BMW M2 CS confirmed, will bookend current M2 generation

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The rumours that a new limited-run BMW M2 CS is on the way have been confirmed via BMW Blog, which writes the car will be lighter, and have more power than even the company’s latest Competition model.

The hardcore M2 CS will follow in the footsteps of the M4 CS and M3 CS, borrowing an engine from its larger sibling and losing some mass.

In this case, the M2 CS will have the same 3.0-litre twin-turbo straight-six from the M3 but could be tuned up from the 405 horsepower it makes currently.

The regular M2 already weighs sub-1500 kg without a driver, so adding some lightness will make the nimble coupe handle even better.

BMW took the M2 CS to the Nurburgring to do some tests and didn’t even bother to camouflage it except for some white tape. From what we saw in the pictures, the CS is lowered with an aggressive stance that eliminates the gap between the wheels and the body. A large front splitter with aerodynamic winglets has been added, along with a fixed rear wing.

The hotted-up car is scheduled to start production in March 2020 and depart in 2021, marking the end of the current-generation M2.

The M2 CS will be a fairly hot commodity, but there is no telling how many BMW plans to make yet. The M4 CS made it to 3,000 units worldwide, and the M3 CS only 1,200, so we expect it to be somewhere in between those two numbers.

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