Thinking about the luxurious cars in the world, the first name that pops up in one’s mind is BMW, a German-based company that has been ruling the market of opulent vehicles from its beginning. From its first car BMW 3/15 to setting up of BMW Motorsport GmbH(BMW M) division to created to facilitate BMW’s racing program, the company has always sensed the need of the market.
It has adapted itself according to market need. Apart from winning the heart of customers with luxurious cars, it also wanted to rule the racing car market which it is trying to achieve with its M series cars produced by its BMW M division. These M-badged cars traditionally include modified engines, transmissions, suspensions, interior trims, aerodynamics, and exterior modifications to set them apart from their counterparts.
To prove its racing DNA BMW M division is coming up with 2020 BMW M2 CS which is lighter and more powerful than the current M2 Competition.BMW’s turbocharged S55 inline-six engine is motorising the M series smallest model. It makes 444 horsepower (327 kilowatts) and 406 pound-feet (550 Newton-meters) of torque – 39 more horsepower (29 kilowatts) than the M2 competition.
M2 CS has adapted rear-wheel-drive layout, with a six-speed manual or seven-speed dual-clutch transmissions from M2 competition without any changes. If you want to test its racing traits, you need to know that it reaches zero to 60 mph in 4.0 seconds with the manual transmission and 3.8 seconds with the dual-clutch gearbox. To add up to its feature, it comes with three levels of drive mode adjustment (Comfort, Sport, Sport+).
With different modes, changes occur in the level of steering assistance and dampers, which prove as great comfort for a driver. Brakes do not have many changes apart from carbon-ceramic brakes are also available for drivers anticipating a lot of track time.
This model will witness an extensive use of lighter carbon fibre reinforced plastic (CFRP) which adds to its beauty. CFRP benefits the model not only in enhancing its looks but also in improving its dynamics.
The use of CRPF roof removes weight from the highest point on the car, helping to reduce the centre of gravity and CFRP hood weighs half as much as the standard steel hood, BMW claims, but also has vents for engine cooling. The 2020 BMW M2 CS starts production in March 2020 and will be a one-year-only model, but the automobile world is eagerly waiting for this racing legend.