When the M4 CS was launched earlier this year, BMW promised that it'd be the first of many new models to wear the famous CS badge. The M2 is likely the next to receive the CS treatment, and that it's in line to receive a version of the M3's straight-six. Oh yes. This thing sounds great.
Pictured above: An M2 CS prototype , spotted by YouTuber .
Car reports that this engine will put out 402 hp and 370 lb-ft of torque, which is an improvement of 37 hp and 27 lb-ft over the standard M2. The M2 will also lose 55 lbs in its transition to CS spec thanks to an aluminum roof, thinner glass windows, sport seats, and other lightweight components.
The M2 CS will also receive bigger brakes, new wheels, revised aerodynamics, and a lower ride height than the standard M2. Carbon-ceramic brakes are a potential option, as well as stiffer springs and dampers.
While the new M4 CS comes only with BMW's seven-speed dual-clutch transmission, Car reports in its July 2017 issue that M2 CS will get a choice of manual and DCT gearboxes. A BMW source told Car that the M2 CS runs from 0-62 mph in 4.2 seconds, though its unclear which transmission was used to achieve this result.
Interestingly, Car also reports that BMW is working on an even more-hardcore M2 GTS. Like the M4 GTS, the M2 GTS could get a water-injection system that sprays distilled water into the intake and the intercooler to help it produce 444 hp. BMW is also reportedly targeting a 110-pound weight reduction for the GTS, and will fit this car with a new electronic differential being developed for the next M5.
The M2 CS will be launched in the second quarter of 2018, but there's no expected arrival date for the GTS. Already, the M2 is one of the best cars BMW makes, so these upgrades are very welcome.