BMW M2 CS leaks!

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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  • Ares 05 Nov 2019

    Potential to be the best M Car of a generation. Or 2.

    ....but some will just hate it because it's a BMW, and isn't an 1986 E30.

  • g3org3y 05 Nov 2019


    Makes up for all that 2 Series Active Tourer bullst.

  • Arsecati 05 Nov 2019

    DCT - 'Huzzah'!

  • Krikkit 05 Nov 2019

    Ares said:
    Potential to be the best M Car of a generation. Or 2.

    ....but some will just hate it because it's a BMW, and isn't an 1986 E30.
    Looks pretty good, but will adaptive dampers spoil it?

  • cowboyengineer 05 Nov 2019

    But if you had an m2 comp would you upgrade. It would cost close to 25-30k to change and the only thing you can’t add to your existing m2 is the suspension.

    Exterior carbon fibre from bmw including roof and bonnet 10k, 3k for acs suspension, 3k for the wheels and tires, 5k for 530hp and 2k for all the internal trinkets

    In reality you would spend 10k get the acs power and suspension upgrade and wheels, and 2k on the spliter and boot lip. And have a better car?

    And all the acs stuff is warrantied

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