Earlier this year, we’ve learned that the 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 and for now, we know that at least BMW is considering launching a more track-oriented M2. 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.
Based on this info, rendering artists have already begun to draw their own interpretation of the BMW M2 CSL. The render below shows an M2 with an aggressive bodykit reminiscent of the 3.0 CSL or even the more recent 3.0 CSL Hommage. A carbon fiber kit starts at the front and extends to the side and rear, proving additional aerodynamic properties while increasing downforce. The extremely flared wheel arches ensure maximum stability and cornering on the track. The oversize CSL-like rear wing adds the final touch on this unrealistic version of the M2.
To go along with all of the aero and added lightness, a future 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 all the racing goodies and extra aerodynamics, the CSL would be one extreme track car.[Photo: YASID Design]