Rumored BMW M2 CS could be powered by S55 engine used in M4

Article by Christian A., on September 6, 2017

Sooner or later, we might find German premium carmaker BMW offering a high-performance version of the M2. This comes as BMW is reportedly working on a more hardcore version of the M2, which could be named as the BMW M2 CS (most likely) or M2 Competition.

According to various reports, the new BMW M2 CS could be on its way next year, possibly in January 2018. It could be powered by the same engine that powers the BMW M3 and the BMW M4. This engine -- codenamed as the S55 – is a twin-turbo straight-six engine that in the BMW M4 delivers 425 hp (431 PS) of max output available between 5,500 rpm and 7,300 rpm, as well as 406 lb.-ft. (550 Nm) of peak torque available between 1,850 rpm and 5,500 rpm. This engine is powerful enough to allow the M4 sprinting from zero to 62 miles per hour (100 kilometers per hour) in only 4.1 seconds with a standard six-speed manual transmission or in just 3.9 seconds with the M-DCT transmission.

Since the BMW M2 is smaller and lighter than the M4, such power could mean its acceleration times are quicker. As to whether the S55 engine of the M4 could fit into the engine bay of the M2, it has been determined that it could. In fact, several tuners in Germany have already managed to install this straight-six engine into the M2. Thus, it wouldn’t be impossible for BMW to get this powerful engine into the M2 and thereby give birth to the new BMW M2 CS.

Power from the S55 engine will be sent to the wheels through a nine-speed M-DCT transmission. To complement the huge surge in power, BMW is reportedly working to bolster the suspension and brake systems as well as the wheels of the rumored BMW M2 CS. This could mean bigger brakes, tweaked chassis and suspension as well as an array of optimized components.

Reports also indicate that the exterior of the rumored M2 CS could be finished in either Silver Hockenheim or Sunset Orange colors. More color options could be on the works. As for the interior, the new M2 CS could be availed with the Dakota black leather upholstery with contrast stitching in Polar Blue or Kyalami Orange. Normal or perforated leather are also available.

For those who wanted to get a piece of the rumored M2 CS, here is a detail that could be interpreted as either good or bad news – the BMW M2 CS will be produced in a limited series of just 1,000 units. This is bad news for those who can’t connect quickly with their dealers, as they might not be able to secure their own M2 CS. On the other hand, this means good news in a way that it boosts the exclusive nature of the M2 CS.

According to reports, interested buyers could start placing their orders in January 2018 – with selected dealers. BMW would commence deliveries in May 2018.


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