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    365 @ 6500 (Est.)
  • Torque @ RPM:
    343 @ 1400
  • Displacement:
    3.0 L
  • 0-60 time:
    4.4 sec. (Est.)
  • Top Speed:
    155 mph (Est.)
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    51700
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The company’s smallest M car is loads of fun!

BMW needed a successor for the 1 Series Coupe, so it created the 2 Series in 2014. It took a couple of years, but BMW finally graced us with the BMW M2 To put it simply, BMW created a car with some of the 1M’s charm mixed in with the aggressiveness of the BMW M4. The exterior featured a menacing front fascia with large air inlets while the rear featured a sculpted fascia with deep character lines and vertical reflectors in the corners. The interior was driver-focused and littered with M-specific features like exclusive gauge needles, sport seats with adjustable side bolsters, M steering wheel, and an infotainment system that featured a GoPro and M Laptimer app. All told, it was the compact M coupe we’ve been waiting for since the 1M was discontinued in 2012.

It would be hard not to say that the M2 was essentially an M235i on steroids, but that doesn’t change the fact that the M2 is still tied to iconic models like the E30 M3 and the 2002 Turbo from 1973. Even though it’s hard to consider something smaller like the M2, when you could just as easily get an M4, it’s the power that comes with the little coupe that makes it worth its weight in gold. The 3.0-liter engine under the hood features M TwinPower Turbo technology and develops 365 horsepower and 343 pound-feet of torque. That’s enough to send Bimmers smallest M to 60 mph in just 4.4 seconds or 4.2 seconds with DCT.

Updated 05/12/2017: BMW dropped the official details on the facelift M2 sports car, with just a few weeks before its market launch in July 2017.

Continue reading to learn more about the BMW M2.

 

Latest BMW M2 news and reviews:

A New Leak Hints At the Unthinkable: xDrive AWD for the G87 BMW M2

A New Leak Hints At the Unthinkable: xDrive AWD for the G87 BMW M2

A BMW M2 with AWD might be coming out after all

Earlier this year, we reported that the next-generation 2023 BMW M2 is too fat and too heavy to be equipped with their M xDrive all-wheel drive (AWD) system. As the M2 migrates to the new Cluster Architecture (CLAR) platform, after all, the compact performance coupe is expected to gain more weight. This latest leaked document, however, seems to contradict the statements made by BMW M’s engineers, because it reveals that an M2 with M xDrive is coming out after all.

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BMW M Can't Ditch Manual Transmissions

BMW M Can’t Ditch Manual Transmissions

The Bavarian carmaker decided to stick with manual transmission for the upcoming M2 due to high demand

We are months away from the M2’s launch, and it will be the last ICE-powered M car without any touch of electrification. Also, the cheapest M coupe will be offered with a manual transmission, which clearly indicates that, unlike other major German automakers, BMW defies the idea of ditching the third pedal. In fact, a recent report from Autocar states that the M boss Frank van Meel wants to keep the manual transmission alive as long as possible.

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Specs and Details of the G87 BMW M2 Exposed

Specs and Details of the G87 BMW M2 Exposed

The budget M coupe is launching in October, and there are a lot of things to keep in mind

BMW’s M division is celebrating its 50th anniversary, and with that, we are waiting for not just the G87 M2 but also the first M-powered SUV, the XM. tAlso, an M-powered wagon is waiting to join the line-up later in June 2022, the M3 Touring. So, while we are eagerly waiting for the full-fat M2, BMW teased us with many camouflaged photos of the prototype in Salzburgring, a 2.6-mile racetrack in Austria. Additionally, they have revealed a lot of specs for the upcoming M2, which we will discuss thoroughly.

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The Upcoming 2023 BMW M2 Is Too Fat For AWD

The Upcoming 2023 BMW M2 Is Too Fat For AWD

You’re out of luck if you want your M2 with AWD grip

The 2023 BMW M2 is upon us. As a matter of fact, the German luxury automaker already began teasing the M2 as it went through rigorous track testing at Salzburgring in Austria. Its launch is scheduled for October, with the M2 hitting showrooms by April 2023. This got us wondering whether the M2 will benefit from the brand’s M xDrive all-wheel drive (AWD) system, just like the M3 and M4, but unfortunately, that won’t happen for the M2.

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10 Best Manual BMWs Of All Time

10 Best Manual BMWs Of All Time

Here’s a curated list of the finest BMWs of all time, all featuring three pedals and a good ol’ stick shifter

BMWs are known as some of the purest driving machines that emphasize driving pleasure and engineering excellence over other things. However, in recent years, enthusiasts have been blaming BMW for diluting its core ethos in a bid to chase luxury and efficiency, but the biggest clincher for car enthusiasts has to be the fact that BMW has no manual transmission cars in its current portfolio, save for the M3 and M4. But, fear not, we have curated a list of the best manual transmission BMWs of all time to help you relish and even find your next truly analog Beemer.

