According to Bimmerpost user Ynguldyn, the upcoming BMW M2 CS will be powered by an S55 engine from the current M3/M4. The 3.0-liter 6-cylinder turbocharged engine however will be detuned to 400 hp in order to maintain a performance gap to the more expensive M3/M4.
September 26, 2016
BMW is putting a sportier version of the BMW M2 through its paces. Dubbed BMW M2 CS -short for “ClubSport” was spotted lapping the Nurburgring Nordschleife.
The 2018 BMW M2 CS is believed to sport a 3.0-liter, in-line, 6-cylinder engine borrowed from the M3 and M4 coupe. It is expected to produce around 400 hp, which, if the rumors are true, sounds like one heck of a recipe.
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Furthermore, there are reports of an M4- derived suspension to underpin the M2 CS. Thus, the prototype seen could be hiding a 400 hp turbocharged engine and a more sophisticated suspension. Now, the old 1M Coupe also used parts from other M-Cars of its time. I that’s what BMW is planning to do with the M2, we can be rest assured that history will repeat itself.