The racing car version of the recently introduced BMW M2 CS will come to market in 2020. To be sold under the BMW M2 CS Racing name, the new compact racecar will start at 95,000 Euros. As with the predecessor models, the BMW M235i Racing and the BMW M240i Racing, several platforms around the world will be available to the new car apart from its main stomping grounds, the VLN Endurance Championship Nürburgring and the TC America. A Permit B version is planned for racing at the Nordschleife as part of the VLN.

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When it was unveiled last month, BMW said that M2 CS Racing uses a S55 3-liter twin-turbo mill under the hood and will have various amounts of power available so that it can be used in a wider range of motorsport events. The lowest level will be 280 HP while the top-end versions will have 365 HP. The power output can be selected by the customers, of course, depending on the Balance of Performance or Permit B classification. The torque figure remains untouched at 550 Nm (406 lb-ft) and is sent to the rear wheels through a 7-speed DCT gearbox that has been upgraded with specialist motorsport software.

Most of the technical details were kept behind closed doors, but a new press release issued today brings to light the remaining tech specs. So if you love car data or are interested in a new BMW M2 CS Racing, then this article should answer most of the questions.

Technical Data on the BMW M2 CS Racing.

Engine

Type: Six-cylinder in-line, four valves
Technology: BMW M TwinPower Turbo Technology, direct injection, Valvetronic
Capacity: 2,979 cc
Performance: 280 hp (205 kW) – 365 PS (268 kW) via power stick (depending on Balance of Performance or Permit B classification)
Torque: 550 Nm
Exhaust system: Motorsport-specific exhaust system with racing catalytic converters

Transmission

  •  7-speed dual-clutch transmission applied with motorsport software
  • Mechanical Drexler limited-slip differential with pre-load and separate cooling
  • Specially manufactured drive shafts
  • Wheel bearing modified for motorsport (rear axle)
  • Modified engine mounting

Assistance Systems

  •  Stability systems modified specifically by BMW M Motorsport (DSC/ABS)
  • Detailed adjustments to applications through use of numerous BMW works and customer racing drivers at different racetracks, with different tyre types and in diverse external conditions
  • Close collaboration with engineers from production development

Cockpit

  •  Standard air conditioning
  • Adjustable Sabelt Taurus XL seat (FIA 8855-1999) with M2 CS Racing embroidery
  • Schroth six-point safety harness (FIA 8853-2016)
  • AIM MXG 1.2 Racing Dash logger with colour display
  • Centre console with illuminated switch panel
  • Extended, adjustable steering columns with removable BMW Motorsport steering wheel with operating buttons and rocker switches
  • Extra-large rear-view mirror for better overview of the back
  • Rear-view mirror can be adjusted electrically
  • Optional:
    • Recaro P 1300 GT racing seat (FIA 8862-2009)
    • Race taxi seat
    • Preparation for drinking system
    • Weight box in line with FIA / SRO standard

Body

  •  Chassis with DMSB-certified welded safety roll cage (in line with FIA regulations), manufactured by BMW M Motorsport
  • CFC roof like the BMW M2 CS
  • Rear side-windows of Makrolon® with tank filler neck
  • Front splitter
  • Motorsport rear wing, adjustable
  • Air jack system
  • Bonnet and boot quick-release locks
  • Weight-reduced motorsport wire harness
  • Tow rings front and rear in line with regulations
  • External charging port for battery
  • Powerful additional light for 24-hour races (optional)

Tank

  • FT3 safety fuel tank
  • Capacity: 84 litres
  • Fuelling possible from both sides of the car
  • Vent line secured by roll valve
  • Optional: Endurance tank with a capacity of 120 litres (available as of the end of 2020)

Chassis

  • Three-level adjustable anti-roll bars front and rear
  • Specially modified motorsport dampers (ZF Sachs) front and rear
  • Springs available with three spring ratings each for front and rear axle (optional)
  • Motorsport-specific steering connections
  • Specially reworked spring dome on front axle for enhanced configuration options for the wheel camber
  • Spherical front-axle and rear-axle suspension
  • Chassis already prepared for spring deflection sensors

Wheels/Tyres

  • Cup version:
    • 10.5×18 inch aluminium rims design 513M in matt black
    • Tyres: MICHELIN slick 27/65-18 S9L
  • 5-hole mounting
  • Studs on the wheel hub for easy fitting

Brakes

  • 6-piston fixed yoke front, Alcon
  • Brake disc diameter: 380 mm
  • 4-piston fixed yoke rear, production M2 CS
  • Brake disc diameter: 380 mm
  • Twin-flow air brake cooling

CO2 EMISSIONS & CONSUMPTION.
Combined fuel consumption in l/100 km: 10.4–9.4; combined CO2 emissions in g/km: 238–214.