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BMW Teases The 2023 M2, And It Is Sprinkled With Oodles Of M Performance Parts

BMW Teases The 2023 M2, And It Is Sprinkled With Oodles Of M Performance Parts

The 2023 BMW M2’s official debut should happen in June

The next-generation BMW M2 was caught testing many times in the past few months, but it was only at the end of March 2022 when our spy photographers were also able to spot an M2 equipped with some cool M Performance Parts. It is exactly this version of the M2 that was teased by BMW in an official Instagram post.

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BMW M2 With the iDrive 8 Infotainment System Caught On Camera

BMW M2 With the iDrive 8 Infotainment System Caught On Camera

It’s becoming apparent that the 2023 BMW M2 is going to be THE car to have

The next-gen BMW M2 has been spotted on so many occasions this year alone that it’s almost ridiculous. It lost some camo back in February 2022, was spotted on the Nürburgring in March 2022, seen with M Performance parts later on in March 2022, and now we’ve seen it again. This time, however, we got a pleasant surprise in our newest batch of spy shots, and you won’t believe what we’ve found.

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BMW M240i v BMW M2: A Drag Race Proving Who The Big Daddy Is

BMW M240i v BMW M2: A Drag Race Proving Who The Big Daddy Is

The M2 "Lite" is surprisingly fast off the grid, but the big-fat M2 is present for a reason

The British automotive channel ’Carwow’ is up with another interesting drag race video involving the current-gen 2022 BMW M240i xDrive and the outgoing generation 2021 BMW M2 Competition. So, how different is the new second-generation M240i from the older but a beast of an M2 Competition? Comparing the stats make it clear that the latter is more powerful with its twin-turbo straight-six engine than the single-turbo straight-six engine from the M2 “Lite”. But, that does not mean the M2 Competition will be a clear winner?

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Formula Drift BMW M2 Attempts To Go Fast In a Straight Line, But A BMW 318is Time Attack Monster Has Something To Say About It

Formula Drift BMW M2 Attempts To Go Fast In a Straight Line, But A BMW 318is Time Attack Monster Has Something To Say About It

Hoonigan drag races two very different "Beemers"; Both are out of their element on a drag strip

Hoonigan’s “This vs That” has given us some of the most epic drag race battle, we have ever seen. If a build is crazy fast and weird, it’s bound to show up on their channel, and this time, we have two very different BMWs squaring off against each other. The first bonkers machine is a BMW M2 Formula Drift car while the second one is a BMW E36, built specifically for Time Attack. Neither of the cars is meant to race on a drag strip, so it should be very interesting.

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Spy Shots: The 2023 BMW M2 Spotted With Extra M Performance Parts!

Spy Shots: The 2023 BMW M2 Spotted With Extra M Performance Parts!

These performance parts make the M2 look a lot more aggressive

Just the other day, the next generation BMW M2 was caught testing on the Nürburgring for the first time. And now, the sports car is out for a new testing session. This time, however, it is not sprinting around the ring and is spotted sporting some extra M Performance parts.

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The Nürburgring Is Now Graced By The 2023 BMW M2 Coupe's Presence

The Nürburgring Is Now Graced By The 2023 BMW M2 Coupe’s Presence

The race track seems like a more appropriate place for a testing session

After being put to extreme testing in cold winter conditions in Northern Europe, the next generation BMW M2 has finally been taken to its natural habitat - the Nürburgring.

It also appears that this latest prototype has started to drop some of its camouflage and reveals a little bit more details than previous ones.

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The BMW M2 CS Is The New Racing MotoGP Safety Car For The 2022 Season

The BMW M2 CS Is The New Racing MotoGP Safety Car For The 2022 Season

The 2022 M2 CS’ exterior finish was inspired by the special BMW M logo

The 2022 racing season of the MotoGP will begin on 6th March with the Grand Prix of Qatar. And, since 2022 is BMW M GmbH’s special 50th anniversary, the company found the perfect way to continue its celebration. The M2 CS - also known as the most powerful 2 Series ever - will be the safety car during the race season.

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The 2023 BMW M2 Has Started Shedding Its Camouflage As it Gets Closer To Its Debut

The 2023 BMW M2 Has Started Shedding Its Camouflage As it Gets Closer To Its Debut

The next-gen M2 will not feature the kidney grille seen on the M3 and the M4

We knew for quite some time now that 2022 will bring a new generation BMW M2. It will actually be one of the launches that will mark BMW’s M division’s 50-year anniversary. And, while we have seen a lot of spy shots of the next M2, the latest one reveals a few more secrets.

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Updated: The BMW M2 Spied Playing in the Snow!

Updated: The BMW M2 Spied Playing in the Snow!

