BMW M2 CS also to feature S55 engine, production March 2018April 11, 2017
Another exciting BMW M2 variant planned for the future is the CS version of the popular sportscar. Earlier today rumors of a future BMW M2 GTS surfaced again on the interwebs, giving us a glance in the the future of the M2 product. In December 2016, we wrote an article on the highly rumored BMW M2 CS being on its way to the market, as early as March 2018.
According to sources, the M2 CS will deliver around 400 hp, using a detuned S55 engine imported from the BMW M3 and M4. Another unconfirmed report from 2ertalk mentioned the same production date, but a slightly more powerful engine – 410 horsepower. No word on whether the M2 CS will be a limited edition product.
The new CS symbol CS on the boot stands for Clubsport and promises additional performance, which will indeed deliver thanks to revised engineering layouts. The M2 CS is likely to be available with the same six-speed manual and 7-speed M-DCT transmissions.
What remains a mystery for now are the additional performance-related changes that the M2 will offer. Possible enhancements to aerodynamics and some lightweight materials are the obvious choice, while a sports tuned suspension will bring the M2 CS closer to its rivals, like the Porsche Cayman GT4. The current M2 is scheduled to have its production run end at the end of 2017 which leaves room for the M2 CS in the following year, which will also feature the lifecycle impulse on the M2 design.