Strong Brothers: BMW M GmbH and BMW M Motorsport present new BMW M2 CS and BMW M2 CS Racing.

Munich. The success story continues: With the BMW M2 CS
Racing, BMW M Motorsport continues its tradition of
close-to-production customer racing vehicles. The BMW M2 CS Racing
is convincing with impressive driving performance and offers
motorsport beginners the performance of a pedigree racing car at an
attractive price. The BMW M2 CS (combined fuel consumption in l/100
km: 10.4–9.4; combined CO2 emissions in g/km: 238–214),
also being presented to the global community today, is the perfect
basis for the new entry-level model. The BMW M GmbH special edition
is also set to make its US debut at the LA Autoshow in November.


“With the BMW M2 CS Racing, we are
continuing the tradition of providing ambitious teams and drivers with
an affordable gateway to racing – this time with a car that, with
impressive performance data and the latest BMW Motorsport technology,
meets all the requirements of a pedigree racing car, better than any
previous entry-level model before it,” said BMW Group Motorsport
Director Jens Marquardt. “Using the perfect base of the BMW M2 CS and
in close collaboration with BMW M GmbH colleagues, BMW Motorsport
engineers used many of the insights from the development of the BMW M4
GT4 to set totally new standards in the entry-level class with its
little brother, the BMW M2 CS Racing. I am confident that we will
continue the success story of BMW M Customer Racing vehicles with this car.”


Markus Flasch, President of BMW M GmbH, said: “The collaborative
development of the BMW M2 CS and the BMW M2 CS Racing highlights the
close integration of BMW Motorsport and BMW M GmbH. Our expertise
meets halfway between high-performance cars for the road and pedigree
racing cars, namely in the growing club racing sector. We are already
taking account of this with various performance versions of the BMW M2
CS Racing, and we will be working in a similar direction for future
BMW M special editions.”


BMW M2 CS Racing with electronics from the BMW M4 GT4.

The BMW M2 CS Racing is available from 95,000.00 Euros (plus
value-added tax) and meets all the prerequisites for a successful
entry-level model. The new customer racing car is powered by an S55
six-cylinder in-line engine with BMW M TwinPower Turbo Technology,
which with a capacity of 2,979 cc in the racing version achieves
between 280 hp (205 kW) and 365 hp (268 kW), depending on the Balance
of Performance or Permit B classification. The maximum torque of 550
Nm is transmitted by a 7-speed dual-clutch transmission, which has
been applied using specialist motorsport software.


Another highlight of the BMW M2 CS Racing is the engine management.
As for the BMW M4 GT4, this will be via power sticks in the future,
which enable various performance levels to be programmed and retrieved
depending on the stipulated Balance of Performance.


Motorsport-specific driving aids such as ABS and DSC guarantee that
newcomers will be able to handle the car safely. A mechanical limited
slip differential with pre-load and separate cooling also comes as
standard, as do specially manufactured drive shafts. Like its
production counterpart, the roof is also made of carbon.


Club racing version with increased performance.

Delivery of the first BMW M2 CS Racing is planned for mid 2020. As
with the predecessor models, the BMW M235i Racing and the BMW M240i
Racing, several platforms around the world will be available to the
new car apart from its main stomping grounds, the VLN Endurance
Championship Nürburgring and the TC America. A Permit B version is
planned for racing at the Nordschleife (GER) as part of the VLN.


BMW Motorsport is also already working on an upgrade package to
increase performance to 450 hp. Further details and the start of
delivery of these models will be announced at a later point in time.


“With this wide range of performance variants, and distribution
through approved BMW M Motorsport dealers for the first time, we will
be addressing an even wider target group in the future and tapping
into a booming sector. I’m delighted that we are also able to break
into this market with the BMW M2 CS Racing and expand our customer
racing offering. Customer racing at BMW has never been as diverse as
it will be as of next season,” said Marquardt.


BMW M2 CS on the road at 450 hp.

In the BMW M2 CS road car, the dual charged six-cylinder in-line
engine based on the power unit of the BMW M4 Competition achieves 450
hp (331 kW). The power is unleashed perfectly onto the racetrack and
the road via the standard 6-speed manual transmission or the optional
7-speed M dual-clutch gearbox, the adaptive M racing suspension
previously reserved for the BMW M4 models, as well as cup tyres. The
standard M racing brakes with painted red brake callipers or the
optional M carbon ceramic brakes ensure the car slows down suitably.