Check out the size of those air intakes and the grille

2022 is a big milestone for BMW’s M division as it marks its 50-year anniversary, so it’s not surprising that the brand has a big year ahead of it. One of the most important models will be the new BMW M2 that you see here, and these latest spy shots showcase something a bit unexpected. The G87 M2 is destined to be revealed in the metal sometime before the end of 2022, and it should go on sale as a 2023 model, so what can we expect?

This prototype is wearing thinner camo and less padding that previous models that we’ve spotted, and that’s a bit deal. We can now say with certainty that the G87 M2 won’t have the big controversial grille. You can tell largely by the smaller air intakes in the corners and the divider that separates the smaller kidneys from the air damn below, which also features a set of segregated, smaller air intakes.

Beyond this, this prototype was also sporting a quad exhaust setup, and it looks like it will have the same lip spoiler from on the M Performance model. Although, if you want something a little more aggressive, the M Performance Parts catalog will be more than happy to oblige. This mode does sit closer to the road, though, signaling the expectation for a stiffer ride and sharper handling.

You can expect the G87 M2 to continue on as a RWD-only model, forgoing the option for AWD that available with the M4. BMW will offer a six-speed manual transmission alongside the automatic for those of you that still want to row your own gears. Base output should come in at around 400 horsepower with the Competition model pushing that figure up to around 430 ponies. This is the same S58 engine found in the M4, but don’t expect it offer the same level of power or performance unless you stop by a tuner for some extra work.

Chances are that the G87 M2 will be revealed in the summer of 2022, and it could even be followed by an M2 CS and, potentially, and M2 CSL.

Update 1-20-2022: The BMW M2 G87 was caught testing yet again, this time during a Scandinavian snow storm. Check out the full set of new spy shots in the gallery below!

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This Drag Race Between Five German Cars Oozes With Unpredictability

This Drag Race Between Five German Cars Oozes With Unpredictability

The Audi RS3, the BMW M2, The Mercedes-AMG A45, the Porsche Cayman GTS, and the VW Golf R face each other on the drag strip

The ‘Carwow’ team brought in five German cars to face each other on the drag strip. The contenders include the Audi RS3, the BMW M2, the Mercedes-AMG A45, the Porsche Cayman GTS, and the Volkswagen Golf R. All the cars have very different setups – some are naturally aspirated, some turbocharged; some are rear-wheel-drive, some all-wheel-drive – that make this an unpredictable race. Which car are you betting on here?

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Report: BMWs S58 Could Be Turbocharged for the First Time with the G09 XM

Report: BMWs S58 Could Be Turbocharged for the First Time with the G09 XM

New specs for the G87 M2 have also been leaked!

The B58 engine is one of BMW’s more popular powertrains, as it powers many of the German brand’s more performance-oriented versions. The latest car that is going to feature the turbocharged inline-six is the 2023 BMW M2, said to debut in December 2022. However, new reports indicate that the inline-six will be featured in a much more unexpected place.

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The 2023 BMW M2 Competition Was Going Hard On the Nurburgring

The 2023 BMW M2 Competition Was Going Hard On the Nurburgring

The 2023 BMW M2 in the Competition-spec was seen running laps on the Nürburgring, but it still didn’t show any skin

The new BMW M2 has been spotted testing at the Nürburgring. It has been spotted back previously as well, but this time it’s in the Competition-spec. BMW is planning to revamp the new M2 to a large extent and it won’t just be a baby M3 now. Will it be able to live up to the hype, or are we in for a disappointing surprise when the car comes out?

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Interfamily War: Watch Three Different BMW M Cars Take On Each Other For Straight-Line Supremacy

Interfamily War: Watch Three Different BMW M Cars Take On Each Other For Straight-Line Supremacy

A BMW M140i takes on an M2 and an M3 Competition – all tuned – to claim bragging rights

Jamie from ‘Officially Gassed – OG’ uploaded a video on his YouTube channel that involved three BMW M cars. The suspects were a tuned 650-horsepower M140i, a 590-horsepower M2, and a 580-horsepower BMW M3 Competition. All of them were unique in their ways and hold accolades that make them a sure winner. But, there can only be one winner, and the best way to find that out is to pit them against each other.

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The 2023 BMW M2 Will Look Way Different Than You Expect

The 2023 BMW M2 Will Look Way Different Than You Expect

It looks like the 2023 BMW M2 will not have the much-debated long Kidney Grille

It seems BMW has decided to distinguish the M versions from their regular counterparts even more. We already saw it on the BMW 3 and 4 Series, and their respective M versions. Now, we see it on its smallest sibling – the M2. Although the car is still heavily camouflaged, the kidneys are perfectly visible. Perhaps BMW did that in order to put to rest potential worries that, like the M3 and M4, the M2 will have the much-debated long kidney grilles.

