2020 BMW M2 CS

MSRP range: $83,600
Edmunds suggests you pay$83,400

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2020 BMW M2 CS Review
  • Big power from the turbocharged straight-six
  • Loads of fun to drive thanks to precision handling and steering
  • Practical enough for daily use
  • Limited sales ensure exclusivity
  • Overly choppy ride gets tiresome on bumpy roads
  • Few interior and exterior customization options
  • No significant changes for 2021
  • Part of the first M2 generation introduced for 2016
What is it?

A variant of the standard M2 (also known as the M2 Competition), the 2020 BMW M2 CS is a more powerful, more pumped-up version of the two-door performance coupe. It has several standard features and options that were lacking on the standard M2, and it leans heavily toward performance enthusiasts of the track-day type.

Under the hood, the M2 CS gets the same 3.0-liter inline six-cylinder engine as the standard M2, but power goes up from 405 to 444 horsepower (torque for both cars is 406 lb-ft). A six-speed manual is standard and a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission (DCT) is optional. The extra power isn't everything, though, as this M2 CS gets several features that'll help it stand out at your local BMW meetup.

The M2 CS includes a carbon-fiber hood, carbon-fiber roof, carbon-fiber spoiler, adaptive suspension, faux-suede M Competition seats, and adaptive cruise control. Surprise, surprise, there's more carbon fiber in the interior, too, as well as a premium Harman Kardon sound system that carries over from the standard M2. Options include the seven-speed DCT, high-performance carbon-ceramic brakes and upgraded Michelin Cup 2 tires.

Why does it matter?

BMW has made some of the most iconic performance cars of all time, but these days most of its lineup consists of sedans and SUVs. Top-notch M cars such as the M3, M4 and M5 have been getting bigger, more expensive and way too complex for your average track-day enthusiast for quite some time. So if you want a small BMW that's fun to drive, your options are limited. And, unlike the M240i, this M2 CS has serious power connected to serious go-fast pieces.

The M2 CS is a limited-run car, with only 2,200 units being produced globally and only a handful of those making their way to American shores. In that light, the M2 CS is all about setting a benchmark for what a small, driver-focused M car can be. BMW has put the M badge on big SUVs such as the X6, and the current M5 relies on tons of technology to put down its massive power and keep its massive weight pointed in the right direction. The M2 CS looks like a reminder that BMW can still build the kind of nimble and raw performance vehicle that made enthusiasts fall in love with the brand in the past.

What does it compete with?

Two doors, four seats, rear-wheel drive, a manual transmission and track-day-ready tires? The BMW M2 CS sounds a bit like an American muscle car in lederhosen. The usual suspects, such as the Porsche Cayman and the Audi RS 5, will end up on the list of rivals. But buyers in this price-and-performance range might also consider cars such as the Chevrolet Camaro ZL1, the Ford Mustang GT350, and potentially even the new mid-engine Chevrolet Corvette.

EdmundsEdmunds says

We welcome any rear-drive two-door coupe with a manual and sticky tires. Throw in some matte-gold wheels and an adaptive suspension, and you'll have us shouting, "Shut up and take my money!" in no time. The 2020 BMW M2 will be a welcome addition to a small segment of performance coupes, and we're excited to see what it can do at our test track.

Consumer reviews

There are no consumer reviews for the 2020 BMW M2 CS.

Features & Specs

MPG & Fuel
17 City / 24 Hwy / 20 Combined
Fuel Tank Capacity: 13.7 gal. capacity
4 seats
Type: rear wheel drive
Transmission: 6-speed manual
Inline 6 cylinder
Horsepower: 444 hp @ 6250 rpm
Torque: 406 lb-ft @ 2350 rpm
Basic Warranty
4 yr./ 50000 mi.
Length: 175.6 in. / Height: 55.7 in. / Width: 73.7 in.
Curb Weight: 3545 lbs.
Cargo Capacity, All Seats In Place: 13.8 cu.ft.

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Is the BMW M2 CS a good car?

The Edmunds experts tested the 2020 M2 CS both on the road and at the track. You probably care about BMW M2 CS fuel economy, so it's important to know that the M2 CS gets an EPA-estimated 20 mpg. What about cargo capacity? When you're thinking about carrying stuff in your new car, keep in mind that the M2 CS has 13.8 cubic feet of trunk space. And then there's safety and reliability. Edmunds has all the latest NHTSA and IIHS crash-test scores, plus industry-leading expert and consumer reviews to help you understand what it's like to own and maintain a BMW M2 CS. Learn more

What's new in the 2020 BMW M2 CS?