In the interior, the lightweight M racing seat from the BMW M4 CS,
with Merino and Alcantara leather covers, provide the driver with the
perfect support even when they are bumped on the racetrack. The
optional M sports steering wheel with an exclusive Alcantara covering,
which like in a racing car has a red mark at the 12 o’clock position,
gives that direct racing feeling.


Endurance tests at the Nordschleife
already passed.

The race car BMW M2 CS Racing has an intensive period of testing
behind it. After initial outings at Miramas (FRA) and Portimão (POR)
came the first appearance in race conditions at the fifth round of the
VLN Endurance Championship Nürburgring. At the
Nürburgring-Nordschleife, the most demanding racetrack in the world,
BMW Motorsport Junior Beitske Visser (NED) and Jörg Weidinger (GER),
test and development engineer at BMW M GmbH and a very successful
participant in the BMW Sports Trophy over many years himself,
completed the first endurance test and provided the engineers with
valuable insights under race conditions. Further outings at the ‘Green
Hell’ came in the seventh and ninth round of the VLN.


Technical Data on the BMW M2 CS Racing.




Type: Six-cylinder in-line, four valves

Technology: BMW M TwinPower Turbo Technology, direct
injection, Valvetronic

Capacity: 2,979 cc

Performance: 280 hp (205 kW) – 365 PS (268 kW) via
power stick (depending on Balance of Performance or Permit B classification)

Torque: 550 Nm

Exhaust system: Motorsport-specific exhaust system
with racing catalytic converters




  • 7-speed dual-clutch transmission applied with motorsport software
  • Mechanical Drexler limited-slip differential with pre-load and
    separate cooling
  • Specially manufactured drive shafts
  • Wheel bearing modified for motorsport (rear axle)
  • Modified engine mounting


Assistance Systems


  • Stability systems modified specifically by BMW M Motorsport (DSC/ABS)
  • Detailed adjustments to applications through use of numerous BMW
    works and customer racing drivers at different racetracks, with
    different tyre types and in diverse external conditions
  • Close collaboration with engineers from production development




  • Standard air conditioning
  • Adjustable Sabelt Taurus XL seat (FIA 8855-1999) with M2 CS Racing embroidery
  • Schroth six-point safety harness (FIA 8853-2016)
  • AIM MXG 1.2 Racing Dash logger with colour display
  • Centre console with illuminated switch panel
  • Extended, adjustable steering columns with removable BMW
    Motorsport steering wheel with operating buttons and rocker switches
  • Extra-large rear-view mirror for better overview of the back
  • Rear-view mirror can be adjusted electrically
  • Optional:
    • Recaro P 1300 GT racing seat (FIA 8862-2009)
    • Race taxi seat
    • Preparation for drinking system
    • Weight box in line with FIA / SRO standard




  • Chassis with DMSB-certified welded safety roll cage (in line with
    FIA regulations), manufactured by BMW M Motorsport
  • CFC roof like the BMW M2 CS
  • Rear side-windows of Makrolon® with tank filler neck
  • Front splitter
  • Motorsport rear wing, adjustable
  • Air jack system
  • Bonnet and boot quick-release locks
  • Weight-reduced motorsport wire harness
  • Tow rings front and rear in line with regulations
  • External charging port for battery
  • Powerful additional light for 24-hour races (optional)




  • FT3 safety fuel tank
  • Capacity: 84 litres
  • Fuelling possible from both sides of the car
  • Vent line secured by roll valve
  • Optional: Endurance tank with a capacity of 120 litres (available
    as of the end of 2020)




  • Three-level adjustable anti-roll bars front and rear
  • Specially modified motorsport dampers (ZF Sachs) front and rear
  • Springs available with three spring ratings each for front and
    rear axle (optional)
  • Motorsport-specific steering connections
  • Specially reworked spring dome on front axle for enhanced
    configuration options for the wheel camber
  • Spherical front-axle and rear-axle suspension
  • Chassis already prepared for spring deflection sensors




  • Cup version:
    • 10.5×18 inch aluminium rims design 513M in matt black
    • Tyres: MICHELIN slick 27/65-18 S9L
  • 5-hole mounting
  • Studs on the wheel hub for easy fitting




  • 6-piston fixed yoke front, Alcon
  • Brake disc diameter: 380 mm
  • 4-piston fixed yoke rear, production M2 CS
  • Brake disc diameter: 380 mm
  • Twin-flow air brake cooling