New details have emerged about this very special little car.
The first BMW M2 was an impressive sports car with its 3.0-liter turbocharged inline-six producing 365 horsepower. BMW then shoved the twin-turbocharged inline-six from the larger M4 under the hood, creating the 405-hp M2 Competition, which was even better. The company has been reportedly working on an even more hardcore version called the M2 CS, with test mules confirming these suspicions.
The M2 CS hasn't exactly been a tightly-kept secret - with the rumored specs having already been leaked - and now a Bimmerpost forum member claims to have new details from a private preview event in Belgium.
Forum member dgm3 posted the details of the car, which include: 450 hp, a manual transmission (or optional DCT), adaptive suspension, red brake calipers (or optional carbon ceramics), 763 M wheels in gold or black, Sport cup tires with no change in tire size, carbon fiber hood, roof, outside mirrors, trunk lip, front spoiler lip, rear diffuser, central console, and door handles, chrome CS badging, Alcantara interior trim, M4 Competition seats with red stitching, and M Performance exhaust.
The car will reportedly come in just four colors: Alpine White, Misano Blue, Hockenheim Silver, and Saphire Black. Only 2,200 cars will be built globally with a nine-month production set to begin in March 2020. BMW didn't mention any details about an even more hardcore CSL version after the CS.
If these details turn out to be true, the M2 CS could shape up to be one of the best M cars we've seen in recent years. The current M2 Competition is already fantastic with 405 hp, so 450 hp with all of the other upgrades could prove to be a recipe for perfection. With such a limited production run, we suspect the M2 CS could end up being a lot like the old 1 Series M, which appreciated in value immediately after going on sale.