BMW M2 Rumored to Receive Hardcore Version With 400 HP

Jason Siu
by Jason Siu

An even more hardcore variant of the BMW M2 is reportedly in the works.

Bimmer Today reports that the more extreme M2 could receive the same engine used in the M3 and M4 models, instead of using an upgraded version of the current turbocharged six-cylinder engine. The M3 and M4 both use a 3.0-liter twin-turbo six-cylinder engine, and it appears BMW might de-tune that powerplant to deliver around 400 horsepower for the new BMW M2 variant.

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The report also says the BMW M2 could be badged CS rather than CSL or GTS like other M models. Expect it to also benefit from new suspension borrowed from the bigger M3 and M4 models, although it will be retuned for the M2’s smaller size and lighter weight.

Naturally, the BMW M2 CS will also get changes to its aerodynamic, with more aggressive styling that is traditional with other hardcore M variants.

[Source: Bimmer Today]

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Jason Siu
Jason Siu

Jason Siu began his career in automotive journalism in 2003 with Modified Magazine, a property previously held by VerticalScope. As the West Coast Editor, he played a pivotal role while also extending his expertise to Modified Luxury & Exotics and Modified Mustangs. Beyond his editorial work, Jason authored two notable Cartech books. His tenure at saw him immersed in the daily news cycle, yet his passion for hands-on evaluation led him to focus on testing and product reviews, offering well-rounded recommendations to AutoGuide readers. Currently, as the Content Director for VerticalScope, Jason spearheads the content strategy for an array of online publications, a role that has him at the helm of ensuring quality and consistency across the board.

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  • Smartacus Smartacus on Sep 22, 2016

    it may be too little too late. AUDI RS3 and TT-RS are getting 400HP from a 2.5 CLA45 and GLA45 are getting 400HP from a 2.0 Everyone knows M2 should have come with 400HP from the beginning but it was limited to not step on the toes of the M4.

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    • Smartacus Smartacus on Sep 22, 2016

      Speaking of that TT-RS; it may not handle anywhere near as intuitively as my E30 M3 did, but 400HP, 0-60 in 3.7, AWD, 2+2 seating was the 911 Turbo 20 years ago.