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BMW is Quite Literally Rewriting the M2's DNA

BMW is Quite Literally Rewriting the M2’s DNA

The 2023 BMW M2 Will Be An Entirely Different Machine Built on the Ashes of the Current Model

The next-gen BMW M2 (G87 generation) has been in the news a lot this year, from rumors that there could be an M2 EV to the news that there will be a sizable generation gap, the latter of which will result in a 2023 market launch. Now a new report has surfaced and, if nothing else, it certainly justifies the planned generational cap between the current M2 and 2023 M2. In short, the next-gen M2 will be largely improved over its predecessor, which was somewhat expected, but the way it will be improved; that’s quite the story, and this is what you need to know.

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The New BMW M2 Will Be Rear-Wheel-Drive Only

The New BMW M2 Will Be Rear-Wheel-Drive Only

The 2023 BMW M2 promises a purer driving experience, by sending power exclusively to the rear axle

Despite the recent announcements about BMW killing half its internal combustion engines, they are still making exciting fossil-fueled performance cars. The next BMW M2 is expected to be the latest addition on that front and it seems there is a lot to like about it. The car is said to make a debut around the end of 2022, as a 2023 model. But there is more good news surrounding the upcoming M2.

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2023 BMW M2 G87 – We Have Some Good News and Some Bad News

2023 BMW M2 G87 – We Have Some Good News and Some Bad News

A production gap is inevitable, but there is some good news about the G87 2023 BMW M2

Our first sighting of the next-gen 2 Series happened about a year ago, and as of August 2020, we learned that it would be offered with rear-wheel drive. This is a big plus considering that the 2 Series Active Tourer and the Gran Coupe are, in fact, front-wheel drive. As is always the case, you have to take the good with the bad, and even though the next-gen 2 Series Coupe is just about ready to hatch, the M2 is still in the incubator. How long do we have to wait? Let’s just say there’s going to be a generational gap.

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2022 BMW M2 - Everything You Need to Know

2022 BMW M2 - Everything You Need to Know

The new BMW M2 could get a normal grille and the same 3.0-liter mill as the M3 and M4

We know from the recent spy shots that BMW is hard at work applying the finishing touches to the upcoming M2. Test mules have been spotted around Munich but also dashing through the snow in Sweden, which means a debut should happen by the end of 2021. Here’s what the new BMW M2 might have in store for us.

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2023 BMW M2 Electric

2023 BMW M2 Electric

Is BMW brewing an all-electric M2? That’s rather unlikely, but a hybrid version might make sense

Recent pictures sent in by our spy photographers show a BMW M2 test mule strolling around in the Swedish winter landscape. The car has some interesting features - or lacks some, whichever you want to put it, which got attention.

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2021 BMW M2 CS Racing

2021 BMW M2 CS Racing

The BMW M2 CS Racing is an affordable, race-ready M2 CS

The 2021 BMW M2 CS Racing is a motorsport version of the company’s M2 CS road-going coupe. A replacement for the BMW M240i Racing, the 2021 M2 CS Racing, comes with significant upgrades for track use and slots under the BMW M4 GT4 as the firm’s entry-level race car. What makes the 2021 M2 CS Racing an authentic race car? Where can you race this vehicle? Find out in the review below.

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Three-Way BMW M Race Will Leave you Longing for the Past

Three-Way BMW M Race Will Leave you Longing for the Past

The BMW M3 E46 and the BMW M3 E36 take on the new BMW M2 Competition

The BMW M3 E46 is considered one of the greatest driving machines of all time, and its predecessor, the BMW M3 E36, wasn’t that far behind. The two M3s from yesteryear are largely responsible for turning BMW’s M division into a household name. That legacy lives to this day now that the all-new M3 G80 has arrived.

But this isn’t about the M3 G80 or its roots to both the E36 and E46. This is about the two M3 legends taking on a different M car: the equally all-new BMW M2 Competition.

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Video of the Day: BMW M2 vs. Ford Mustang Shelby GT350

Video of the Day: BMW M2 vs. Ford Mustang Shelby GT350

If you were to run a BMW M2 against a Shelby GT350, which do you think would win? Well, throttle house decided to do just that and put them through the paces on the track and in a drag race to see which one was actually better. In one corner, the BMW M2 is capable of putting out 365 horsepower and a sprint to 60 mph in 4.4 seconds, thanks to a 3.0-liter inline-six. In the other corner, we have the Ford Shelby Mustang GT350 that pumps out 526 horsepower and 429 pound-feet of torque from a 5.2-liter V-8. On paper, the Mustang should kill the M2 all day long running a cylinder down. But, it’s not always so cut and dry as you’ll see in the video below. Go ahead and click play, then sit back and enjoy the action!

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BMW Still Isn't Sure If It Will Make a Lightweight M2 CSL

BMW Still Isn’t Sure If It Will Make a Lightweight M2 CSL

But it would be the hottest 2 Series ever!

