BMW is now offering the M2 CS, equipped with a 3.0-liter straight-six turbocharged powerplant developing as much as 450hp and 550Nm.
Priced at Bt6,999,000, the M2 CS, successor to the M2 Competition, has been developed side-by-side with the M2 CS Racing.
Among the highlights are the use of lightweight carbon fiber in its exterior panels and components “to not only reduce weight but also improve cooling and aerodynamics.”
According to BMW, the lightweight carbon fiber construction for the bonnet cuts its weight by 50 per cent and comes with a central air vent to increase downforce and improve engine cooling. The carbon fiber roof is also new, providing improved rigidity and acoustic properties.
“Together, the new roof and hood help lower the M2 CS’s center of gravity for improved agility. Also made from carbon fibre are the front splitter, the rear spoiler, rear diffuser and M twin-stalk exterior mirrors. The front and rear spoilers along with the diffuser work together to optimize air flow underneath the car and to further increase downforce,” BMW stated.
A dual-branch exhaust system comes with two electrically controlled flaps and four stainless steel tailpipes.
The interior features exclusive racing components ranging from M Sport steering wheel to lightweight, bucket-style M Sport seats with red contrast stitching and integral head restraints featuring BMW M stripes.
Power is transmitted via a 7-speed double clutch gearbox to the rear axle. Acceleration from 0-100km/h takes 4 seconds flat and the top speed is claimed at 280km/h.
The Dynamic Stability Control is supported by the standard Active M Differential, while the M Dynamic Mode (MDM) allows for a greater degree of dynamic freedom for closed course track driving. It also comes standard with the Adaptive M suspension (previously unavailable on the M2 models), and 19-inch forged M wheels along with M Sport brakes with red calipers.