2020 BMW M2 CS Coupe

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2020 BMW M2 CS Coupe Complete In-depth Review & Buying Guide

Updated on: July 10, 2020
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“Just know you're not alone, I am gonna make this place your home”- said the Inline 6 peeping through the kidney grille. Primarily a 2 seater romantic shiny blue sedan, the 2020 BMW M2 CS has the capability to make your date extremely uncomfortable with its sound or fall in love for your “see what I can do with my car” attitude. 

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Pros

Powerful inline 6 engine under the hood

Peppy ride with sporty handling

Manual transmission comes as standard

Cons

Dated interiors

Stiff drive dynamics

Not much of a daily commuter

What's New?

Manual transmission now comes as standard

Deduction in engine power delivery from the previous M2


Features

vehicle bio

base price

$83600

bodystyle

2dr Coupe

passenger capacity

4

drivetrain

AWD

engine type

displacement

182 cu.in.

horsepower

405 hp @ 5230 rpm

transmission

6-speed manual

chassis

frame type

Unibody

brake rotors (f/r)

15.7/15.7

dimensions

wheelbase

106 in.

length

63 in.

width

73 in.

height

55.5 in.

curb weight

3600 lbs.

ground clearance

4.8 in.

capacity

passenger volume

89.7 cu ft.

cargo volume

13.8 cu ft.

towing capacity

5290 lbs.

performance

zero to 60 mph

4.2 sec.

standing ¼-mile

12.2 sec.

fuel economy

city/combined/highway

18/25/20 mpg

highway range

342.5 mi.


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2020 BMW M2 CS Coupe in Alpine White color 2020 BMW M2 CS Coupe in Long Beach Blue Metallic color 2020 BMW M2 CS Coupe in Sunset Orange Metallic color 2020 BMW M2 CS Coupe in Black Sapphire Metallic color
Alpine White

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Ratings

Features

6.5

Engine And Performance

7.0

Fuel Economy

5.2

Interior

8.5

Exterior

7.5

Safety

7.5

Competition

9.9

7.5

OVERALL RATING

Trims and Configurations

MSRP


2020 BMW M2 CS Coupe Base

Base

power
405 hp @ 5230 rpm
fuel
Premium unleaded (required)
mpg
20 combined

$83,600


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
2dr Coupe (3.0L 6cyl 6M) Starting at $83,600 MSRP (18/20/25) 405 hp @ 5230 rpm, 3 L, Inline 6, premium unleaded (required)
6-speed manual all wheel drive 4

Expert Review

7.5

Overall Rating


Priced at $58,900, the 2020 BMW M2 CS is a nimble new sports sedan with aggressive BMW styling and M Sports package. It drifts along the corners of the heart and can even pop wheelies of excitement through your veins. 

2020 BMW M2 CS Front view
2020 BMW M2 CS Rear view

6.5/10
Features

 

7.0/10
Engine and Performance

 

5.2/10
Fuel Economy

 

8.5/10
Interior

 

7.5/10
Exterior

 

7.5/10
Safety

 

9.9/10
Competition

 
 

2020 BMW M2 CS Coupe Features

6.5/10

Most of us grow up with impressions in mind. A royal blue beemer, pitch-black merc or a rugged grey rover, all are impressions from the days when all we understood was cars have horns and they could go fast. Speaking of fast, the M2 is fast too. Not batmobile level fast but definitely, faster than BMWs of the family brigade. 

Available in one single trim level, the 2020 BMW M2 CS is a nimble rocket with entertaining numbers in its chart. Features such as 2 turbochargers and an Active M differential empowers the sports sedan and that too while not burning a hole in your pocket. While the 2020 M2 CS is not the best of what BMW has to offer but it definitely is class apart for its brilliance in handling and track performance. 

Trim

Competition

MSRP (RWD)

$83,600

Key Features

Carbon fiber interior trim
 

Dual exhaust system with electronically controlled flaps

  19-inch alloy wheels
 

Black Dakota Leather seats with contrast stitching and prominent M badges

 

Active M Differential

3-liter inline 6 engine is the powerhouse under its hood mated to a 6-speed manual transmission and an optional 7 speed automatic. Both the transmission options carry their own pros and cons while a manual transmission brings the best of what M2 has to offer.