The BMW M2 became really cool in late 2019 when the German firm unveiled the CS model. Although it’s not different design-wise, it features extra carbon fiber and CFRP components and, more importantly, an M4-sourced engine that generates 444 horsepower. With the M4 CS on its way to showrooms, enthusiasts were wondering when will BMW launch the lighter CSL version. Well, it seems we’re going to wait for a while, as BMW hasn’t decided if it will make one yet.

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BMW M2 Drag Races BMW M8, The Only Winner Is Bavaria

BMW M2 Drag Races BMW M8, The Only Winner Is Bavaria

And BMW fanboys, of course

These days, it looks like in war, love, and drag racing, everything is allowed. You can pit a luxo-barge like the BMW 7 Series against the humble Dacia Logan MCV and you can orchestrate straight-line duels between an out-and-out muscle car and a supercar.

What’s more, it’s quite common these days to see such drag races between cars that are related to each other under the umbrella of the same carmaker. Take the BMW M2 and the M8, for example. Sure, they’re both M cars but serve different purposes and are built on different foundations. More significantly, they’re aimed at different customers, too.

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The 2023 BMW M2 Will Give Mercedes-AMG a Run for Its Money

The 2023 BMW M2 Will Give Mercedes-AMG a Run for Its Money

A new, hotter BMW M2 is coming in two years from now

The most powerful BMW M2 money can get you today is the M2 Competition. It uses a 3.0-cylinder, straight-six engine that’s also turbocharged and mated to a six-speed manual transmission (seven-speed DCT optional) that handles 405 horsepower and 406 pound-feet of torque.

If recent rumors are to be believed, however, the incoming BMW M2 could make considerably more power and sit at the top of a compact M-badged lineup BMW wants to unleash in the future.

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Mercedes-AMG A 45, Audi RS 3, and VW Golf R drag race debuts with drifting

Mercedes-AMG A 45, Audi RS 3, and VW Golf R drag race debuts with drifting

The BMW M2 Competition also joins the hot hatch bunch

As far as premium hot hatches go, this lot here is the creme de la creme. Sure, some might argue that the VW Golf R is not exactly premium, but then again, it is a premium car if we look strictly at its performance credentials, don’t you think?

That said, the only carmaker that didn’t line up a hot hatch is BMW. Although the Bavarians sell the M135i, Carwow’s video features the BMW M2 competition, which, believe it or not, is not the most powerful car here.

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Can the Toyota Supra Beat the BMW M2 Competition On the Track?

Can the Toyota Supra Beat the BMW M2 Competition On the Track?

Well, you’re about to find out just that

When Toyota launched the 2020 GR Supra, many fans of the nameplate received the news with a dose of skepticism. Unlike the previous generations, the new Supra shares a lot of internal bits and bobs, engine included, with another car - namely the BMW Z4. Some say it’s not a Toyota anymore, but a rebadged BMW. We just think they’re entitled to their opinion.

MotorTrend went further with the comparison and pitted a 2020 Supra against a 2019 M2 Competition. They both have straight-six engines made by BMW, they’re both RWD, and they’re very similar when it comes to 0-60 acceleration.

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2021 BMW M2 CS

2021 BMW M2 CS

The track-focused, go-faster M2 is here to make us forget about the M4

The 2021 BMW M2 CS is higher performance, limited-edition version of the M2. Unveiled at the 2019 Los Angeles Auto Show, the M2 CS follows in the footsteps of the M4 CS. A beefed-up version of the M2 Competition, the M2 CS boasts revised aerodynamic features, exclusive items inside the cabin, the same engine as the M4 CS. Although not quite as powerful as the M4 CS, the turbocharged inline-six powerplant packs as much oomph as the M4 Competition Package, rated at 444 horsepower. This makes it the most powerful 2 Series model ever created. Not only the quickest 2 Series ever, it’s also quicker than the M4 and only marginally slower than the M4 CS. Let’s find out more about that in the review below.

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2020 BMW M2 CS Picture Gallery

2020 BMW M2 CS Picture Gallery

The M2 CS comes with less weight and more power - a perfect mixture for awesomeness

BMW introduced the 2020 M2 CS and the 2019 Los Angeles Auto Show and, while it is focused around BMW’s M-Sport DNA, it’s also focus on luxury and comfort as well. On the outside, the M2 CS doesn’t look overly extreme. Sure, it’s a little more extreme than the M2 it is based on, but the goal here was to shed weight, and shed weight it did. Most of thw eight savings come courtesy of the CFRP body panels and components, the most prominent of which is the hood – it’s now nearly 50-percent lighter than its steel counterpart. In addition to this, the roof of the M2 CS is also made from CFRP, which is – believe it or not – a first for the M2.

