BMW M2 CS could pack 445 hp and six-speed manual
Recently, we saw some spy photos of the upcoming BMW M2 CS, the more extreme version of the already pretty impressive M2 Competition. Despite seeing some very early spy photos of the M2 CS, there’s no much known about it. We know it will be lighter, likely more powerful and sharper than the M2 Competition but specifics are still unknown. Though, some info may be trickling out.
According to a recent Bimmerpost, erm, post, the BMW M2 CS will get quite a bit more power than the M2 Competition. In fact, it’s said that the M2 CS will even be more powerful than the M4 Competition Package. This post claims that it will pack a whopping 445 hp from the same 3.0 liter twin-turbo “S55” inline-six engine as the M2 Comp.
What’s interesting about that is that BMW claimed the M2 Competition couldn’t make more than 405 hp because of the limited air intake through it smaller Kidney Grilles and front end. Either BMW figured something out or lied then, because the upcoming M2 CS makes 40 hp more, according to this rumor. There were also rumors that BMW didn’t want to give the M2 Comp more power than the M3/M4, so as to not step on the legends’ toes, but maybe BMW is giving its smallest M car more freedom with the current M3/M4 dying soon.
Thankfully, for enthusiasts, a six-speed manual transmission is said to still be on the table. While more and more BMWs — as well as all sports cars around the world — drop the manual gearbox, the BMW M2 CS is said to retain it, along with the seven-speed DCT.
While it’s unlikely that any details we hear about options for the BMW M2 CS are accurate, this report is saying that it could even get a new color — Misano Blue. That’s an interesting choice for the M2 CS and actually sounds like it would look quite good.
We’re excited to learn more about the M2 CS and we’ll provide as many details as we can as soon as we can.[Source: Bimmerpost via Car Scoops]