BMW is living up to its reputation of making the ultimate driving machines, with the release of its newest M car, the 2020 BMW M2 CS. BMW unveiled the 2020 M2 CS at the 2019 Los Angeles Auto Show. You can see our first look video here.
The 2020 M2 CS gets a heavy dose of carbon fiber to save weight. There’s carbon-fiber reinforced plastic on the mirrors, front splitter, rear diffuser, and rear spoiler. The transmission tunnel has carbon-fiber reinforced plastic and shaves 6 pounds versus a normal 2 series. The carbon-fiber composite hood has a functional vent and weighs 50% less than a hood made from steel. There’s also a carbon fiber roof and weight saving aluminum used for the wheel hubs and control arms.
The 2020 M2 CS comes with adaptive M suspension, a feature that was missing on the M2 competition. We recently drove an M2 competition and loved it, so be sure to check out our full review of that car.
The short list of options includes a dual-clutch automatic, carbon ceramic brakes, 19-inch matte gold wheels, and Sport Cup 2 tires. The interior distinguishes itself with plenty of red-stitched Alcantara and CS logos.
The 3.0-liter twin-turbo engine is pulled from the M4 competition and makes 444 hp. That’s 39 more than the 405 hp found in the M2 Competition. Torque stays the same at 406 lb-ft. 0-60 times should drop a couple of tenths to 3.8 seconds.
The 2020 BMW M2 CS will only be available for the 2020 model year and only 2,200 will be available worldwide with about a quarter of those heading to the US.
It’s hard to imagine an M car being better than the M2 competition but BMW has taken that challenge head on and the M2 CS should be a thrill for anyone lucky enough to own one. Prices start at a steep $83,900 plus $995 destination.