Inside, the weight saving measures continued. The transmission tunnel, for instance is also made from CFRP – just another weight to shed 6 pounds from the overall weight of the car. The center armrest and dash trim are covered in Alcantara as is steering wheel. As part of the “keepin it luxurious” mentality, the steering wheel isn’t as sporty as you might expect with no flat-bottom in sight. The sport seats, on the other hand, exude the echos of a performance car and are finished in a mixture of Alcantara and Black Merino leather with red contrast stitching.

Under the hood sits BMW’s now-common 3.0-liter inline-six that’s been tuned to deliver a total of 444 horsepower and 406 pound-feet of torque. That’s an increase of 39 horsepower over the M2 Competition, and it’s all channeled through a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission. This extra boost in power and reduction in weight puts the M2 CS in a position to sprint to 60 mph in just 3.8 seconds. If you opt for the manual transmission, you’ll make the same sprint in four-seconds flat. Top Speed is pinned at 174 mph and the Adaptive M Suspension – another first for the M2 – will help keep things stable and smooth at higher speeds.

The BMW M2 Cs goes on sale in the second half of 2020.

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Wallpaper of the Day: 2020 BMW M2 CS Racing

Wallpaper of the Day: 2020 BMW M2 CS Racing

It’s an M2 CS for the track, but it’s not as fast

AS BMW Motorsport continues to expand its reach into providing more affordable ways to enter the world of racing, BMW has introduced the 2020 M2 CS Racing. Replacing the M4 GT4 as the entry-level racecar in the lineup, you’ll have to pony up about $105,000 to get one (€95,000) plus tax, of course. Under the hood sits BMW’s S55 2.9-liter inline-six that can be tuned to deliver anywhere between 280 and 365 horsepower depending on the Balance of Performance classification needed. Maximum torque is rated at 405 pound feet (550 Newton-meters) and is transferred to the wheels via a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission and a mechanical limited-slip differential. This is the same transmission found in the road-going M2 CS, but with different software tuning for quicker and crispier shifts.

Driver aids include ABS and stability control, but they can be disabled if you determine them unnecessary. Delivery of the M2 CS Racing should begin sometime in mid-2020 but it’s already been thoroughly tested at Miramas in France and Portimao in Portugal. With all of this in mind, we thought the M2 CS Racing would make a great wallpaper candidate, so we’ve added a few desktop wallpapers for you to choose from down below.

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The 2020 BMW M2 CS Dethrones the M2 Competition In ALMOST Every Way

The 2020 BMW M2 CS Dethrones the M2 Competition In ALMOST Every Way

We’d Like to Say You Can Have Your Cake and Eat it Too, But the M2 CS Isn’t Built That Way

The 2020 BMW M2 CS is finally here, and it comes with BMW’s legendary S55, 3.0-liter inline-six, which now boasts 444 horsepower and 406 pound-feet of torque. It’s also gleaming with carbon fiber outside and packed full of Alcantara with contrast stitching inside. It’s certainly lighter and faster than the M2 Competition, but by how much?

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2020 BMW M2 CS Picture Gallery

2020 BMW M2 CS Picture Gallery

Does the new 2020 BMW M2 CS prove itself worthy of the CS moniker?

While SUVs seem to be killing off sedans and coupes at an alarming rate, BMW is still launching amazing machines like the 2020 M2 CS that you see here. This is probably the last variation of the M2 that we’ll see before the next generation is ushered onto the market, but it’s also the most important one. Powered by BMW’s S55, 3.0-liter, twin-turbo, inline-six, the M2 CS is good for 444 horsepower and 406 pound-feet of torque. With the manual transmission, it can hit 60 mph in 4.0-seconds flat while the seven-speed dual-clutch transmission will quick-shift you to the same benchmark in 3.8 seconds. There is a ton of extra carbon fiber thrown about inside and out, while adaptive M suspension keeps things level, and the dual-branch exhaust emits a tone like you’ve never heard from and M2 before. We’ll have more news coming on the 2020 M2 CS soon, and we’ll be updating our M2 CS speculative review in due time, but for now, you can enjoy the amazing picture gallery we’ve added below!

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Since We Can't Get Enough of Toyota-BMW Races, Here's Another One Featuring The Toyota Supra Taking on The BMW M2 Competition

Since We Can’t Get Enough of Toyota-BMW Races, Here’s Another One Featuring The Toyota Supra Taking on The BMW M2 Competition

The car using a BMW engine wins this race

Since the Toyota Supra is powered by a BMW-sourced engine, it will always have to grapple with the perception that it has BMW DNA running through it. That perception often leads to questions about the Supra and how it could compete against real BMWs. We know that it can beat its sister-from-another-mother, the Z4 Roadster. But what happens if you pit the Supra against a Bimmer like, say, the M2 Competition? Sure, we’ve seen this race before, too. The M2 Competition has the edge over the Supra, but the results haven’t been as lopsided as you might think despite the significant difference in power and performance between the two models. Car Magazine SA sought to find an answer to that question. Can the Toyota Supra beat the BMW M2 Competition? Sometimes, it takes more than a few runs to find an answer, and past races notwithstanding, we get a clear look this time if the Japanese sports car with the German DNA can beat the purebred German beast in a drag race. The results, as you can imagine, are interesting.

