One of BMW's best M cars just got better.
For many enthusiasts, the BMW M2 CS is the ultimate M car and one of the best sports cars the Bavarian automaker has built in a long time, but the best can always get better. German tuner Manhart has a new one-off version of BMW's superb sports coupe dubbed the MH2 GTR.
Built as a successor to Manhart's MH4 GTR inspired by the M4 Champion Edition racecar, the M2 CS has been upgraded with a slew of visual and technical enhancements that make it more extreme than the already-hardcore standard car. Under the hood, the standard M2 CS is powered by the M4 Competition's 3.0-liter twin-turbo straight-six tuned to produce 444 hp and 406 lb-ft of torque.
This level of power is already enough to make the M2 CS dance during prolonged powerslides, but Manhart has cranked up the output to a whopping 600 horsepower and a momentous 612 lb-ft of torque. To extract more power, Manhart has fitted a turbo performance kit, a new intercooler, and a carbon intake.
Other upgrades include a remapped ECU and a stainless steel exhaust system with valve control. To effectively transfer all this power to the rear wheels, the M2 CS' seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission has been upgraded. Like the MH4 GTR, the modified M2 CS wears a BMW M Motorsport-inspired racing livery.
Manhart's monstrous M2 CS rides on 20-inch forged wheels finished in matte black, wrapped in grippy Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 255/30ZR20 tires at the front and 295/25ZR20 tires at the back. Thanks to upgraded suspension, the MH2 GTR is more agile than the standard M2 CS, making it even more fun to hoon around corners at high speed.
Rounding off the upgrades, the cockpit is fitted with Recaro sports seats, carbon steering wheel spokes, and a data display in the center console. Manhart hasn't said how much its one-off creation cost, but its owner would have certainly paid a lot more than the standard car, which retails for $83,600. Let's hope Manhart also works its magic on the new BMW M5 CS, too.