The 444-horsepower BMW M2 CS is here
While the regular 2 Series went front-wheel-drive on the Mini platform, BMW is also planning to replace the M2 with a rear/all-wheel-drive coupé, which enthusiasts await with great expectation. Yet until the M2’s replacement happens, the 2020 M2 CS is your ticket to sports car heaven, with 39 more horsepower than an M2 Competition and just 13 hp shy of the M4 CS. And since only 2200 will be built, these swansong M2s should be gone in no time.
As first reported by Jalopnik, with 444 horsepower comes 406 lb-ft of torque, which is good for a 0–60 run in four seconds with the stick or 3.8 with the seven-speed DCT automatic. Other hardware upgrades include standard Adaptive M suspension, a new dual-branch exhaust system with electronically-controlled valves, and a whole lot of carbon fiber—the hood, roof, mirror housings, rear diffuser, spoiler, and front splitter are all made of lightweight CFRP. Inside the cabin, you’ll also find a composite center transmission tunnel console surrounded by acres of Alcantara.
On top of 2200 street-spec M2 CS units, BMW is also releasing the M2 CS Racing for the track.
BMW hasn’t announced weight or U.S. allocation information yet, but the 2020 M2 CS sure looks like the hottest small BMW coupé for years to come. Scroll through the gallery and start checking your savings account.