LEAKED: The 2020 BMW M2 CS with 450 horsepower

BMW M2 | November 4th, 2019 by 15
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Unfortunately some magazines (and this one) jumped the gun and the all-new 2020 BMW M2 CS has been leaked exactly 24 hours before the embargo expiration. Our full details are coming up, but for now, let’s quickly recap what’s new on the BMW M2 CS. It gets a carbon fiber hood, a carbon fiber front splitter and a new carbon fiber roof help drop the curb weight of the M2 CS significantly. The roof has also been made with a new sandwich design that not only decreases weight and lowers the car’s center of gravity but it also increases the car’s structural rigidity.

There are new ball joints and elastomeric bearings added to the front and rear axles. The 2020 BMW M2 CS has been fitted with Adaptive M Suspension as standard, as well as M Sport brakes. The as-standard M Sport brakes aren’t carbon ceramics but they’re bigger than the standard M2 Competition’s. And they have red calipers. The carbon ceramics are available as an option on the M2 CS.

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The M2 CS gets 19-inch “Y-spoke” wheels that come in gloss black finish. Each front wheel weighs only 9 kg (about 20 lbs) and about 10 kg (22 lbs) out back. Those 19-inch wheels are wrapped in ultra-sticky Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 tires that have specifically been designed for the BMW M2 CS.

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Under the hood lies a modified version of the same S55 engine that powers the M2 Competition. That means it’s a 3.0 liter twin-turbocharged I6 engine with 450 hp and 405 lb-ft of torque. According to BMW, the M2 CS can get fro 0-60 mph in 4.0 seconds flat with the optional seven-speed DCT and 4.2 seconds with a six-speed manual.

When equipped with the DCT, there is also a transmission oil cooler. Three radiators, an oil cooler, two pumps in the oil pan, and an oil sump baffle are some of the mechanical upgrades of the M2 CS.

Inside, the BMW M2 CS feels as lightweight as it is. So it gets carbon fiber door pulls and door panel trim, as well as Alcantara everywhere and seemingly miles of contrast stitching. The center console is also made entirely of carbon fiber, which reduces weight by 50-percent over the standard car’s (around 6 lbs/2.7 kg). There’s also an uber-thick Alcantara steering wheel. For anyone that’s seen the interior of the BMW M4 CS, this will look very familiar. The M Competition seats are covered in black leather and Alcantara and feature the CS logo on the integrated headrests.

There is only one interior color and only four exterior colors: Alpine White, Misano Blue Metallic, Black Sapphire Metallic, and Hockenheim Silver Metallic.

There are still a few more details to share, so stay tuned for the full article.

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