BMW M2 CSL Details Leaked
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Rumors of higher performance version of the already exciting BMW M2 have been flying around for quite some, and even though the Germans have yet to confirm it, we’ve spotted many prototypes on public roads. Set to arrive by the end of 2017, this new M2 will follow in the footsteps of the M4 CS. In short, it will lighter and more powerful than the standard model. The name is not yet official, but the M2 CSL has been speculated a lot. However, BMW could also go with the M2 CS or, according to newer reports, the M2 Competition. But while the name is still a mystery, a new report adds a few new pieces to the M2 CSL puzzle.
Arguably the biggest news is that the M2 CSL could have around 400 horsepower. With the standard M2 rated at 365, it was believed that the M2 CLS won’t get more than 380 horses, but it seems that BMW wants to take this coupe closer to M4 territory. Munich is also preparing a few exclusive features, like a new Silver Hockenheim paint, which will be offered alongside the already familiar Sunset Orange. Inside, the Dakota black upholstery will be paired with Polar Blue or Kyalami Orange stitching, while perforated leather will be offered as an option. Needless to say, it’s a welcomed departure from the usual black cabin found in M cars. Finally, word has it that production will be capped at only 1,000 units, with ordering to begin in January 2018 and deliveries in May.
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Why it Matters?
While the M4 is definitely the more popular coupe, the M2 is an important part of the BMW M family and deserves a few more versions alongside the standard model. The CSL (or whatever name it will have) is a good start and will give the M2 the exclusivity it lacks compared to the M4, which has already spawned a couple of limited-edition model.
While the M4 is definitely the more popular coupe, the M2 is an important part of the BMW M family and deserves a few more versions alongside the standard model
I can’t speak for anyone else, but I’m a big fan of the M2 and I consider it to be the actual successor of the original M3. It’s slightly more compact than the M3, it has a solid power-to-weight ratio, and a more affordable sticker. A CSL version would give the M2 the attention it deserves and maybe give it access to the same amount of popularity the M3 and M4 enjoy nowadays.
Read our full review on the BMW M2 CSL.
Source: BMW Blog