Rumour has it that BMW is developing a more hardcore version of its M2 coupe and... we hope it's true.
Where there’s smoke, there’s fire! The BMW M2 Coupe recently launched in South Africa and it was received with arms wide open. Some even tout it to be the best M car to come from the Munich-based firm in recent years.
Can the M2 really get any better? Sure it can. Reports are suggesting that BMW is working on a more hardcore version of the M2 coupe and it will likely be dubbed M2 GTS or M2 CSL. However, BMW has not confirmed this, but a report from Auto Motor und Sport suggests that the car has been given the go-ahead. If the standard M2 is anything to go by, the M2 GTS is bound to be a very special vehicle indeed.
Built for the track
The BMW M2 GTS will be a pure track-focussed machine and is likely to feature carbon fibre body panels and an aerodynamic kit with a large fixed rear wing. To maximise performance, the M2 GTS will be offered with ceramic brakes and a track-biased adjustable suspension while riding on wider wheels and sitting closer to the ground. Furthermore, the rear seats may be omitted to shed weight in favour of going even faster.
Power will come from an uprated version of the six-cylinder 3.0-litre turbocharged engine used in the current M2 but with an output of at least 300 kW. The current M2 offers 272 kW and 465 Nm of torque and can sprint from zero to 100 kph in 4.3 seconds and reach a top speed of 250 kph.
We will keep you informed when more information becomes available.
In case you are wondering how the current BMW M2 stacks up against cars such as the Mercedes-AMG A45, Audi RS3 and Honda Civic Type R, you're in luck, watch our track test below!