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    • Best BMW driver's car? 2020 BMW F87 M2 CS leaks early - Highest performance M2 with 450 hp S55 and some weight loss

      BMW's best driver's car? That would be this new BMW F87 M2 CS. The job BMW did on the model is admirable as it addresses the main complaint which is that the M2 Competition weighs as much (and more in certain trims) than an F82 M4.


      BMW gives the model lightweight 19 inch rims. The fronts weigh 20 pounds and the rears 22 pounds. Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2's are optional.

      The carbon roof saves weight in an important area for handling. You also get a carbon fiber front splitter.

      That cool looking hood? It is carbon fiber as well.

      Carbon ceramic brakes are optional.

      So what does the M2 CS weigh in its lightest trim (manual) with carbon ceramic brakes? Well, no word on that from BMW just yet. Let's hope BMW really shed some serious pounds.

      The S55 motor is tweaked to 450 horsepower with software. There is upgraded cooling for the motor and transmission.


      The lightweight theme carries over to the interior where a carbon fiber center console reduce weight by six pounds. The contrasting stitching looks wonderful.


      You get four colors to choose from: Alpine White, Misano Blue Metallic, Black Sapphire Metallic, and Hockenheim Silver Metallic.

      More details to come like the price and that all important curb weight figure.

      This car looks like a serious win for BMW and it makes you wonder why the M2 could not be this car from the beginning. A fairly light, well balanced, and entry level BMW M car with a manual option should be a priority at M.

      You're looking at the best M car in ages.

      • 2020 Model Year only
      • 2,200 to be produced worldwide (500 to US)
      • 444 hp / 406 lb-ft torque
      • 7600 rpm redline
      • 6 speed manual or 7 speed DCT
      • 3.8 second 0-60 (DCT)
      • 4.0 second 0-60 (manual)
      • 174 mph top speed
      • Three radiators, an oil cooler, two pumps in the oil pan, oil sump baffle
      • Transmission oil cooler (when equipped with DCT)
      • Electronic locking differential
      • Standard adaptive dampers with Comfort, Sport, and Sport+ modes
      • Steel subframe bolted to the body frame without bushings
      • Forged aluminum rear five-link suspension control arms and wheel hubs
      • 15.75-inch vented rotors with 6-piston fixed calipers up front
      • 14.96-inch vented rotors with 4-piston calipers in rear
      • Optional Carbon Ceramic Brake
      • 19-inch forged wheels in a staggered setup with 245/35R19 tires up front and 265/35R19s in back
      • High-gloss black finish wheels standard
      • Matte gold finish wheels standard
      • Michelin Cup 2 tires or summer performance tires
      • Carbon fiber vented hood (1/2 weight of steel hood, increases downforce and has cooling effect)
      • Carbon fiber front splitter, rear spoiler, rear diffuser, and M mirrors
      • Carbon fiber transmission tunnel (saves 6 pounds)
      • Optional carbon fiber roof
      • Alcantara dashboard, armrests, and steering wheel
      • CS badge embroidered on dashboard
      • Black leather and Alcantara M Competition front seats featuring CS logo
      • Embroidered BMW M Motorsport stripes on front seats
      • 4 exterior colors: Alpine White, Misano Blue Metallic, Black Sapphire Metallic, and Hockenheim Silver Metallic
      • 1 interior color: black
      • Only options are: 7-speed dual-clutch transmission, carbon ceramic brakes, matte gold wheels, and Michelin Cup 2 tires.
      • Pricing and ordering details will be announced closer to the 2020 M2 CS's launch in spring 2020.
































      This article was originally published in forum thread: Best BMW driver's car? 2020 BMW F87 M2 CS leaks early - Highest performance M2 with 450 hp S55 and some weight loss started by Sticky View original post
      Comments 33 Comments
      1. Jerain's Avatar
        Jerain -
        Really nice with lots of potential. This could be the best M product in years IMO.
      1. SpeedLimit?'s Avatar
        SpeedLimit? -
        Sub 3300lb weight and I'll begin to believe that M still means something. Looks promising so far.
      1. spectacula's Avatar
        spectacula -
        Beautiful
      1. Stevenh's Avatar
        Stevenh -
        Hopefully I'm wrong, but my guess is it results in -25lbs of carbon pieces and +75lbs of cooling and chasis bracing.
      1. quattr0's Avatar
        quattr0 -
        Very nice, indeed but R&T doesn't think so. The 2020 car is Hyundai Veloster N! I'm still trying to swallow a front wheel drive plus LSD car to top everything else.....

        https://www.roadandtrack.com/new-car...r-of-the-year/
      1. BLKROKT's Avatar
        BLKROKT -
        3500lbs minimum
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by BLKROKT Click here to enlarge
        3500lbs minimum
        If it isn't AT LEAST 34XX I don't even see the point.
      1. 7plagues's Avatar
        7plagues -
        Not sure how I feel about the S55 still being used as opposed to the lower tune S58.... would have been a home run.

