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2020 BMW M2 CS Coupe announced

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BMW has unveiled the high-performance 2020 M2 CS coupe. BMW has unveiled the high-performance 2020 M2 CS coupe. Photo courtesy of BMW

BMW has announced the next step in the evolution of the BMW M2, the M2 CS coupe.

The new high-performance coupe blends racetrack optimization with everyday usability to create the most capable version of M’s smallest model.

Power and torque are listed at 444 hp and 406 lb-ft (preliminary), an increase of 39 hp over the M2 Competition. Newly available, select CFRP body panels and components help reduce weight, lower the center of gravity and improve aerodynamics. Exclusive Carbon Fiber and Alcantara interior trim help set this M2 apart from all previous versions.

The new M2 CS has also been developed side by side with the new M2 CS Racing model, which will be offered by BMW Motorsport as a new entry model into customer racing. BMW M GmbH and BMW Motorsport worked closely together to take the learnings from the M2 street car and from the M4 GT4 customer program and apply them to the new M2 CS Racing model. A level of cooperation which we will see repeated with select limited edition M models in the future.

The 2020 BMW M2 CS Coupe will make its World Debut at Automobility LA on November 20th 2019.


S55 Powerplant
The heart of the new BMW M2 CS is an uprated S55 3.0-liter inline 6-cylinder engine with BMW TwinPower Turbo technology. Producing 444 hp at 6,250 rpm and 406 lb-ft of torque between 2,350 – 5,500 rpm (preliminary), the power plant allows the M2 CS to accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in 3.8 seconds when equipped with the 7-speed dual clutch (DCT) transmission and in 4.0 seconds when equipped with the 6-speed manual.

The wide, flat torque curve, the linear build-up of power and a 7,600 rpm redline mean that the engine is ready to deliver an exhilarating experience at a moment’s notice. Two, quick-spooling mon-scroll turbochargers, High precision direct injection, Valvetronic variable valve timing and Double-Vanos fully variable cam timing deliver lighting fast responses of power to the driver’s throttle inputs.

6-Speed Manual and 7-Speed DCT Transmissions
The new BMW M2 CS comes standard with a six-speed manual gearbox, which is notable for its compact design and light weight. The use of a carbon-fiber friction lining enhances the manual shift feel. The BMW M2 CS is equipped with rev-matching technology which blips the throttle on downshifts and lowers the engine’s revs on upshifts, making gear changes even smoother. This lends the car additional stability during hard driving on the track. Rev-matching is deactivated when DSC is switched off.

The seven-speed M Double Clutch Transmission (M DCT with Drivelogic) is available as an option. This system effectively combines two gearboxes, each with its own clutch, and enables either extremely fast gear changes with no interruption in the flow of power or ultra-smooth shifts. The driver can change gears either in automated or manual mode by using the gearshift lever on the center console or shift paddles on the M leather steering wheel. In both automatic and manual modes, Drivelogic provides the driver with a choice between three preconfigured driving programs: COMFORT, SPORT and SPORT+.

Standard Adaptive M Suspension, chassis and steering
The BMW M2 CS comes standard with the Adaptive M suspension, previously unavailable on the M2 models. The new fitted suspension gives the driver a choice of Comfort, Sport and Sport+ modes, each with different damper settings.

Comfort mode provides excellent everyday usability on varied surface conditions. Sport mode offers a setting for tuned for winding roads while Sport+ is designed to minimize body motion on track environments. The level of steering assistance is also varied as part of the three suspension modes.

The rear five-link suspension’s control arms and wheel hubs are made from forged aluminum. The rear, lightweight, steel subframe is bolted directly to the body frame without any flexible rubber bushings to improve rear wheel direction and stability.

CFRP Exterior components
The BMW M2 features carefully selected use of CFRP in its exterior panels and components to not only reduce weight but also improve cooling and aerodynamics.
The new CFRP hood weighs half of the weight of a similar steel hood while incorporating functional air vents, finished in High-Gloss Black, which help increase front end downforce and aid in engine cooling.

The CFRP roof, offered for the first time on the M2, is made from a rigid, sandwich construction which requires no roof bow components nor insulation while still providing the required acoustic properties. Together, the new roof and hood help lower the M2 CS’s center of gravity for improved agility.

Also made form CFRP are the front splitter, the rear spoiler, rear diffuser and M twin-stalk exterior mirrors. The front and rear spoilers along with the diffuser work together to optimize air flow underneath the car and to further increase downforce.


The M2 CS comes with an extensive list of standard equipment including:

  • 6-Speed Manual transmission
  • Adaptive M Suspension
  • Active M Differential
  • 19-inch Forged Jet Black M Style 763M wheels with mixed performance tires
  • CFRP roof
  • CFRP hood
  • CFRP front spoiler, rear spoiler, rear diffuser and mirror caps,
  • Front Power, Heated M Competition Seats
  • M Seat Belts
  • Dynamic Cruise Control
  • Ambient Interior Lighting
  • Navigation
  • Harman/ Kardon Premium Sound System
  • Shadowline exterior trim
  • Anthracite Headliner
  • M Alcantara Steering Wheel
  • Apple CarPlay Compatibility
  • Adaptive Full LED headlights
  • Universal Garage Door opener
  • Rear View camera and Park distance control

Optional equipment includes:

  • 7-Speed DCT transmission with Drivelogic
  • M Carbon Ceramic brakes
  • Matt Gold wheel finish
  • Michelin Cup 2 tires

— Press release courtesy of BMW

Matt M. Myftiu

Matt Myftiu has been a journalist for two decades with a focus on technology, NASCAR and autos.

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