The latest F-chassis M2 has become one of the best-selling M cars of all time, consistently selling 50 percent over initial projections. These surprisingly high numbers have spurred BMW into planning to produce even more of its hardcore performance variants of the M-cars, the GTS and CSL models.
BMW hit a home run with the M2 and is a favorite among many for its sharp looks, performance, and pure feel that is rare in brand new cars that are so often stifled by electronic aids. With the CS model projected to hit showrooms next year, we think BMW will continue to find success.
There has been speculation that in addition to the CS model of the M2, there will be an even sportier version bearing the CSL badge as well. This model would use the same twin-turbocharged S55 inline-six engine from the current M3 and M4 but would be even lighter than the M2 CS. To top it all off, it would come standard with a manual transmission – a true driver’s dream car.
It’s rumored that the M2 CS will go on sale at the same time as the updated version of the M2 next year, but if the CSL version does come to fruition, it will be a limited-numbers run at the end of the model’s life.
To top it all off, the M2 will be the final BMW M-car to come equipped with a manual transmission, so in addition to being more desirable for that reason, the CSL model will be fought over tooth-and-nail by BMW enthusiasts and serious drivers alike.
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