The brand new BMW M2 CS is an attention-grabbing automotive as a result of, on paper, it really doesn’t look like it’s definitely worth the huge worth enhance over the M2 Competition. Positive, it’s a bit extra highly effective nevertheless it’s not that a lot lighter and it’s far costlier. Nevertheless, the variations in actuality, particularly when you get them on the highway, are huge. To point out simply how totally different they’re, our good good friend Joe Achilles put each vehicles collectively to see what they’re like back-to-back.
Apparently, Achilles is an M2 Competitors proprietor himself however the automotive he makes use of for comparability on this video just isn’t his personal. That’s as a result of his take a look at M2 CS is a DCT-equipped automotive and his private M2 Comp is a correct handbook. So he compares the M2 CS to a different DCT-equipped M2 Comp to make it as honest as attainable. Having stated that, being an M2 Competitors proprietor, that drives automotive each day, he’s in all probability one of the best particular person to take heed to for suggestions on the variations between the 2 vehicles.
What’s attention-grabbing is that, on monitor, the BMW M2 CS wasn’t an excessive amount of quicker than the M2 Comp. Admittedly, its one second lap time benefit really is respectable at Llandow circuit, which is a really quick monitor, is definitely fairly respectable. Nevertheless, as Achilles notes, the M2 CS had extra aggressive tires than that particular M2 Competitors on that day, so that might have performed an enormous half.
The place Achilles notes that the M2 CS proves its mettle, shockingly sufficient, is on the highway. Usually instances, vehicles like BMW CS and GTS fashions are so hardcore that they solely make sense on monitor. Not so with the BMW M2 CS, because it’s really a greater highway automotive than its extra regular sibling. Which is music to our ears. The truth that BMW made its extra light-weight, extra highly effective, extra particular M2 extra designed for highway use, which is the place its clients will us it 90-percent of the time, is incredible.
In line with Achilles, the suspensions is definitely extra snug, whereas being extra planted, than the M2 Comp’s. So it’s the higher each day driver. It additionally has higher brakes and sharper reflexes. All whereas trying cooler and having a greater cabin.
So evidently the variations made within the BMW M2 CS make it the extra particular driver’s automotive, not just a few hard-edged, track-day, lap-time machine, which is one of the best information we’ve heard about it but.