M2 CS

M2 CS

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ratty6464

Original Poster:

590 posts

175 months

Saturday 11th February 2017
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Interesting reading the PH report on the facelift M2 and the comments on a potential M2 CS with the engine from the M3/4.

I've put a speculative deposit down at a dealer and will keep an eye on press updates over the coming months. Anyone else in the same boat?

Goater2

12 posts

60 months

Saturday 11th February 2017
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Me tomorrow.
Although I have a current M2 and think it's absolutely brilliant. A bit concerned about the "better" engine

ratty6464

Original Poster:

590 posts

175 months

Saturday 11th February 2017
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How do you find the steering in your current M2? For me the steering is one of the main let downs of the M4 compared to the e92 comp pack. Wondered if the M2 is any better and also if it will be a focus point for improvement in the CS

Goater2

12 posts

60 months

Saturday 11th February 2017
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I have a m135 and the M2 is miles better, however my wife has a golf R and I prefer the steering in that to both.
New steering (electric) is crap. The M2 is ok, m135 is bad (although great car, steering main let down).

Inverted

1,987 posts

174 months

Sunday 12th February 2017
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Put a deposit down about 6 months ago. Needs to be different enough from the normal M2 to interest me. Would have preferred the full CSL treatment but looks like that will be a while off if it does happen.

disad-vantage-d

794 posts

185 months

Sunday 12th February 2017
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I've had a deposit down since last year, with a view to seeing how things develop, then I at least have the option.
When I placed my deposit the belief was that the car would be a CSL, but since then CS seems to have become the mooted nomenclature. This has prompted me to question whether BMW will make both?

ratty6464

Original Poster:

590 posts

175 months

Sunday 12th February 2017
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From the snipits around it seems possible they will make a CS for 2018 then maybe a run out csl low volume version at the end of the series production in 2020.

But with all those variants it may be a bit excessive. I'd love something to compete with a Cayman gt4. E.g. Engine from big brother, sorted steering and suspension and a manual gearbox. Not massive concerned with it being a track warrior like the m4 GTS. In that sense the m2 CS and m4 GTS, could be positioned like the Porsche Cayman GT4 and the 911 GT3 RS

anonymous-user

19 months

Monday 13th February 2017
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Hi guys will any dealer take a deposit and do you have to have a history to place one?

griff7

752 posts

130 months

Monday 13th February 2017
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Put my deposit down March last year but if it is only a CS then probably wont bother and will wait for the CSL if they do one .

ratty6464

Original Poster:

590 posts

175 months

Monday 13th February 2017
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jsd14 said:
Hi guys will any dealer take a deposit and do you have to have a history to place one?
I believe anyone can put a deposit down and get a place. Just double check what position you are on the list as it will vary on dealer

Welshbeef

43,973 posts

163 months

Thursday 16th February 2017
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ratty6464 said:
From the snipits around it seems possible they will make a CS for 2018 then maybe a run out csl low volume version at the end of the series production in 2020.

But with all those variants it may be a bit excessive. I'd love something to compete with a Cayman gt4. E.g. Engine from big brother, sorted steering and suspension and a manual gearbox. Not massive concerned with it being a track warrior like the m4 GTS. In that sense the m2 CS and m4 GTS, could be positioned like the Porsche Cayman GT4 and the 911 GT3 RS
With an enormous price tag to boot.

With speculative deposits what risk is there to the punter? Let's say the price is multiples of what you expected it to be and can afford do you lose the deposit given it's purely speculative?

georgejoshington

300 posts

127 months

Friday 17th February 2017
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Welshbeef said:
With an enormous price tag to boot.

With speculative deposits what risk is there to the punter? Let's say the price is multiples of what you expected it to be and can afford do you lose the deposit given it's purely speculative?
Speculative deposit is fully refundable.

ratty6464

Original Poster:

590 posts

175 months

Saturday 18th February 2017
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Once the car is officially announced they call you in to have a chat and review the spec. At that point you decide to go ahead or have your money back

WCZ

8,414 posts

159 months

Monday 10th July 2017
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~£70k imo

ratty6464

Original Poster:

590 posts

175 months

Monday 10th July 2017
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Wouldn't be surprised if its £65k+. Just don't know if it will be worth it. But hey I passed up on a brand new 1M because I thought it was too much for a 1 series...

mwstewart

6,060 posts

153 months

Tuesday 11th July 2017
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Aes87 said:
If BMW put another epic naturally aspirated straight 6, like the one from the nineties in the Z3 M and E36 M3, into the M2 with a proper manual and with the same steering rack as those cars, I would then attempt to sell a non-essential organ to buy one. At the very least ditch the turbos and tweak the 3.0L I say! It won't be as good as the original 3.2, but it will help matters.
Lol. I would do the same. If only!

Alex L

2,457 posts

219 months

Tuesday 11th July 2017
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I too have had a speculative deposit down for a while and hoping it might be the stepping stone to get me on the GTS list.

s99ane

1,262 posts

199 months

Tuesday 11th July 2017
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My dealership wouldnt take a deposit but accepted a letter of intent as thats BMW UK policy?

They contacted me over a month ago about the M2 CS/GTS order process.

They will not get allocations, you have to apply online and are vetted and told if you will get a car.

Andy OH

1,808 posts

215 months

Tuesday 11th July 2017
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s99ane said:
My dealership wouldnt take a deposit but accepted a letter of intent as thats BMW UK policy?

They contacted me over a month ago about the M2 CS/GTS order process.

They will not get allocations, you have to apply online and are vetted and told if you will get a car.
I was told exactly the same, and was also told it would help if you were an existing M2 owner. I do own an M2 but I'm not looking to get an M2 CS.

Gareth220

118 posts

47 months

Tuesday 11th July 2017
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s99ane said:
My dealership wouldnt take a deposit but accepted a letter of intent as thats BMW UK policy?

They contacted me over a month ago about the M2 CS/GTS order process.

They will not get allocations, you have to apply online and are vetted and told if you will get a car.
Will be an interesting move by BMW UK if that is the case. I put down my deposit last August for the M2 CS and have written confirmation of order, obviously subject to them making it and the dealer getting an allocation. I am apparently the 3rd paid deposit they have for the M2 CS.

However if there is a BMW vetting process, assuming the car is limited in production (the CS I am referring to, which I expect will be limited by time but not production numbers) that will be an interesting move being someone who has 3 BMW products in my garage currently all bought new within the last 18 months. Having gone through the pain, and fortunately having a positive outcome, of getting a new GT3 and having failed to secure a Golf Clubsport S (I bought a Clubsport Edition 40) and having missed out on a M4 GTS, I bought a M3 CP, I have gone through a number of manufacturers allocation processes for in demand vehicles and none has been particularly successful in its application.