Check Out The BMW M2 CS From 103 Angles

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The BMW M2 CS came out about a year ago as the hot version’s hot version of the Bavarian automaker’s quintessential smallish performance luxury vehicle. Yesterday, BMW posted a huge album of pictures the Misano Blue car taken at Sachsenring. Neat!

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I’m not sure why BMW felt compelled to share this big stack of images, but the M2 CS is a cool-enough car that I think it’s fun to have a definitive photo album of it to be able to look at later if anyone’s so inclined.

Sachsenring, where these were taken, is a 2.281-mile race track on the east side of Germany, between Berlin and Munich. MotoGP and ADAC GT Masters races go down there.

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The M2 CS isn’t quite a race car, but I’m sure it’ll feel stiff enough to make you question that while you lean into the car’s Adaptive M Suspension to bob and weave through traffic and avoid plunging your lightweight wheels into potholes.

Other notable tools in the M2 CS’s inventory include a 3.0-liter BMW M TwinPower Turbo inline-six paired to a six-speed three-pedal manual transmission.

BMW claims 444 horsepower, 406 lb-ft of torque, and a top speed of 174 mph with this thing. Curb weight’s posted at 3,417 pounds, sneaking under the M2 Competition (manual)’s figure of 3,561 pounds. A standard M2 is supposed to weigh 3,600 (with a paltry 405 HP.)

The M2 CS diet owes a lot to the car’s liberal use of carbon fiber, which you can see a whole lot of in this deep M2 CS photo album I promised:

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Wait, I just figured out how BMW can make their grills even bigger. Call it the Drop Grill. Peekaboo Headlights. Or just The Risky Business.