Hefty Price Tag Announced for 2020 BMW M2 CS

At $84,595, the M2 CS is nearly $25,000 more than the M2 Competition.

2020 BMW M2 CS
2020 BMW M2 CS

Yeah, that price (83,600 plus a $995 destination fee) might make even the most ravenous M2 fanatics second guess the M2 CS. The starting price for the M2 Competition is $58,900. A price jump that large between trim levels, not models is quite shocking. Remember, this is still an M2. Say it out loud if you need to.

The BMW M2 CS was officially revealed at the 2019 Los Angeles Auto Show and created a sizeable amount of buzz. Fitted with the engine from the M4 Competition, the M2 CS was destined to be quick. 444 horsepower quick, to be exact.

2020 BMW M2 CS
2020 BMW M2 CS

Compared to the M2 Competition, the M2 CS does get some nice upgrades. Horsepower is increased by 39, while the torque stays at 406 lb.-ft. A nice list of Carbon Fiber Reinforced Plastic (CFRP) parts come with the CS, including hood, roof, and aerodynamic components. BMW hasn’t officially released how much weight has been shaved off via the extensive CFRP, but I’m not convinced that it’ll be $25,000 worth.

2020 BMW M2 CS
2020 BMW M2 CS

The M2 CS is available with either a six-speed manual transmission, or a seven-speed double clutch automatic transmission. The manual is equipped with ‘rev-matching technology which blips the throttle on downshifts and lowers the engine’s revs on upshifts, making gear changes even smoother.’ I’m not sure how this compares with some good old-fashioned heel-toe, but a very cool piece of tech regardless. 0-60mph times are 3.8 seconds in the automatic, and 4.0 in the manual.

2020 BMW M2 CS
2020 BMW M2 CS

Along with the bragging rights obtained by buying a CS, you also get adaptive dampers, some cosmetic parts, and badges all over the place. To avoid some bewildered looks, it might be a good idea to keep the price to yourself.

While the M2 CS definitely proves to be the better performer, $84,595 is brutal. I think you’re better off buying a M2 Competition and putting that extra $25,000 towards something useful like upgrades or gear.

2020 BMW M2 CS
2020 BMW M2 CS

Specifications (all data is preliminary)

M2 CS ManualM2 CS DCT
Seats44
Number of Doors22
Drive typeRWDRWD
Lengthinches175.6175.6
Widthinches73.773.7
Width including mirrorsinches 78.378.3
Heightinches55.755.7
Wheelbaseinches106.0106.0
Turning radiusfeet19.219.2
Ground clearanceInches4.64.6
    
Shoulder width frontinches54.454.4
Shoulder room rearinches53.453.4
Legroom frontinches41.541.5
Legroom rearinches33.033.0
Headroom frontinches40.140.1
Headroom rearinches36.536.5
Trunk volumeft³13.813.8
Fuel Tank capacitygallons13.713.7
Curb weightlbs.tbatba
Gross vehicle weightlbs.tbatba
Payloadlbs.tbatba
    
Engine type S55S55
Induction TurbochargedTurbocharged
Cylinders66
Valves per cylinder44
Bore x Strokemm84.0 x 89.684.0 x 89.6
Displacementcm³2,9792,979
Compression rate:110.210.2
Engine powerhp444 @ 6,250 rpm444 @ 6,250 rpm
Engine torquelb-ft.406 @ 2,350 – 5,500406 @ 2,350 – 5,500
Recommended Fuel PremiumPremium
Engine oilQuarts7.47.4
   
Transmission type 6-Speed manual7-Speed DCT
Gear ratios 1st gear4.114.81
2nd2.322.59
3rd1.541.70
4th1.181.28
5th1.001.00
6th0.840.84
7th0.67
Reverse gear3.463.46
Final drive ratio3.734.17
    
Power-steering typeEPSEPS
Steering ratio:1tbatba
    
Tires, standard, front / rear245/35ZR19 93Y 265/35ZR19 98Y245/35ZR19 93Y 265/35ZR19 98Y
Wheels, standard, front / rearinches9.0 x 19 / 10.0 x 199.0 x 19 / 10.0 x 19
    
Track, frontinches62.262.2
Rear, trackinches63.063.0
Cx0.370.37
    
0-60 mphseconds4.03.8
Top speedmph174174
Fuel Economy city/hwy/combmpgtbdtbd

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