BMWBLOG can now report that the highly-awaited BMW M2 CS will be unveiled this fall. The M2 CS is going through its final testing stages and will head for production in March 2020. The production ready model will NOT be shown in Frankfurt, but rather shortly after and its public debut will be set for the 2019 Los Angeles Auto Show.
On the outside, the new M2 CS will receive a carbon fiber bonnet, a carbon fiber roof with a new design, carbon fiber front splitter, carbon fiber rear spoiler, carbon fiber rear diffuser and carbon fiber side mirrors. Inside, the upgrades are just as significant and they start with the carbon fiber center console, continuing with the carbon fiber door handle cover, Alcantara trim interior with contrast in red, an M2 CS badge, M Competition seats from the M4 CS and an Alcantara M Steering Wheel with red contrasts.
Performance wise, the S55 3.0 liter six-cylinder engine will make 450 horsepower and 550 Nm of torque which can be sent to the rear wheels via a standard six-speed manual transmission or the optional 7-speed Dual Clutch gearbox. A modified M Sport Exhaust System will provide that growly we all expect from a high-performance M car.
Other standard features include the Adaptive M Suspension, 19 inch 763M style wheels in either Jet Black high gloss or Gold matte. The braking power is provided by a standard M Sport braking system with red calipers or the optional, and more expensive, M-Carbon ceramic brake. There are also two tire options, CUP tires as standard or non-CUP option.
As we announced in the past, the production date is scheduled for March 2020 and will end in December 2020. It’s a limited run, as expected, so only around 2,200 are rumored to be produced. We can’t confirm that number now, but we’ll have more on that soon.