BMW Shows Off M2 CS Racing at 24 Hours of Daytona

by Member - Evanwritescars on January 31, 2020, 9:47 am

BMW's latest racer made its North American debut last weekend during the 24 Hours of Daytona, but the M2 CS racing wasn't there to compete. It was there to show off.

The automaker had three different models entered in competition over the weekend, the winning M8 GTE and the M6 GT3 doing the 24, and the M4 GT4 racing in the IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge. The M2 CS Racing, though, was on display near the BMW M Experience truck, where anyone could take a look.

BMW racing cars have enjoyed regular success in North America since the 1970s and they really thrill the fans. That applies to our GT cars and to the BMW M2 CS Racings predecessors that helped BMW customer teams to secure countless wins and titles over the years," said BMW Motorsport Director Jens Marquardt.

The M2 CS was shown to dealers in Miami after the race and will be headed to the TC America season opener this March in Austin, but the car still won't be racing there.

A competition debut, at least in North America, won't happen until next year. The 3.0L twin-turbo inline-six that makes between 280 hp and 365 depending on series rules will be offered to racing customers for the 2021 racing season. Club racers will want to wait for the 450 hp version that will be sold for series without balance of performance restrictions._a2_

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