The latter is a first for the M2 offering and should make it even more desirable.
The BMW M2 CS is today's best distillation of everything a BMW M product ought to be: Plenty of power from a straight-six engine, loads of fun from a driven rear axle, and pure driver engagement from an available manual gearbox. As a result, the G87 BMW M2 will need to be quite something to live up to its predecessor. Fortunately, it seems that things are off to a good start, as the 'warm' M240i will already be close to the performance of the current 'hot' M2. As for the new M2, BMW Blog is reporting more reasons for us to stay positive about the smallest coupe Munich offers.
According to one of the blog's contributors, both a six-speed manual and an eight-speed automatic will be available with the latest M2, just as they are with the current M3 and M4. Paired with an estimated 450 horsepower - at least until more powerful special editions arrive - the G87 M2 will be loads of fun. But as the cheapest M product, it never got the whole nine yards in terms of customization. That is changing though, as the same report says that the new M2 will get access to BMW Individual colors for the first time ever, making it even more attractive.
While this will be the first time that the extended color palette will be available for the regular M2, there has been one occasion where an M2 CS got special paint. Finished in BMW Individual Birch Green, the results were stunning. As for what colors will be made available for the car, we have no clue. That said, we wouldn't be surprised if the palette included many of the M3/M4 offerings. Among these are stunning shades like Signal Green, Speed Yellow, Twilight Purple metallic, and Ruby Red metallic. Whatever hues we do get access to, it seems that the new BMW M2 will be worth the wait.