Further optimizations are a part of the process when you bring the vehicle out of a dealership. The 2020 BMW M2 CS comes with packages as listed below:

Package Name

Executive Package

MSRP 

$1200

Features 

Heated Steering Wheel

 

Adaptive Full LED Lights

 

Automatic High Beams

 

Wireless Charging

 

WiFi Hotspot

 

Speed Limit Info

Which trim do we recommend?

The expression of M2 is such that even the harshest of hearts can find value out of its inline 6 powerhouse. Available only in a single trim, couple the 2020 M2 with the executive package which adds features such as heated steering wheel and adaptive lights to the system for a few extra bucks. 

2020 BMW M2 CS Coupe Engine and Performance

7.0/10

405 horses to move this chariot of speed, the 2020 BMW M2 CS holds the record of setting streets on fire. Ok, not literally, but this thing is fast. With about 406 lbs./ft. of torque pushing its tires, the M2 can clock 60 miles per hour from a standstill in under 4 seconds.

2020 BMW M2 CS has extra 405 horsepowers and 37 lbs. of torque

Inheriting the engine from the M3 and M4, the 2020 M2 CS is detuned from 444 hp to 405 hp. If you look at M2s family tree, the 2020 M2 CS has extra 40 horsepowers and 37 lbs. of torque.

Models

2020 BMW M2 Competition 2dr Rear-wheel Drive Coupe 

2020 Ford Shelby GT350 Base 2dr Fastback 

2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray w/1LT 2dr Coupe 

MSRP

$58,900

$59,140

$58,900

Engine

3.0L Premium Inline-6 

5.2L Premium V8

6.2L Premium V-8

Drivetrain RWD RWD RWD

Transmission

6-Speed Manual with Overdrive

6-Speed Manual Transmission

8-Speed Auto-Shift Manual w/OD and Auto-Manual

Power

444hp@5,230rpm

526hp@7,500rpm

490hp@6,450rpm

Torque

406lb-ft@2,350rpm

429lb-ft@4,750rpm

465lb-ft@5,150rpm

How fast is it?

Choose the manual version and get to sixty miles per hour 0.2 seconds faster. The 2020 BMW M2 CS is a score for enthusiasts looking for straight-line speed and acceleration. Acceleration needle maxes out at 175 miles per hour on the M2 CS sedan. 

Models

2020 BMW M2 Competition 2dr Rear-wheel Drive Coupe

2020 Ford Shelby GT350 Base 2dr Fastback

2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray w/1LT 2dr Coupe 

0-60 MPH

3.8 sec

3.7 sec

2.8 sec

Quarter Mile

12.4 sec

N/A

11.2 sec

Top Speed 174 MPH 180 MPH 184 MPH

Engine

3.0L Premium Inline-6 

5.2L Premium V8

6.2L Premium V-8

The 3 liter inline 6 2020 M2 CS do quarter-mile in 12.4 seconds. Pushing the pedal, the acceleration feels confident and ready to push the ‘whale nose’ down the straight with precision and balance.

How does it handle on the road?

Kitted with active M differential and an adaptive M suspension, the 2020 BMW M2 CS is equipped to handle the darkest of road desires. Three-spoke heated steering wheel on the dash feels planted and confident on turns. The 2020 M2 CS comes fitted with three drive modes, namely - comfort, sports, and sports+. The carbon fiber used on parts such as roof, hood and aero bits makes the M2 CS lighter giving an upper edge in terms of handling to the M2 sports sedan.

The 3 liter inline 6 2020 BMW M2 CS do quarter-mile in 12.4 seconds

What about the stopping power?

‘M carbon-ceramic’ brakes worship the lightweight 19 inches tires of the 2020 BMW M2 CS with 6 pistons in the front and 4 pistons in the rear. Stopping 60 to 0 in 155 ft., the 3600 lbs. 2020 M2 CS provides nimble support to the powerful sedan with precision. They support the wheels when needed and an M differential keeps the mechanics running without hampering the performance. 

The 2020 BMW M2 CS with 6 pistons in the front and 4 pistons in the rear

Models

2020 BMW M2 Competition 2dr Rear-wheel Drive Coupe

2020 Ford Shelby GT350 Base 2dr Fastback

2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray w/1LT 2dr Coupe

Brake Rotors Front

15.7"

15.5"

12.6"

Brake Rotors Rear

15"

15"

13.6"

Curb Weight

3600 lbs

3760 lbs

3366 lbs

60-0 MPH

155 ft

97 ft

97 ft

2020 BMW M2 CS Coupe Fuel Economy

5.2/10

For a power machine of such great specs, the 3 liter inline 6 performs like a daily commuter but with the excitement of a performance sedan. Holding the doors of adrenaline is that one single push to the throttle on the highway where the 2020 M2 CS can clock 25 miles in a gallon of gas. 

