, a tweaked visual appeal & improved performance - the 2020 BMW M2 CS debuts as the ultimate M-powered pocket rocket.
If you thought the 405bhp BMW M2 Competition was a bit low on power (for reasons unknown!), BMW has put a very nice cherry on top of its M2 model range in the form of the 2020 M2 CS. As expected, the M2 CS takes things a notch above as it offers more power, enhanced visual appeal & even better performance.
Powering the M2 CS is the same 3.0-litre in-line six M TwinPower Turbo petrol motor that now produces 444bhp (same as the M3/M4), 39bhp more than the M2 Competition. The peak torque remains unchanged at 550Nm. To make purists happy, the 2020 M2 CS becomes the first BMW CS model to have a six-speed manual gearbox fitted as standard. The 7-speed M DCT transmission is available as an option. With the latter fitted though, the M2 CS has a 0-100km/h time of just 4.0 seconds, 0.2 seconds quicker than the M2 Competition.
To improve performance, the BMW M2 CS uses quite a lot of carbon-fibre reinforced plastic (CFRP). The material has been used in the hood (50 per cent lighter than the standard aluminium unit), new front splitter, rear diffuser, roof and the Gurney spoiler lip on the boot lid. A CFRP centre console further reduces the weight by around 2.7kg. Further, a dual-branch exhaust system features two electronically-controlled flaps and four stainless steel tailpipes bear an engraved M logo.
Standard equipment on the M2 CS comes in the form of an M Active Differential, Adaptive M suspension (with Comfort, Sport & Sport+ modes), M Sport brakes with red-painted callipers (M Carbon ceramic brakes are optional) and bucket-style M Sport seats from the M4 CS. The M2 CS rides on lightweight 19-inch Y-spoke forged wheels that are shod with specially-adapted Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 tyres.
To be available exclusively in Misano Blue, the 2020 BMW M2 CS will make its formal public appearance at the upcoming LA Motor Show.