EXCLUSIVE: A BMW M2 CS / CSL is in the planning stage

BMW M2, Rumors | February 27th, 2016 by 20
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A source close to BMWBLOG says the previously rumored BMW M2 CS / CSL is currently in the planning stage at BMW M. Rumors around …

A source close to BMWBLOG says the previously rumored BMW M2 CS / CSL is currently in the planning stage at BMW M. Rumors around an M2 CSL began even before the M2 Coupe was unveiled late last year with several independent reports have been citing their own sources.

The idea of an M2 CS / CSL makes a lot of sense, considering the regular M2 is already a great platform to begin with. The M4 GTS is the perfect example of what the M engineers can achieve starting with the production series car. Just like the track-ready GTS, the lightweight and also track-focused M2 could feature design cues like distinctive wheel arches creasing and a wing, while all the aerodynamic parts will be fixed.

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@TopSpeed

All CSL vehicles have had similar treatments to turn a standard BMW road car into a track monster. Given the Colin Chapman treatment, CSLs “add lightness”. They’re stripped out, widened, lowered and given more aggressive aerodynamics. This new car should be no different.

To go along with all of the aero and added lightness, the M2 CSL would also have quite a nice bump in power. The standard M2 is rumored to have around 370 hp, so expect a CSL to have closer to 400. With that much lower and the extra aerodynamics, the CSL would be one extreme track car.

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@X-Tom Design

That is essentially what an M2 CSL would be, a track oriented sports car. When paired to a 6-Speed manual, which hopefully will be available as the last CSL was SMG only, a CSL could be an excellent rival to the Porsche Cayman GT4.

20 responses to “EXCLUSIVE: A BMW M2 CS / CSL is in the planning stage”

  1. Icebreakerr says:

    awesome

  2. Icebreakerr says:

    Horatiu have you seen the lexux LC500. they have copied tiny things from the 6 series and gran lusso interior.. if i was in that market to buy a GT car. id take a 6 series anyday or maybe even the merc SL. the LC looks cheap on the inside imo

  3. Kaisuke971 says:

    If there was a 100 years special, that’s what it should be imo. This or an M7, as they both define what BMW is about (the pure sport cars or making a scalpel out of something ok driving-wise).

  4. TheBingoBalls says:

    Cue the “this is what the M2 should have been” comments…

  5. Me says:

    Soooo.. if the M2 what a limited production car that’s already basically sold out per another BMWBlog post.. are they only going to make one M2 CSL or what?

    • Julien says:

      The M2 have a limited production planning, it is not a limited edition car as was the 1M. The production can’t follow the demand. Here in Europe, we can still order a M2, but deliveries are for 2017 now…

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  7. Chris says:

    The M stages in general will be: M Performance < M < Competition < GTS < CSL
    So the CSL will be the most extreme M version.

    • Kaisuke971 says:

      CSL = GTS. They just feel bad calling a 1.5 tons car “CSL”, and that’s why a special M2 will more likely be called CSL. Weight-wise i have good feelings it can be E46 CSL light.

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