The BMW M2 CS is among the many greatest driving Bimmers in historical past. It’s a correct old-school BMW, with a straight-six engine up entrance, a (non-obligatory) guide transmission within the center, and drive going to the again. However it’s a lot greater than that. It’s balanced, delicate, violent, raucous, hilarious, and thrilling all on the similar time. And but, you would possibly really need to do away with it when the brand new one comes out. No less than in keeping with Chris Harris, within the August subject of High Gear.
Present High Gear host, and famed motoring journalist, Chris Harris at present owns an M2 CS, a gorgeously inexperienced one at that. Nevertheless, regardless of acknowledging its excellence, he says that he would possibly really promote his for the next-generation M2.
One of many important causes Harris would possibly promote his M2 CS and change it with the brand new one just because it’s more likely to be higher. The subsequent-gen M2 will likely be constructed on a superior chassis to the M2 CS, it should have a greater engine, and it actually be sooner. Nevertheless, it should nonetheless maintain its guide transmission possibility and keep rear-wheel drive, so it should maintain that final little bit of old-school left within the M Division. Which leads into Harris’ subsequent level.
Many M2 CS prospects purchased it as a result of it was the final of its sort. Or no less than that’s what many people thought. With so many fashionable BMWs going all-wheel drive/automatic-only, it appeared as if the subsequent M2 would comply with. Now that we all know it received’t, although, and that it will likely be as old-school because the M2 CS, it turns into the brand new final old-school BMW. After all, we mentioned that final time but it surely’s true this time, as BMW has already mapped out the electrified way forward for the M Division and it’s coming prior to later.
There’s additionally the truth that our personal Horaitu mentioned the brand new BMW M2 is nearly as good a driver’s automobile because the M2 CS. If it’s simply nearly as good to drive, additionally old-school in nature, and objectively higher in nearly each manner, it looks like it will make sense for M2 CS house owners to commerce in for the next-gen M2.