A new source claims the BMW M2 CS will be even more powerful than the M4 Competition.
We’ve known for some time now that BMW is cooking up an even hotter version of the M2 Competition. Rumors have suggested the new hardcore M2 will be either be called the CS or bring back the fabled CSL moniker. While the name hasn’t officially been confirmed, a reliable source from Bimmerpost claims it will adopt the CS badge. New technical details about the M2 CS have also emerged, suggesting the hardcore sports coupe will be even more powerful than we thought.
While the M2 Competition is powered by the M4’s S55 3.0-liter twin-turbo inline-six detuned to 405 hp, the M2 CS will reportedly increase that output to 445 hp. That would make it even more powerful than the 444-hp M4 Competition pack. Purists will also be happy to learn that BMW will allegedly offer the M2 CS with a six-speed manual transmission and an available dual-clutch gearbox, just like the M2 Competition.
According to the source, four paint options will be available for the M2 CS: Black Sapphire, Alpine White, Hockenheim Silver, and Misano Blue. Unlike the M2 Competition, the M2 CS will come with a carbon fiber roof as standard and optional carbon ceramic brakes. As for the cabin, the source predicts that a black leather interior will be the only option with an optional Alcantara steering wheel and other unique interior trimmings. Allegedly, the BMW M2 CS will go on sale later this year.
What still hasn’t been confirmed, however, is the price. The 2019 M4 CS was priced at $103,100 and doesn’t even include a manual transmission – that’s around $30,000 more than the M4 Competition. The M2 Competition starts at $58,900, so expect BMW to charge a significant premium for the CS model. Production could also be limited to 1,000 units, which would bump the price up even higher.