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We're Still Waiting for the BMW M2 CS But You Can Ride In IT...Kind Of

We’re Still Waiting for the BMW M2 CS But You Can Ride In IT...Kind Of

The M2 CS already looks like it feels at home on a race track

The BMW M2 CS has been making a lot of noise in the news lately, and it looks like it’s a big fan of the attention it’s been getting. Today, the M2 CS is back in the news, only this time, it involves a hot lap video showing the M2 CS rampaging around the Hockenheim race track in Germany. Turns out, the folks over at German magazine Sport Auto got some quality time with the M2 CS ahead of its debut later this year. Without confessing to being jealous that someone else has already driven the M2 CS, I will say that the video of the car’s hot lap in Hockenheim revealed some interesting results that should get a lot of people excited about Bimmer’s new hell-raiser and what it’s capable of on the road and track.

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New Leaks Indicate That the BMW M2 CS Could Be Lighter, Offer More Power Than Expected

New Leaks Indicate That the BMW M2 CS Could Be Lighter, Offer More Power Than Expected

The buzz surrounding Bimmer’s new performance machine just got louder

From a purist’s perspective, the upcoming 2020 BMW M2 CS is probably one of the most eagerly anticipated performance cars to hit the market in the near future. It’s been prodded, discussed, and talked about ad nauseam since word came out that Bimmer was developing it.

Turns out, the hype surrounding the M2 CS is only going to get bigger now that new information has come out about the sports car, including key aspects of the M2 CS that will undoubtedly raise the expectations of the coupe ahead of its debut later this year. One important finding? It will have more power than we initially expected. The hype is alive, folks. Brace yourselves for the arrival of Bimmer’s newest pocket rocket.

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2021 BMW M2 CS - Everything We Know So Far

2021 BMW M2 CS - Everything We Know So Far

Stay up to date with the latest about BMW’s meaner M2 CS

The feisty BMW M2 has come a long way, but it hasn’t reached its hottest iteration just yet. The BMW M2 CS has been surrounded by a thick layer of rumors over the past few months, which hinted that an official debut might be in sight.

Little did we know. The 2021 BMW M2 CS is, indeed, happening, so we’re not chasing unicorns here. However, fresh details have surfaced on BMW’s yet-to-arrive go-fast car and boy oh boy, it’s coming in hot. Stick we us as we walk you through everything we know about the upcoming BMW M2 CS.

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2020 BMW M2 CS Spotted Up Close and Personal at the 'Ring

2020 BMW M2 CS Spotted Up Close and Personal at the ’Ring

Its sounds sweet and looks drop-dead gorgeous even in camouflage!

I have no idea what BMW is planning to do with the BMW M2 CS. Even though the car has been spotted on multiple occasions, BMW has still not officially acknowledged its existence. Is BMW trying to pull a Corvette C8 type of hype with the M2 CS? We don’t think the German automaker can play the cat-and-mouse game for long now, because a video has already surfaced the net and it shows the design of the car up close and gives us a clear indication as to how it sounds. Well, it makes us go weak in our knees!

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The 2021 BMW M2 CS to Crack 445 Horsepower and Offer Three Pedals

The 2021 BMW M2 CS to Crack 445 Horsepower and Offer Three Pedals

BMW lied about the M2’s maximum output it seems

If you remember a while back, BMW told everyone that the BMW M2 Competition couldn’t do more than 405 horsepower because the intake of air through the front end was limited. Well, as it turns out, BMW either came up with a new solution or lied to our face as the latest rumor puts the 2021 BMW M2 CS at 445 horsepower! That’s an 80-horsepower bump over the standard M2 and a 40-horsepower bump over the M2 Competition.The rumor that comes courtesy of Bimmerpost also claims that the CS is set to be the official moniker of the M2 on steroids.

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BMW's New S58 Engine from the 2020 BMW X3 M and X4 M Will Eventually Power the Next-Gen M2, M3, and M4

BMW’s New S58 Engine from the 2020 BMW X3 M and X4 M Will Eventually Power the Next-Gen M2, M3, and M4

The X3 M’s six-cylinder will find its way into BMW’s high-performance sedans and coupes

The first-ever M versions of the X3 and X4 broke cover somewhat unexpectedly in February 2019, joining the larger X5 M and X6 Mto complete BMW’s four-vehicle lineup of beefed-up SUVs. And, while the X3 M, the first of its kind in 16 years, is big news, there’s even bigger news under its hood, where BMW dropped a brand-new high-performance engine. It’s called the S58 and replaces the already iconic S55.

