BMW Australia has announced pricing for the M2 CS, known internally as the drift machine, ahead of its arrival in the second half of the year.
Priced from $139,900 before on-road costs, the M2 CS represents a $35,000 increase over the existing M2 Competition.
That extra spend gets you a 3.0-litre turbocharged inline-six engine making 331kW and 550Nm, good for a 4.2-second sprint to 100km/h with a six-speed manual or a 4.0-second run in the seven-speed dual-clutch model.
The car rides on an adaptive suspension, and power is put to the road through an active M differential.
Part of the M2 CS package is carbon-fibre, and lots of it. The car's bonnet, rear spoiler, diffuser, splitter, mirror caps, roof, and centre console are made of the lightweight weave, while a set of bucket seats borrowed from the M4 CS help with the weight savings as well.
The CS rides on a set of lightweight 19-inch alloy wheels, wrapped in Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 tyres as standard. There are M Sport brakes with red calipers hiding behind them, too.
BMW has included the M Driver's Package as standard, which ups the top speed to 280km/h.
Inside, the trim of the M2 CS mirrors that of the M4 CS. That means there's no centre console bin, along with lashings of Alcantara and leather trim. Navigation is standard in the iDrive infotainment system, along with wireless Apple CarPlay.
Just 2200 examples of the M2 CS are being built globally, with just 70 coming to Australia.
2020 BMW M2 pricing
- M2 Competition - $104,900
- M2 CS - $139,900
All prices exclude on-road costs.