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Look on in awe at the BMW M2 CS

By Trent Giunco, 05 Nov 2019 News

Look on in awe at the BMW M2 CS

Images and details of the powerhouse M2 flagship released online

This is the ultimate BMW 2 Series – an all-out final edition for the current model with the famed CS moniker on its boot.

And we’re seeing it before we should, with Jalopnik revealing the M2 CS undisguised in all its beefed-up and carbonfibre-festooned goodness.

According to Jalopnik, only 2200 will be built, with global allocations and pricing for all markets yet to be revealed.

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Jalopnik claims that the CS will run an amped-up version of the S55 twin-turbo straight six, packing an M4-rivalling 331kW and 550Nm.

With a six-speed manual the CS will cover the 0-60mph (97km/h) dash in 4.0 seconds, while the seven-speed DCT lowers that marker by two tenths to 3.8sec.

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Although it’s not just about power upgrades, with the CS gaining a new exhaust system with electronically controlled valves – so it should sound angrier.

For the first time, Adaptive M suspension will be fitted to the M2 to give the already compliant two-door coupe an extra layer of on-road sophistication.

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The roof is now carbonfibre, reducing the weight and lowering the centre of gravity of the standard M2. However, the carbon treatment extends further to the engine bay, rear diffuser and spoiler, front splitter and door mirrors.

Externally, the CS also gains new wheels and more aggro bodywork with an M3/M4 CS-style bonnet scoop.

Inside, Alcantara is swathed across many surfaces, including the thick-rimmed M Sport steering wheel, centre console (which is also carbonfibre), dash and body-hugging front seats. M2 CS badging can also be found on the kick plates, while the CS logo is woven into the Alcantara dash trim.

What do you think? Would you prefer the brawny M2 or will you wait for the upcoming BMW M4?