S55 powered M2 CS will eat other M2s

by Tim Jones on February 8, 2017, 7:03 pm
2018 BMW M2 CS

The upcoming BMW M2 CS has been spotted during cold weather testing in Northern Sweden. Featuring all the new parts that the M2 LCI facelift will have with a new front bumper, new head lights, grille, tail lights and diffusor. This prototype also has might S55 powerplant from the M3/M4 under the hood. To keep things sane the S55 engine will be slightly detuned down to 400 hp according to the latest rumours.

So how do we know that this is really the M2 CS then? Well the easiest way to see it is that the prototype has the M3/M4 like exhaust instead of the regular M2 exhaust. Another give away are the fact that the DCT cooler has been moved, normally we can see it through the kidneys but in this case we can see the return line in the lower parts of the front spoiler indicating the S55 engine. The facelifted M2 will keep the N55 engine as it has now.

2018 BMW M2 CS

The brakes on this prototype seems to be the regular M2 once, but one of the other M2 CS prototypes seen earlier had the bigger M3/M4 brakes fitted. If the bigger brakes will be standard or optional is still not sure.

In addition to the new engine, the M2 CS will feature other track focused bits such as suspension tweaks and aerodynamic parts - such as more aggressive front bumper / front splitter and a possible rear spoiler or wing.

Expect a debut of the M2 facelift in July 2017 with the M2 CS following in early 2018.

2018 BMW M2 CS

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9 responses to S55 powered M2 CS will eat other M2s

Aronis commented:
February 8, 2017, 7:08 pm

they always get better!
AntDX316 commented:
February 9, 2017, 6:34 am

M4 brakes on an M2 is insane. That is 100% how to do brakes. Take up the maximum space available for a brake rotor. I think it would be hitting ABS all the time.
isjoey commented:
February 9, 2017, 9:06 am

Hmm, I am sure they meant to say something like "eat all other M cars"! In the end though, it comes down to driver ability.
PhantomCypher commented:
February 9, 2017, 9:44 am

Dealer says I can't get one at MSRP
f1fan commented:
February 9, 2017, 9:47 am

Me likey....

Now, delete the rear seats, lighten the hood, and take out some sound deadening to make that car lighter. And do not offer a sunroof as an option.

Oh yea, remove the fake engine sound too.
Aronis commented:
February 10, 2017, 4:19 pm

Quote:
Originally Posted by f1fan View Post
Me likey....

Now, delete the rear seats, lighten the hood, and take out some sound deadening to make that car lighter. And do not offer a sunroof as an option.

Oh yea, remove the fake engine sound too.
There is not much sound deadening material there now....and the fake engine sound is just DUMB! If they like it so much and put the effort into adding the cost, then why were they so lazy about adding a button to turn it off. Going down the highway at 70 on a long trip it would be nice to be able to just turn it off. Sometimes I think the designers are smoking too much crack.



Mike
AntDX316 commented:
February 13, 2017, 3:52 am

The reason why people loved the M5 V10 so much was the engine was derrived from F1. I wonder why they abandoned the V10 completely. They should of improved it and put it in a car that cost $300k new.
David1 commented:
February 13, 2017, 9:51 am

Quote:
Originally Posted by AntDX316 View Post
M4 brakes on an M2 is insane. That is 100% how to do brakes. Take up the maximum space available for a brake rotor. I think it would be hitting ABS all the time.
The M2 already has M3/M4 brakes on it. What you see are brakes that are bigger and heavier along with a heavier motor.
hawkdawg commented:
February 13, 2017, 6:55 pm

Quote:
Originally Posted by Aronis View Post
There is not much sound deadening material there now....and the fake engine sound is just DUMB! If they like it so much and put the effort into adding the cost, then why were they so lazy about adding a button to turn it off. Going down the highway at 70 on a long trip it would be nice to be able to just turn it off. Sometimes I think the designers are smoking too much crack.



Mike
Just find a competent coder and code it out. I did. Much better, to my ears. In the unlikely event down the road I want it louder I'll get mods that do that the old fashioned way. But right now it's good for me...