2018 BMW M2 CS Coming with 400 HP S55 Engine - We really did not intend to construct a tiny M3 or M4," BMW M Design VP Dirk Haecker informed us when we owned the BMW M2 for the very first time previously this year, Yet what happens if BMW really did determine to construct a tiny M3 or M4? It would certainly need to trade its 365-hp turbocharged inline-six-- called the N55-- for the a lot more effective S55 variation. It could obtain the digitally flexible shocks located on the larger M-cars. Most likely a various body package. Broader tires. Ideally a couple of weight-saving procedures, like a carbon-fiber roofing system, to counter the mass of all that efficiency things.
Perhaps it would certainly be called the BMW M2 CS. At the Bimmerpost online forum, a long time customer that passes the manage "ynguldyn" makes use of unidentified resources to preserve a rather exact future item pipe-- and also they simply included the M2 CS in among their November updates. They assert it will certainly be developed around a detuned S55 engine creating around 400 hp; if constructed, it will likely take place sale at some time in 2018.
We do have greater than this solitary unverifiable insurance claim to take place-- such as this video clip from late September, which reveals something intriguing undertaking screening on the Nurburgring. It resembles an M2, concealed from the beltline down, making amusing sounds that appear a great deal even more like an M3 or M4:
Allow's function under the presumption that the video clip over programs a much more effective M2 variation that will ultimately make it to market (whether it's called the M2 CS or another thing totally). Our inquiry is, that is it for? We have yet to review an evaluation of the M2 that requires even more power; the basic agreement is that it is among one of the most well balanced, functional and also well-rounded enjoyable M-cars in current memory, though it can stand to shed several of its 3,450-pound visual weight.
If we needed to venture a guess, we would certainly claim the theoretical M2 CS will certainly be something along the lines of the limited-production M4 GTS-- a track-focused expert that provides even more power as well as even more efficiency possibility, yet will not make vanilla-M2 proprietors seem like they have actually lost out on the "far better" variation of their automobile. If we're fortunate, it will not also have rears.
We would certainly inform you to remain tuned for updates from BMW, yet it's possibly mosting likely to be some time prior to we listen to anything main on this front. In the meantime, watch out for more much more strange concealed sports cars tearing around the Nurburgring.