Model

2020 BMW M2 Competition 2dr Rear-wheel Drive Coupe

2020 Ford Shelby GT350 Base 2dr Fastback

2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray w/1LT 2dr Coupe

MPG (City)

18

14

15

MPG (Highway)

25

21

27

MPG (Combined)

20

16

19

Fuel Capacity 13.7 gallons 16.0 gallons 18.5 gallons
Range (City/Hwy/Combined) 247/343/274 miles 224/336/256 miles 278/500/351 miles
Emission (Tons/yr. of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year)

N/A

N/A

N/A

 

2020 BMW M2 CS Coupe Interior

8.5/10

BMW styling has flourished over the years due to it's downright perfect, need worthy engineering. Studded with racy carbon fiber and faux suede trims, the 2020 BMW M2 CS interiors may disappoint the ‘oh my car is so plush!’ man in you. $59,000 is not a lucrative amount for the quality of interiors the M2 CS stands for. What’s perfect in the cabin are the M sports seats with lumbar support and 8-way electric adjustability. Although it’s a 4 seater sedan, its advisable to commute with just one more passenger. The rear seats are mere gimmicks on a long road and are good enough to keep your groceries if that’s what you choose to do with your BMW M2. 

2020 BMW M2 CS Seating and Comfort

Fancy, aye? 

Well, it's a BMW, that’s enough to put you in the “I can do whatever I want with my car” category.

Model

2020 BMW M2 Competition 2dr Rear-wheel Drive Coupe

2020 Ford Shelby GT350 Base 2dr Fastback

2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray w/1LT 2dr Coupe

Seating Capacity

4

4

2

Front Row (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (in)

40.1/54.4/41.5

37.6/56.3/44.5

37.9/54.4/42.8

Rear Row (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (in)

36.5/53.4/33

34.8/52.2/29

N/A

Primarily a 4 seater but practically a 2 seater, the 2020 M2 CS comes with sports seats studded with M-Sports branding and provide comfort for journeys long and short. Enough headroom to keep your headspace intact, this sports sedan is fast and practical. Legroom stretch to the heights of your adventures, the 2020 BMW M2CS has capabilities of being a daily driver if you can afford to maintain it in exchange for a lot of ‘Franklins’. 

Creature comforts on offer?

Inside the cabin, the interior features of the 2020 BMW M2 CS include:

  • Power windows
  • 2 USB ports
  • Automatic temperature control
  • Heated sport steering wheel
  • Garage door transmitter
  • Emergency communication system
  • 12V DC power outlet
  • Driver's footrest
  • Cruise control
  • Front center armrest
  • Carbon fiber instrument panel insert, door panel insert, console insert
  • Driver and passenger heated-seatbacks
  • Leather/metal-look shift knob
  • Dakota leather front and rear seat upholstery
  • Rear seat center armrest
  • Alcantara simulated suede door panel trim
  • Passenger thigh support
  • 12-way driver and passenger seat adjustments

What's there to entertain you?

The 2020 BMW M2 CS comes with infotainment features such as:

2020 BMW M2 CS Infotainment Display
  • 1 1st row LCD monitor
  • 12 Harman/Kardon speakers
  • WiFi Hotspot with complimentary 3-month or 3GB trial internet access
  • Steering-wheel mounted audio controls
  • Smart device integration
  • Voice-activated radio

How much cargo can you carry?

Not that you are going to carry wood logs in a sports sedan but the 2020 BMW M2 CS cargo holds enough to carry your desires as well as greed, provided that they are packed in standard size bags. 5 bags to be precise, you may have to squeeze a bit if you want to fit more in the boot. Storage in the cabin is not for more than keeping the documents. 

Oh yes it's street legal but you will still need documents, don’t go all ‘Michel Schumacher’ anyway. 

Model

2020 BMW M2 Competition 2dr Rear-wheel Drive Coupe

2020 Ford Shelby GT350 Base 2dr Fastback

2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray w/1LT 2dr Coupe

Cargo Capacity

13.8 cu.ft.

13.5 cu.ft.

12.6 cu.ft.

