It will be detuned to 400 horsepower, but even so it should make the coupe an absolute M rocket.

BMW recently trademarked the M1 CS through M8 CS monikers and it seems that at least one of them is going to put to good use in the near future. A reliable source close to the Bavarian marque says an M2 Clubsport is indeed in the works and will come in 2018, most likely as a 2019MY. It will obviously be based on the facelifted M2 due to hit the streets next year, but there’s going to be at least one big difference between the two: the engine. That’s right - the M2 CS will use the biturbo S55 3.0-litre inline-six engine from the M3 Sedan / M4 Coupe.

Since there’s no “L” (lightweight) in “CS,” it likely means the M2 CS won’t be subjected to a drastic weight loss, although it might shave off a few pounds to further boost performance.

It won’t have the full 425 horsepower as the report mentions BMW will detune the engine to 400 ponies. There’s no word about torque just yet, but with the M3 & M4 duo rated at 406 lb-ft of torque and the M240i packing 369 lb-ft of torque, the M2 CS should snuggle nicely somewhere between the two.

Besides the power hike, expect the M2 CS to feature a more aggressive body with additional aero tweaks, including a rear wing to aid downforce at the rear axle. A stiffer suspension setup is likely on the agenda as well, along with optional carbon ceramic brakes to make it a venerable track-focused ultimate driving machine.

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Since there’s no “L” (lightweight) in “CS,” it likely means the M2 CS won’t be subjected to a drastic weight loss, although it might shave off a few pounds to further boost performance. Here’s hoping BMW will decide to sell the hardcore M2, which has already been spotted, with both the six-speed manual gearbox and the dual-clutch, seven-speed auto to please both worlds.

Note: BMW M2 Coupe by Alpha-N Performance pictured.

Source: Bimmer Post

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