While waiting for the BMW M Series Coupe, the 2017 BMW M2 CSL came a s a great surprise. It is lighter and more focused version of than regular BMW M Series and its name is derived from the famous E9 model that was produced in the end of the sixties and most part of the seventies.
Later this car was transformed into BMW CSl model, which was a special racing coupe made for European Touring Car Championship.
2017 BMW M2 CSL Review
After 2000 this name was revoked in 2004 when the company made a limited-edition E46 M3 model that was turned into BMW M3 CSL. New M2 coupe is going to be one of the lightest BMW vehicles, but it will also come with respective amount of power and torque, which will make it competitive in terms of maximum speed and acceleration, with most vehicles in its class.
Although we still haven’t seen the photos of the new vehicle, its styling isn’t that much of a mystery. Currently BMW is selling its M235i model, from which CSL is going to pull a lot of influences, when it comes to exterior design.
It will also have some more aggressive styling cues that will be pulled from the sporty M4 model, and ll this will probably result in large intakes placed on the front bumper, black painted 19 inch alloy wheels, quad-tip exhaust pipe and beefed-up fenders that will make it look more sporty and have more character.
It will also come with plenty of aerodynamic cues including a rear spoiler and diffuser, that will increase fuel efficiency and make this vehicle stand out in the 2 Series.
Interior of BMW M2 CSL
When it comes to interior, the only thing we know for sure is the 2017 BMW M2 CSL is going to look much more sportier than M235i, which means it will have more carbon fiber inside the cabin, as well as Recarro sport seats, sport steering and custom instrument cluster, since M2 CSL is still a racing coupe.
With this in mind, we know that CSL package will turn this car’s cabin into a race-inspired cockpit, so we can also expect light weight rear seats, motorsport-spec steering wheel.
Its dashboard comes with less buttons and some of the carbon fiber elements we mentioned earlier are door panels and central console, which makes its cabin even lighter, and saftier at the same time. Buyers should also expect a first class technology placed inside the cabin.
2017 BMW M2 CSL Engine
It is still a mystery which engine is going to be placed under the M2’s hood. M235i comes with the 3,0 liter inline six cylinder engine in the single turbo guise, and this same engine also comes with M4 from which M2 CSL is also pulling some influences.
If BMW decides for this piece it will make CSL produce around 365 horsepower, which is 45 more than M235i. This is more than enough power for this car, since it is one of the lightest vehicles in the whole BMW range.
Price for BMW M2 CSL
When it comes to price, 2017 BMW M2 CSL will cost somewhere in between $44,000, which is the price of M235i and $65,400, which is the price of M4.
Some sources say that its price will start from $60,000.This is closer to M4 pricing, but since this vehicle has such big amount of carbon fiber inside the cabin, it is probably the most realistic guess.