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2020 BMW M2 CS Coupe Exterior

7.5/10

Styling to kill the darkest of the dark, the 2020 BMW M2 CS breadth and sweats sparkling diamonds with its metallic paint. Blacked Out kidney grille provides as a base for the structured and dynamic design language of the M2. Aggressive air intakes and iconic headlamps keep the folio interesting while giving it a track figure even when it's standing still. A lineal bulge on the bonnet adds to the structure like the periodic table of elements keeping everything intact and grounded while building the imagination up all the way to the gods of styling. Alloys with big red Brembo brakes complement the curves with a touch of desire and outshines on a summer day. 

2020 BMW M2 CS breadth and sweats sparkling diamonds with its metallic paint

Move to the rear and typical BMW styling follows the suite. Big black skid plates with curves to adhere to the M badge of the sedan makes it look like something out of a ‘power drift’ movie.

Model

2020 BMW M2 Competition 2dr Rear-wheel Drive Coupe

2020 Ford Shelby GT350 Base 2dr Fastback

2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray w/1LT 2dr Coupe

Curb Weight

3600 lbs

3760 lbs

3366 lbs

Length

176.2"

188.9"

182.3"

Width

73"

75.9"

76.1"

Height

55.5"

54.2"

48.6"

Ground Clearance

N/A

N/A

N/A

Wheelbase

106"

107.1"

107.2"

If the power to weight is the criterion, the 2020 M2 CS holds the capacity to outshine with flying colors or ‘flying smoke’ out of the exhaust if we may say. Not that its weight affects it negatively and makes the engine pour exhausts like a chimney but its lightweight nature, keeps the sports sedan nimble giving the driver an upper edge in handling. Not long enough to be considered as a full-fledged sedan but not short enough to fit in the hatch category, the perfect sizing of the sports coupe makes it an attractive machine for someone looking for raw power without the fuss. 

What are the most notable features on the outside?

The exterior features of the 2020 M2 CS include:

  • Rear lip spoiler
  • Black grille
  • Body-colored door handles
  • Power remote rear view door mirror
  • Metallic paint
  • Auto-dimming door mirrors
  • Fully galvanized steel body material
  • heated power-folding side-view door mirrors
  • Body-colored front and rear bumpers
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2020 BMW M2 CS Coupe Safety

7.5/10

On the safety front, the 2020 M2 CS outshines with features such as:

  • Front and rear ventilated disc brakes
  • Remote activated perimeter/approach lights 
  • Dual front impact airbags
  • Side-impact bars
  • Electronic stability
  • Four-wheel ABS brakes
  • Traction control
  • Brake assist
  • Frontal Collision Warning 
  • Immobilizer

2020 BMW M2 CS Coupe Competition

9.9/10

BMW M2 CS vs. Ford Shelby GT350 

A BMW against a member of the muscle family, well this sounds like the script of a James Bond movie. Speaking of Bond here, the difference in pricing is not anything around 007 but is definitely not so much too. With a price difference of just $140, the 2020 Shelby GT 350 shells out more horsepower and more torque through its V8 while the inline 6 mill in the 2020 M2 CS is less power generating. What's beautiful here is how much more powerful engine of the 2020 Shelby can’t make much of a difference in its acceleration. The heavy bodyweight of the Shelby GT350 underpowered the sedan when compared to the 2020 M2 CS. If you are looking for a nimble and powerful machine, go for the M2 CS and if muscle heritage and a V8 is your calling, Shelby GT350 is your poison.

2020 Ford Shelby GT350

BMW M2 CS VS Chevrolet Corvette Stingray 

Priced exactly the same, the 2020 M2 CS holds an inline 6 engine while the 2020 Corvette Stingray is powered by a big V8 under the hood. The Stingray produces a lot more power than the M2 both in terms of horsepower and torque. The Shelby also comes with an 8-speed transmission while the M2 hosts a 6-speed manual. Choose the Corvette for its relations with the muscle family and for the big V8 and if handling and performance are what you are after, the 2020 M2 CS suits you perfectly. 

2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray

2020 BMW M2 CS Coupe Final Verdict

Agree or not, the M series has bought a lot of fame for brand BMW and the 2020 M2 CS is a great example of perfection in engineering and sheer performance. A perfect sports sedan to pop drifts on while cruising to work, the M2 CS outshines for its low power to weight ratio and raw handling. Did we mention, it even sounds like a freaking monster.