The most exciting M car in years isn't far off - here's the first (unofficial) look
Given the BMW M2 CS is expected to be officially unveiled in a matter of days, and given the tremendous excitement surrounding the car, it's a little surprising that it's taken this long for production car pics to leak. But here we have it, or certainly a car that looks a lot like we'd want it to look - the M2 CS.
These pics have emerged on Jalopnik along with some info believed to be from an official release. Certainly everything here looks legitimate, right down to BMW's odd cornering pics, with a few key bit identifying a CS over a Competition: the badge, obviously, but also some carbon body bits, bonnet vents, light gold wheels borrowed from the M4 CS, and the enormous brakes that look almost the same size.
Power is believed to be 450hp, putting it level with what an M4 Competition was at, 10hp behind the CS and 40 more than an M2 Comp. The information Jalopnik has seen suggests 0-62mph in four seconds flat with the standard - huzzah! - manual gearbox, dropping to a scant 3.8 with the M DCT. Interestingly, this CS will go against the M2 grain in getting Adaptive M suspension - all previous iterations using passive dampers - with three settings and the button down by the gearlever. Otherwise, much is familiar inside, only with more Alcantara. Jolly good.
Beyond a 2,200-car production run, that's all the information we have for now. But, really, what more do you need to know? This is a faster, sharper, sexier version of one of BMW's great 21st century M cars. It's going to be pretty damn great. More details, presumably, to follow...
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