BMW M2 CS here in Singapore, but you can’t buy one



The BMW M2 CS has arrived in Singapore, but you won’t be able to buy one as they have all been sold out


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SINGAPORE

The most hardened version of BMW’s M2, the M2 CS, is here in Singapore. But if you’re thinking of getting one, there’s bad news, for it has already been sold out.

A BMW Asia spokesperson said that only “a very limited number of units” of the M2 CS have been brought into Singapore, without revealing any exact figures, and that all of them have been spoken for. As such, there’s no official price for the car here, but for reference, the M2 Competition currently goes for S$336,888 with COE, so the M2 CS is likely to be quite a fair bit higher than that.

The CS name was first introduced on the M3, and subsequently the M4, and is designed to be a lightened, more focused version of the regular models, serving as a base for customers to build upon for amateur racing.

The M2 CS follows on from that philosophy, with lightened materials and carbon fibre bits littered throughout the car to shave weight. The bonnet and roof are made entirely from carbon fibre reinforced plastic (CFRP), while carbon fibre also features on the front splitter, rear boot lid spoiler, and rear diffuser. The car’s Misano Blue paintwork is also exclusive to the M2 CS.

The weight saving measures continue inside, with carbon fibre applied liberally on the centre console and door trims. Other weight-saving measures include the ultra-light M Sport bucket seats, upholstered in Alcantara and Merino leather, that is taken from the M4 CS, while Alcantara is also found on the steering wheel and centre armrest.

The M2 CS is not just lighter than the M2 Competition, but more powerful too. Power has been boosted by 40hp to 450hp, and when paired with the seven-speed dual clutch transmission, the car can sprint from 0-100km/h in 4 seconds flat. The car’s Active M Differential has also been reworked specifically for the CS to allow for a greater degree of wheel slip in M Dynamic Mode. As a result, BMW says that “moderate, controlled drifts” are possible with the M2 CS.

The car also gets adaptive dampers as standard, the only M2 variant to be equipped as such, while handling is further enhanced by the addition of a CFRP strut brace that adds stiffness and rigidity to the chassis. Finally, the brakes have also been beefed up, with the M2 CS featuring larger brake discs and callipers than its M2 Competition counterpart.


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