1 Comment
Photo:
 
 
Kez Casey | Jul, 11 2016 | 1 Comment

The smallest of BMW’s performance models could be given the legendary CSL treatment, with reports out of Germany suggesting that an M2 CSL or GTS is now in development.

The rumours come from German publication Auto Motor Und Sport, claiming that like the M4 GTS, the M2 is about to lose weight and gain a handy dose of power.

The weight-savings are a relatively simple matter, with plenty of extraneous items able to be stripped out of the M2 coupe, including its rear seats, and sound insulation.

Adding more power to the M2’s 272kW and 465Nm 3.0 litre turbocharged six-cylinder engine is less clear-cut.

BMW could potentially offer the full 317kW tune of the regular S55 engine used in the M4, or even the hotter 331kW Competition package.

However, the M2 CSL isn’t expected to tread on the toes of the larger coupe range, meaning the likely option is for it to use a reworked version of its existing N55 engine, revised to mimic the water-cooled intake system of the M4 GTS.

Whatever the engine, if the M2 CSL is headed for production expect a full track package, with wider front and rear tracks, adjustable coil-over suspension, and a more aggressive aerodynamics package.

Some of the M2’s luxury trimmings will go by the wayside, and lighter materials such as aluminium and carbon fibre will take the place of key components to help justify the expected price bump, which like the M4 GTS could see the M2 almost double in price.

MORE: BMW News and Reviews

 
Links contained in this article
TMR Comments
1 Comments

Finance Calculator

Repayment is : $

Latest Comments
 
The size of your tyre is located on the sidewall of your tyre.
It will be similar to the sample below.
 
New cars for sale View more
 
Audi A5 sport $69,900 to $69,900
Plus ORC
 
$0 More Information
Mercedes-Benz E220 d $94,100 to $94,100
Plus ORC
 
Special Offer $102,756 More Information
Alfa Romeo 4C $89,000 to $89,000
Plus ORC
 
Special Offer $105,936 More Information
Mercedes-Benz C300 $69,900 to $69,900
Plus ORC
 
$0 More Information
Mercedes-Benz SLC300 $100,900 to $100,900
Plus ORC
 
$0 More Information
Audi TT S $74,700 to $74,700
Plus ORC
 
$0 More Information
Audi S5 $105,511 to $105,511
Plus ORC
 
$0 More Information
Mercedes-Benz C43 AMG $102,611 to $102,611
Plus ORC
 
$0 More Information
Jaguar F-TYPE 221kW $107,012 to $107,012
Plus ORC
 
$0 More Information
Lotus Elise Cup $74,990 to $74,990
Plus ORC
 
$0 More Information
 
Show All