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2020 BMW M2 CS Will Be Heavy On Power And Performance

BMW will launch its M2 coupe with a performance-enhanced CS model. According to insiders, the M2 CS, which will be unveiled at the 2019 Frankfurt Motor Show in September, has been spotted in camouflage testing at Germany’s 12.9-mile Nurburgring race track in recent months.

Production of the M2 CS is expected to begin next March and run until December 2020, which suggests that there will be a limited number of models produced. The CS is expected to sport a more aggressive look than the standard M2 and M2 Competition. The performance coupe will be heavy on carbon fiber with 444 horsepower.

The most significant changes are a larger rear spoiler built into the trunk lid and a more assertive front bumper design. The car is expected to be equipped with Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 tires and carbon ceramic brakes, which aren’t available on the current M2 Competition. The M2 CS will also include the same wheels as the M3 and M4 CS. Buyers will have the option of either gloss black or matte gold 19-inch forged alloy wheels.

According to Evo, the M2 CS will be powered by the same S55-spec 3.0-liter turbocharged straight-six-cylinder engine as the existing M3 and M4. The new car is expected to generate M3 and M4’s power output of 425bhp, though it may also match the 454bhp output of the M3 CS and M4 CS. Although the engine will come standard with a six-speed manual transmission, buyers may have the option of a seven-speed dual-clutch.

The M2 CS is naturally planned with a lightweight design that will include a carbon fiber roof, hood, lip spoiler, front splitter, rear wing, wing mirror caps and diffuser at the rear.

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As for the interior, BMW will likely equip the new M2 CS with lighter front seats and simpler bare door cards to reduce additional weight. Given that BMW lists the M2 Competition for $58,900 for the M2 Competition, the M double-clutch automatic transmission is an additional $2,900 and the M Driver package is another $2,500, the CS will cost perhaps $5,000 more than the M2 Competition.

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