Three-quarters front shot of the M2 CS Racing.

THE BMW M2 CS RACING.

From the road to the race track.

THE BMW M2 CS RACING.

From the road to the race track.

THE BMW M2 CS RACING.From the road to the race track.

The success story continues. With the BMW M2 CS Racing, BMW M Motorsport continues its tradition of close-to-production customer racing vehicles. Like its two predecessors, the BMW M235i Racing and the BMW M240i Racing, the newest member of the BMW M customer racing range of products paves the way for ambitious teams and drivers to get involved in motorsport. The BMW M2 CS Racing is convincing with impressive driving performance and offers the performance of a pedigree racing car at a competitive price. The BMW M2 CS (combined fuel consumption in l/100 km: 10.4–9.4; combined CO2 emissions in g/km: 238–214), a BMW M GmbH special edition, is the perfect base for the new entry-level model. In close collaboration with BMW M GmbH colleagues, BMW Motorsport engineers used many of the insights from the development of the BMW M4 GT4 to set totally new standards in the entry-level class with the BMW M2 CS Racing. Motorsport-specific driving aids such as ABS and DSC guarantee that newcomers will be able to handle the car safely. A mechanical limited slip differential with pre-load and separate cooling also comes as standard, as do specially manufactured drive shafts. Like its production counterpart, the roof is also made of carbon. The VLN Endurance Championship Nürburgring and the TC America are the planned main areas of operation.

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Using the perfect base of the BMW M2 CS and in close collaboration with BMW M GmbH colleagues, BMW Motorsport engineers used many of the insights from the development of the BMW M4 GT4 to set totally new standards in the entry-level class with its little brother, the BMW M2 CS Racing. I am confident that we will continue the success story of BMW M Customer Racing vehicles with this car.
Jens Marquardt, BMW Motorsport Director

TRUE PERFORMANCE HAS MANY FACETS.

Details about the M2 CS Racing.

BRAKES.

The BMW M2 CS Racing has a front-axle brake with a 6-piston fixed yoke and a rear-axle brake with a 4-piston fixed yoke from its production counterpart, with a brake disc diameter of 380 mm front and rear. Additional air brake cooling also comes as standard.

ENGINE.

The new customer racing car is powered by an S55 six-cylinder in-line engine with M TwinPower turbo technology with direct injection and Valvetronic, which with a capacity of 2,979 cc in the basis version achieves between 280 hp (205 kW) and 365 hp (268 kW). The maximum torque is transmitted by a 7-speed dual-clutch transmission, which has been applied using specialist motorsport software. The power is customisable via power stick depending on stipulated balance of performance (BoP). An upgrade package with 450 hp is already in progress. Further details and the delivery start will be announced at later date.

WHEELS AND TYRES.

The BMW M2 CS Racing has 10.5x18 inch aluminium rims in BMW Design 513M in matt black, and is delivered with the Michelin slick tyres 27/65-18 S9L.

CENTRE CONSOLE.

User-friendly: With an illuminated switch panel, the centre console makes it easy to use various functions and assistance systems, such as the light, air conditioning, dynamic stability control DSC and the driving dynamic switch.

SAFETY.

The BMW M2 CS is fitted with the latest safety equipment in line with FIA standards. The body is equipped with a DMSB-certified, welded safety roll cage from BMW Motorsport. Central components of this are the FIA fire extinguisher and the FT3 safety fuel tank.

STEERING COLUMN WITH BMW MOTORSPORT STEERING WHEEL AND AIM MXG 1.2 MOTORSPORT DISPLAY.

The BMW M2 CS Racing has an extended, adjustable steering column with removable BMW Motorsport steering wheel.

An AIM MXG 1.2 Motorsport Display with logger function and colour display is available for recording lap times and monitoring the most important functional data.

RACING SEAT IN LINE WITH FIA STANDARDS.

The racing seat adjustable in line with FIA standards is fitted with a six-point safety harness (FIA 8853-2016). The BMW M2 CS Racing is fitted with a Sabelt Taurus XL (FIA 8855-1999) as standard. A Recaro P 1300 GT racing seat (FIA 8862-2009), shown in the image, is available as an optional extra.

AERODYNAMICS.

Optimum downforce is ensured by a front splitter, which has been carried over from the BMW M2 CS special edition, as well as a motorsport-specific, adjustable rear wing.

  • 1. BRAKES.

    The BMW M2 CS Racing has a front-axle brake with a 6-piston fixed yoke and a rear-axle brake with a 4-piston fixed yoke from its production counterpart, with a brake disc diameter of 380 mm front and rear. Additional air brake cooling also comes as standard.

