WOODCLIFF LAKE, New Jersey – BMW M has completed another step in the evolution of the BMW M2 and it’s due for global launch during 2020 – a high-performance M2 CS coupe which, its maker says, ”blends racetrack optimisation with everyday usability as the most capable version of M’s smallest model”.
Power and torque are rated provisionally at 331kW and 550Nm, New composite fibre body panels have sloughed weight, lowered the centre of gravity and improved aerodynamics and carbon fibre and Alcantara have softened the cabin.
An M2 CS Racing model has been created, too, as an entry model for customer racing.
The 2020 BMW M2 CS Coupe had its world debut at Automobility LA on November 20 2019.
The heart of the car is an uprated S55 three-litre six with BMW TwinPower Turbo technology to reach 100km/h in 3.8sec when equipped with the seven-speed dual clutch transmission and in four seconds with a six-speed manual.
The exhaust is routed through a unique-to-the-M2 CS dual-branch exhaust with electronically controlled valves and two twin-exhaust pipes. The exhaust sound can be controlled by the M Engine Dynamics control switch.
The rear five-link suspension’s control arms and wheel hubs are forged aluminum. The light steel rear subframe is bolted directly to the body frame without any flexible rubber bushings to improve rear-wheel direction and stability.
Standard brakes use 400mm front and 380mm rear disks. Red six-piston fixed front and four-piston fixed rear calipers apply the stopping power.
Ceramic brakes are an option inside forged 19” rims with performance tyres. Wheel sizes are 9.0 x 19” front and 10.0 x 19” rear.
Mounted tyres are sized 245/35R19 front and 265/35R19 rear.