Less than two years after the start of the M2, the Garching-based company could climb the next step on the performance ladder with the BMW M2 CS. The current …
Less than two years after the start of the M2, the Garching-based company could climb the next step on the performance ladder with the BMW M2 CS. As far as we know, the current plans provide for production of the BMW M2 in its current form to be discontinued as early as 2017. The supposed gap in the M program is to be closed a little later by the BMW M2 CS, which with some new technical components is supposed to be much more than a classic facelift and would therefore also deserve the new name.
A conceivable change under the bonnet is particularly exciting, because the BMW M2 Clubsport may be launched with a new variant of the S55 biturbo in-line six-cylinder engine. The previously used and extensively modified N55 could be replaced in order to obtain more leeway in terms of power, torque and responsiveness. The S55, previously only used in the M3 and M4, would be conceivable in the BMW M2 CS with around 400 hp, which would make it one of the most powerful compact sports cars of all and still maintain a certain distance from its big brothers.
BMW M2 CS 2018: Comes the over M PS-S55?
The possible BMW M2 CS could bring a breath of fresh air to M2 sales in 2018 and should not be a disadvantage in competition with the competition. The performance of the new Audi TT RS, which with its 400 hp five-cylinder and a promised acceleration of 3.7 seconds from standstill to 100 km / h, could be countered more in terms of longitudinal dynamics with a 400 hp S55.
Only the respect distance to M3 and M4 speaks against the use of the 431 PS strong S55 expansion stage, after all, the two more expensive middle-class athletes from Garching should be noticeably stronger than their little brother. On the other hand, there is hardly anything to improve on the excellent base with its balanced weight distribution, the chassis technology of the M3 and M4 and the brand-typical rear-wheel drive.
In terms of a further increase in performance, however, additional lightweight construction measures would be conceivable, from the one-piece CFRP cardan shaft to the carbon roof, many options are open in this regard. How consistently M GmbH will be in this remains to be seen. However, it is clear that a BMW M2 CS 2018 would have to underpin its auspicious name with measurable facts and would have to trump the previous M2.