  • 2. ENGINE.

    The new customer racing car is powered by an S55 six-cylinder in-line engine with M TwinPower turbo technology with direct injection and Valvetronic, which with a capacity of 2,979 cc in the basis version achieves between 280 hp (205 kW) and 365 hp (268 kW). The maximum torque is transmitted by a 7-speed dual-clutch transmission, which has been applied using specialist motorsport software. The power is customisable via power stick depending on stipulated balance of performance (BoP). An upgrade package with 450 hp is already in progress. Further details and the delivery start will be announced at later date.

  • 3. WHEELS AND TYRES.

    The BMW M2 CS Racing has 10.5x18 inch aluminium rims in BMW Design 513M in matt black, and is delivered with the Michelin slick tyres 27/65-18 S9L.

  • 4. CENTRE CONSOLE.

    User-friendly: With an illuminated switch panel, the centre console makes it easy to use various functions and assistance systems, such as the light, air conditioning, dynamic stability control DSC and the driving dynamic switch.

  • 5. SAFETY.

    The BMW M2 CS is fitted with the latest safety equipment in line with FIA standards. The body is equipped with a DMSB-certified, welded safety roll cage from BMW Motorsport. Central components of this are the FIA fire extinguisher and the FT3 safety fuel tank.

  • 6. STEERING COLUMN WITH BMW MOTORSPORT STEERING WHEEL AND AIM MXG 1.2 MOTORSPORT DISPLAY.

    The BMW M2 CS Racing has an extended, adjustable steering column with removable BMW Motorsport steering wheel.

    An AIM MXG 1.2 Motorsport Display with logger function and colour display is available for recording lap times and monitoring the most important functional data.

  • 7. RACING SEAT IN LINE WITH FIA STANDARDS.

    The racing seat adjustable in line with FIA standards is fitted with a six-point safety harness (FIA 8853-2016). The BMW M2 CS Racing is fitted with a Sabelt Taurus XL (FIA 8855-1999) as standard. A Recaro P 1300 GT racing seat (FIA 8862-2009), shown in the image, is available as an optional extra.

  • 8. AERODYNAMICS.

    Optimum downforce is ensured by a front splitter, which has been carried over from the BMW M2 CS special edition, as well as a motorsport-specific, adjustable rear wing.

TECHNICAL DATA OF THE BMW M2 CS RACING.

  • Dimensions.

    Length:

    4461 mm

    Width without mirrors:

    1854 mm

    Width with mirrors:

    1990 mm

    Wheelbase:

    2693 mm

    Front track width:

    1568 mm

    Rear track width:

    1608 mm

  • Engine.

    Type: 

    Six-cylinder in-line, four valves

    Technology:

    M TwinPower turbo technology, direct injection, Valvetronic

    Capacity:

    2,979 cc

    Number of cylinders:

    6

    Performance:

    280 HP (205 kW) – 365 HP (268 KW) configurable via power stick (depending on balance of performance or Permit B classification)

    Engine control:

    Production engine electronics – performance customisable via power stick depending on stipulated balance of performance (BoP)

    Exhaust system:

    Motorsport-specific exhaust system

    Bore:

    84.0 mm

    Hub:

    89.6 mm

  • Transmission.
    • 7-speed dual-clutch transmission applied with motorsport software
    • Mechanical Drexler limited-slip differential with pre-load and separate cooling
    • Specially manufactured drive shafts
    • Wheel bearing modified for motorsport (rear axle)
    • Modified engine mounting
  • Assistance Systems.
    • Stability systems modified specifically by BMW M Motorsport (DSC/ABS)
    • Detailed adjustments to applications through use of numerous BMW works and customer racing drivers at different racetracks, with different tyre types and in diverse external conditions
    • Close collaboration with engineers from production development
  • Cockpit.
    • Standard air conditioning
    • Adjustable Sabelt Taurus XL seat (FIA 8855-1999) with M2 CS Racing embroidery
    • Schroth six-point safety harness (FIA 8853-2016)
    • AIM MXG 1.2 Racing Dash logger with colour display
    • Centre console with illuminated switch panel
    • Extended, adjustable steering columns with removable BMW
      Motorsport steering wheel with operating buttons and rocker switches
    • Extra-large rear-view mirror for better overview of the back
    • Rear-view mirror can be adjusted electrically
    • Optional:
      - Recaro P 1300 GT Rennsitz (FIA 8862-2009
      - Renntaxi-Sitz
      - Vorbereitung für Trinkanlage
      - Gewichtsbox nach FIA / SRO Standard
  • Body.
    • Chassis with DMSB-certified welded safety roll cage (in line with FIA regulations), manufactured by BMW M Motorsport
    • CFC roof like the BMW M2 CS
    • Rear side-windows of Makrolon® with tank filler neck
    • Front splitter
    • Motorsport rear wing, adjustable
    • Air jack system
    • Bonnet and boot quick-release locks
    • Weight-reduced motorsport wire harness
    • Tow rings front and rear in line with regulations
    • External charging port for battery
    • Powerful additional light for 24-hour races (optional)
  • Tank.
    • FT3 safety fuel tank
    • Capacity: 84 litres
    • Fuelling possible from both sides of the car
    • Vent line secured by roll valve
    • Optional: Endurance tank with a capacity of 120 litres (available as of the end of 2020)
  • Chassis.
    • Three-level adjustable anti-roll bars front and rear
    • Specially modified motorsport dampers (ZF Sachs) front and rear
    • Springs available with three spring ratings each for front and rear axle (optional)
    • Motorsport-specific steering connections
    • Specially reworked spring dome on front axle for enhanced
      configuration options for the wheel camber
    • Spherical front-axle and rear-axle suspension
    • Chassis already prepared for spring deflection sensors