        Seems like BMW's entire thought process with the M2 is lets give it couple year old crap.

        Also price? Probably 85k? Which... puts it into many other cool car territory. A base GT500 2020 is gonna be its competition.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by 7plagues Click here to enlarge
        Not sure how I feel about the S55 still being used as opposed to the lower tune S58.... would have been a home run.
        That's a good point but this keeps costs lower and keeps the M3 exclusive with that powerplant. They already had trouble justifying the S55 to begin with so it got that absurd N55.

        They give this an S58 and a manual plus keep the weight to 33XX with 50/50 balance and who even needs an M3?
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by 7plagues Click here to enlarge
        A base GT500 2020 is gonna be its competition.
        Only by price. Totally different car that weighs almost 1000 pounds more. This might actually give you a real M driving experience which is hard to beat IMO. That M driving experience is what BMW made its name on.
      1. 7plagues's Avatar
        7plagues -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        Only by price. Totally different car that weighs almost 1000 pounds more. This might actually give you a real M driving experience which is hard to beat IMO. That M driving experience is what BMW made its name on.
        true my bad, I hadn't considered the weight. A GT350 or a Cayman Gt4 seem to be track orientated options. Both weigh a little more or substantially less.

        Ever since stepping back from owning a BMW, it just irritates me that every year, they come out with a CS, competition, CSL, GTS variation of the car.
      1. nbrigdan's Avatar
        nbrigdan -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by quattr0 Click here to enlarge
        Very nice, indeed but R&T doesn't think so. The 2020 car is Hyundai Veloster N! I'm still trying to swallow a front wheel drive plus LSD car to top everything else.....

        https://www.roadandtrack.com/new-car...r-of-the-year/
        Didn't they poach a guy from BMW to build that car? Anyways I saw some posts from individual judges saying that they had the 992 C2S as their #1 and the Veloster as #2 . I think the contest shouldn't really be named "performance car of the year" if in the first paragraph they explain how it's not a competition of performance. Anyways...BMW still flubbed it.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by 7plagues Click here to enlarge
        Ever since stepping back from owning a BMW, it just irritates me that every year, they come out with a CS, competition, CSL, GTS variation of the car.
        Well at least they sell them in the USA. I couldn't sleep when they released the E46 M3 CSL and would not bring it to the USA.

        They have diluted the meaning of the M brand and models though. Nothing feels special any longer.

        The turbo motors just made it too easy for them to throw on new software and charge more for it. It's lazy.
      1. richpike's Avatar
        richpike -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by SpeedLimit? Click here to enlarge
        Sub 3300lb weight and I'll begin to believe that M still means something. Looks promising so far.
        That’s going to be tough - would mean >300lbs off the current M2C manual. I agree with BLKROKT that it will be 3500+. I don’t see anything that’s going to drop 300lbs.

        -Rich
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by richpike Click here to enlarge
        I agree with BLKROKT that it will be 3500+.
        3500+ would be basically where it is now with a manual.
      1. richpike's Avatar
        richpike -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        3500+ would be basically where it is now with a manual.
        Website states 3,600 exactly for a manual. Regardless, is there really 100lbs of weight loss listed? Lighter wheels (great - best place to lose weight), hood, roof and some trim pieces. Couldn’t you already get it minus a sunroof? Just not a carbon roof?

        -Rich
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by richpike Click here to enlarge
        Couldn’t you already get it minus a sunroof? Just not a carbon roof?
        I assume so. I don't know these things like I used to. It sure took a while for BMW to build an interesting driver's car again.
      1. quattr0's Avatar
        quattr0 -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by nbrigdan Click here to enlarge
        Didn't they poach a guy from BMW to build that car?
        They surely did. Now the new M Boss said no FWD but looks like the old M Boss pulls it off ;-)
      1. quattr0's Avatar
        quattr0 -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        3500+ would be basically where it is now with a manual.
        For lesser weight and about the same money (resumably the CS will be close to 70k ish), one would be better of with a used 991.2 Carrera+Cobb tune. Now, that's more like a driver car lol
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by quattr0 Click here to enlarge
        one would be better of with a used 991.2 Carrera+Cobb tune. Now, that's more like a driver car lol
        A 991.2 with a tune is better than almost anything Click here to enlarge