Ah, the BMW M2. The great small coupe from BMW. First there was the standard M2, then came the M2 Competition and now, in the last few months of its production life, there is this: the 2020 M2 CS.
It’s rather expensive, at £75,000, but it should also prove rather good. It has more power than either the M2 or the M2 Competition – some 444bhp, in fact, which is good for 0-62mph in 4.0 seconds dead and a top speed of 174 mph.
It is finer, sharper, keener – though no lighter than standard – and could just give the top spec Porsche 718 Cayman a good scrap.
But just how good is it? Let’s see what it’s like on British roads.
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