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2020 BMW M2 CS pricing and specs

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...

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BMW M2 CS Racing revealed

BMW has unveiled a racing cousin to the 2020 M2 CS, wrapping the road car's fundamentals in a race-ready package. Aimed at the VLN Endurance Championship and TC America racing series, the M2 CS Racing is powered by the same S55 inline-six turbo engine as the road-going model. Here, however, it only makes between 205kW and 268kW depending on the regulations of each race series...

Car News Daily: Your daily download

Plenty has happened in the world of car news over the last 24 hours. If you haven't had time to read all the news on CarAdvice.com, catch up on your way home with Car News Daily, as Mandy Turner reads each news story word-for-word...

2020 BMW M2 CS revealed - UPDATE

UPDATE, 12:10pm: BMW has now officially revealed the M2 CS. We've replaced the leaked images with official pictures, and have added details about the car's performance. 19 November, 09:51am: The BMW M2 CS has been unveiled ahead of its launch at the Los Angeles motor show, revealing the most aggressive take on the soon-to-be-replaced 2 Series yet...

Hardcore manuals coming for 2021 M3 and M4, M5 to remain auto only

As the sole carmaker to continue offering a manual option in the premium mid-sized high-performance segment, BMW M is bucking tradition and looking to position the 'stick shift' format as a flagship option in the now-delayed 2021 M3 and M4 range. “The manual stick shift is not an entry proposition any more,” says the boss of BMW M Division, Markus Flasch...

BMW M2 'GT4' teased

BMW M Motorsport has previewed a new 'entry-level' race car for 'grassroots motorsport' based on the M2 Competition. We've unofficially dubbed it as the 'M2 GT4', given the racing class' entry-level positioning in FIA competitions and the overall look of the track car, which doesn't appear too modified from the standard road-going version...

2020 BMW M2 'CS' spied inside and out

Photographers have snapped the upcoming BMW M2 CS once again, this time including shots of the track-focused coupe's interior. While the exterior remains hidden under camouflage, the Alcantara-heavy interior doesn't have much to hide. There's suede trim on the steering wheel, door cards, and on the dashboard. An Alcantara trim option for the seats is also likely...

2020 BMW M2 CS spied

The leanest, meanest BMW M2 has been snapped during testing, revealing its mean stance and subtle bodywork add-ons. It looks like the M2 CS will get a carbon-fibre bonnet with a pronounced bulge, along with mirror caps, a roof, and body additions made of the lightweight weave. The subtle boot lid spoiler will likely be made of carbon, as on the M3 CS...

2019 BMW M2 CS spied

BMW's hottest M2, the upcoming CS (or should that be CSL?), has been snapped during cold weather testing in Europe, offering a closer look at its pumped-up body. The new variant, which will sit above the M2 Competition in the range, is expected to offer 331kW when it launches later this year. That makes it around 30kW more powerful than the Comp, which itself is no slouch...

BMW Australia initiates second phase of Takata recall - UPDATE

BMW Australia has announced it will be commencing the next phase of its Takata airbag recall work this month, detailing a staggered repair schedule over the coming year. UPDATE, 6/12/18: The contents of the table originally provided were inaccurate. We have updated the initiation schedule below...