According to Edmunds’ car experts, here’s what’s new for the 2020 BMW M2 CS:

  • No significant changes for 2021
  • Part of the first M2 generation introduced for 2016
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Is the BMW M2 CS reliable?

To determine whether the BMW M2 CS is reliable, read Edmunds' authentic consumer reviews, which come from real owners and reveal what it's like to live with the M2 CS. Look for specific complaints that keep popping up in the reviews, and be sure to compare the M2 CS's average consumer rating to that of competing vehicles. Learn more

Is the 2020 BMW M2 CS a good car?

There's a lot to consider if you're wondering whether the 2020 BMW M2 CS is a good car. Safety scores, fuel economy, cargo capacity and feature availability should all be factors in determining whether the 2020 M2 CS is a good car for you. Check back soon for the official Edmunds Rating from our expert testing team Learn more

How much should I pay for a 2020 BMW M2 CS?

The least-expensive 2020 BMW M2 CS is the 2020 BMW M2 CS 2dr Coupe (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 6M). Including destination charge, it arrives with a Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of about $83,600.

Other versions include:

  • 2dr Coupe (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 6M) which starts at $83,600
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What are the different models of BMW M2 CS?

If you're interested in the BMW M2 CS, the next question is, which M2 CS model is right for you? M2 CS variants include 2dr Coupe (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 6M). For a full list of M2 CS models, check out Edmunds’ Features & Specs page. Learn more

More about the 2020 BMW M2 CS

2020 BMW M2 CS Overview

The 2020 BMW M2 CS is offered in the following submodels: M2 CS Coupe. Available styles include 2dr Coupe (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 6M). The 2020 BMW M2 CS comes with rear wheel drive. Available transmissions include: 6-speed manual. The 2020 BMW M2 CS comes with a 4 yr./ 50000 mi. basic warranty, a 4 yr./ unlimited mi. roadside warranty, and a 4 yr./ 50000 mi. powertrain warranty.

What do people think of the 2020 BMW M2 CS?

Consumer ratings and reviews are also available for the 2020 BMW M2 CS and all its trim types. Edmunds consumer reviews allow users to sift through aggregated consumer reviews to understand what other drivers are saying about any vehicle in our database. Detailed rating breakdowns (including performance, comfort, value, interior, exterior design, build quality, and reliability) are available as well to provide shoppers with a comprehensive understanding of why customers like the 2020 M2 CS.

Edmunds Expert Reviews

Edmunds experts have compiled a robust series of ratings and reviews for the 2020 BMW M2 CS and all model years in our database. Our rich content includes expert reviews and recommendations for the 2020 M2 CS featuring deep dives into trim levels and features, performance, mpg, safety, interior, and driving. Edmunds also offers expert ratings, road test and performance data, long-term road tests, first-drive reviews, video reviews and more.

Our Review Process

This review was written by a member of Edmunds' editorial team of expert car reviewers. Our team drives every car you can buy. We put the vehicles through rigorous testing, evaluating how they drive and comparing them in detail to their competitors.

We're also regular people like you, so we pay attention to all the different ways people use their cars every day. We want to know if there's enough room for our families and our weekend gear and whether or not our favorite drink fits in the cupholder. Our editors want to help you make the best decision on a car that fits your life.

What's a good price for a New 2020 BMW M2 CS?

2020 BMW M2 CS 2dr Coupe (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 6M)

The 2020 BMW M2 CS 2dr Coupe (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 6M) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $84,595. The average price paid for a new 2020 BMW M2 CS 2dr Coupe (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 6M) is trending $1,195 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $1,195 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is $83,400.

The average savings for the 2020 BMW M2 CS 2dr Coupe (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 6M) is 1.4% below the MSRP.

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What is the MPG of a 2020 BMW M2 CS?

2020 BMW M2 CS 2dr Coupe (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 6M), 6-speed manual, premium unleaded (required)
20 compined MPG,
17 city MPG/24 highway MPG

EPA Est. MPG20
Transmission6-speed manual
Drive Trainrear wheel drive
Displacement3.0 L
Passenger VolumeN/A
Wheelbase106.0 in.
Length175.6 in.
Width73.7 in.
Height55.7 in.
Curb Weight3545 lbs.

Should I lease or buy a 2020 BMW M2 CS?

Is it better to lease or buy a car? Ask most people and they'll probably tell you that car buying is the way to go. And from a financial perspective, it's true, provided you're willing to make higher monthly payments, pay off the loan in full and keep the car for a few years. Leasing, on the other hand, can be a less expensive option on a month-to-month basis. It's also good if you're someone who likes to drive a new car every three years or so.

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