Looks like the hardcore BMW M2 CS will be even more exclusive than the M4 CS.
With all the buzz surrounding the reveal of the new M5, you’d be forgiven for forgetting that a hardcore M2 CS is also in the works. BMW still hasn’t acknowledged its existence, but spy shots and videos have shown the souped-up M2 being put through its paces. While we’re still waiting for the official reveal, new details have emerged suggesting that the M2 CS will be extremely limited. According to Motor.es via BMWBlog, the M2 CS will be strictly limited to just 1,000 units, making it more exclusive than the M4 CS which has a production run of 3,000 examples.
Orders for the M2 CS will allegedly start in January 2018 before deliveries commence in May. Due to the high demand and limited availability, only selected BMW M dealers will have an M2 CS in showrooms. The M2 CS will also reportedly be sold in special colors to distinguish it from its standard sibling, including Silver Hockenheim and Sunset Orange. Unlike the standard M2 which is restricted to one interior option, the M2 CS will feature sports seats wrapped in black Dakota leather with a choice of Polar Blue or Kyalami Orange contrast stitching. Customers will also be able to choose between standard or plush perforated leather.
The M2 CS promises to make one of the best BMW M cars in recent years even better. BMW is expected to give the M2 an engine transplant using the 3.0-liter S55 engine from the M3 and M4. It wouldn’t make sense for the M2 CS to be more powerful than its bigger M4 CS brother, though, so power output is expected to be around 400 horsepower compared to the standard M2’s 365 hp. To cope with the extra muscle, the M2 CS will benefit from beefier brakes along with an improved chassis and suspension. The M2 CS will reportedly be revealed either at the Los Angeles Auto Show in November or the Detroit Auto Show in January, so we shouldn’t have to wait too long for its arrival.