BMW M boss Markus Flasch says the German firm “hasn’t decided yet” whether it will build a hardcore M2 CSL.
Speaking during an episode of BMW Today posted on the company’s YouTube channel (and embedded below), Flasch suggested the decision had yet to be made.
“To be honest, we haven’t decided yet. But we will do more sondermodelle [special models] than in the past,” he said.
“We want to show that our cars are driven from the racetrack and we want to close the gap between [the] competition, high-performance car and the racecar. And the CS, and maybe even a CSL, are alternatives that we are [deliberating over].”
Late in 2017, a report from Germany suggested BMW had scrapped plans to build a hardcore, lightweight, CSL-badged version of the M2.
In November 2019, BMW whipped the covers off its M2 CS, billing it as a “limited-run” special edition positioned above the M2 Competition.
The M2 CS employs a 3,0-litre inline six-cylinder petrol developing 331 kW and 550 N.m (yes, the same peak outputs of the outgoing M4 Competition). That’s enough, says BMW, for a sprint from zero to 100 km/h in 4,0 seconds in the case of the seven-speed dual-clutch model.
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