If you are interested in this product, please contact:

M2CSRacing@bmw-motorsport.com

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CLUB RACING VERSION WITH INCREASED PERFORMANCE.

Delivery of the first BMW M2 CS Racing is planned for mid 2020. As with the predecessor models, the BMW M235i Racing and the BMW M240i Racing, several platforms around the world will be available to the new car apart from its main stomping grounds, the VLN Endurance Championship Nürburgring and the TC America. A Permit B version is planned for racing at the Nordschleife as part of the VLN.

BMW Motorsport is also already working on an upgrade package to increase performance to 450 hp. Further details and the start of delivery of these models will be announced at a later point in time.

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Dynamic three-quarters rear shot of the M2 CS Racing.
Three-quarters front shot of the BMW M2 CS Racing.

ENDURANCE TESTS AT THE NORDSCHLEIFE PASSED.

The race car BMW M2 CS Racing has an intensive period of testing behind it. After initial outings at Miramas and Portimão came the first appearance in race conditions at the fifth round of the VLN Endurance Championship Nürburgring. At the Nürburgring-Nordschleife, the most demanding race track in the world, BMW Motorsport Junior Beitske Visser and Jörg Weidinger, test and development engineer at BMW M GmbH and a very successful participant in the BMW Sports Trophy over many years himself, completed the first endurance test and provided the engineers with valuable insights under race conditions. Further outings at the ‘Green Hell’ came in the seventh and ninth round of the VLN.

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BMW M2 CS ON THE ROAD AT 450 HP.

In the BMW M2 CS road car, the dual charged six-cylinder in-line engine based on the power unit of the BMW M4 Competition achieves 450 hp (331 kW). The power is unleashed perfectly onto the race track and the road via the standard 6-speed manual transmission or the optional 7-speed M dual-clutch gearbox, the adaptive M racing suspension previously reserved for the BMW M4 models, as well as cup tyres. The standard M racing brakes with painted red brake callipers or the optional M carbon ceramic brakes ensure the car slows down suitably.

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Side view of the BMW M2 CS and M2 CS Racing.
I’m delighted that we are also able to break into this market with the BMW M2 CS Racing and expand our customer racing offering. Customer racing at BMW has never been as diverse as it will be as of next season.
Jens Marquardt, BMW Motorsport Director

Consumption figures of the BMW M2 CS*:
Fuel consumption in l/100 km (combined): 10.4 - 10.2 (9.6 - 9.4)
CO2 emissions in g/km (combined): 238 - 233 (219 - 214)
The figures in brackets refer to the vehicle with seven-speed M double-clutch transmission with Drivelogic.

 

*Expected to be available from 03/2020. The values are not yet officially confirmed. The information on fuel consumption, CO2 emissions and energy consumption has been determined in accordance with the prescribed measurement procedure VO (EU) 715/2007 in the version applicable at the time of type approval.

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BMW M240i Racing.

BMW M240i Racing.

Since 2014, the BMW M235i Racing has established itself as the entry-level model for amateur racing. The production-based coupe has now received an update for the 2019 season. The BMW M240i Racing Evo Package includes optimised engine software, new end plates for the rear wing, and an even higher level of precision.
Customer racing.

CUSTOMER RACING.

BMW M Motorsport offers customer teams around the world the opportunity to compete successfully as part of the BMW family. Whether somebody just starting out, an ambitious racer or a GT specialist with high demands: BMW M Motorsport has the right car for every level of racing.