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The 2021 BMW M2 CS\CSL Was Spotted on the Nurburging; May Enter Limited Production in March 2020

The 2021 BMW M2 CS\CSL Was Spotted on the Nurburging; May Enter Limited Production in March 2020

Can This Be An M3 CSL E46 Hommage

With the M2, BMW most certainly proved it is still hard into developing epic driving machines. The M2 Competition, which is like the M2 doubled, was the next step into the direction any BMW enthusiast imagined. Now, seemingly, BMW is traveling even further into the extremes with the M2. Spy photographers (guys who probably camp at the ‘Ring waiting for their next braking pep) caught yet another M2 prototype. Some say it is the 2021 BMW M2 CS - the next hardcore version scheduled to shake and stir the whole goddamn small sports car market. The one to properly tackle the likes of the Cayman, some versions of the F-Type, and the like. I am still fresh from my driving stint in the M240i, and I can’t even imagine how cool a car like the M2 CS will be.

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Video: BMW is Up to More Weirdness with the M2 Competition

Video: BMW is Up to More Weirdness with the M2 Competition

The BMW has traded in its grille-mounted laser for a rear-mounted blade

The BMW M2 is back in the headlines with another bizarre record-breaking stunt. It’s already claimed the world record — or so BMW says — for popping 79 balloons in 60 seconds with a laser on its front grille. Now, the laser is gone, and in its place is a blade that’s attached to the rear of the coupe. The goal this time is to cut down more than 87 bamboo poles in 60 seconds. Did the BMW M2 Competition do it? Let’s find out.

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BMW M2 Competition Breaks Weird World Record in The Name of Marketing

BMW M2 Competition Breaks Weird World Record in The Name of Marketing

Who knew that the M2 could pack such deadly lasers

BMW teased a new world record set by the M2 Competition a few weeks ago. It was unclear exactly what that record was, but the German automaker has now released a short video detailing exactly what it is. To say that it’s a strange record would be doing the whole attempt a disservice. And yet, for some reason, we got excited that the M2 Competition broke a record we didn’t even know existed. Why? Because it used a laser in doing it. That’s right, folks — a laser.

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You Can Still Get Manual M Cars Because of the BMW M2, At Least Until Autonomy Kills Them

You Can Still Get Manual M Cars Because of the BMW M2, At Least Until Autonomy Kills Them

And, that begs the question, will autonomy kill M cars Altogether?

Automatic transmissions have taken over the world. Period. There are so many cars that are now sold as automatics-only that we are in a time where manual cars are a niche. The same applies to BMW M, except that there is a blessing in disguise that has kept stick-shifting alive – the M2. How, you ask?

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BMW M2 Competition Configurator Has Surprisingly Few Options

BMW M2 Competition Configurator Has Surprisingly Few Options

They will set you back around $9K though

Unveiled in 2015, the BMW M2 became the spiritual successor to the 1M Coupe and gained notoriety for being a closer rendition to the original M3 than the modern M4. Come 2018 and BMW unveiled the M2 Competition, a more powerful version of the coupe.

While Competition-branded cars are usually upgrades to the regular M model, the M2 Competition is actually a replacement for the standard M2, which was discontinued. Upgrades inside and out are rather mild, but the Competition variant stands out for featuring the engine from the bigger M4 under the hood. Available to order starting this month, the M2 Competition can now be customized through the company’s online configurator. Let’s have a closer look at the options.

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BMW Teaser Mystery Record Attempt for the M2 Competition

BMW Teaser Mystery Record Attempt for the M2 Competition

It involves laser beams!

It’s been just a couple of months since BMW unveiled the M2 Competition and the Germans are already looking to set a new world record with the coupe. In a newly launched video called "A challenge extended is a challenge accepted," BMW is teasing a record attempt that takes place in England. Unfortunately, there aren’t many hints as to what kind of benchmark this is.

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BMW M Performance Parts concept M2 Is Like A Throwback To The M3 CSL

BMW M Performance Parts concept M2 Is Like A Throwback To The M3 CSL

Toyota showed up to Goodwood with a camouflaged Supra in hopes of stealing the spotlight, but Aston Martin, Land Rover, Jaguar, Brabham, and others made sure to get their own attention by bringing their latest gear. BMW was particularly eager to show off here, as next to their all-new 8 Series, they will be revealing this - the BMW M Performance Parts Concept M2.

Debuting at the 2018 Goodwood Festival of Speed, the car will showcase all the breadth of BMW M Performance division who spruced up the M2 to previously unimaginable levels. It is a lighter, meaner, and angrier version of the BMW M2 Coupe. Some of the parts showcased here are destined for the new BMW M2 Competition.

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