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      12-03-2019, 01:34 AM   #507
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What does this mean. Like dealer just give you an allocation just like that?
Over here, BMW (national representative body or local dealer) approaches existing BMW customers (especially BMW M customers), offering M2 CS allocations.

Buying a high performance car is - apart from the financial reality - a highly emotion-driven decision. BMW pro-actively approaching its existing clientele for an expensive model iteration (labeling and scheduling it as 'limited edition' because demand will be 'limited' anyway at the proposed price) = fishing in the pond where it finds most potential customers for this kind of car.

Personally, I was also offered the chance to get an M2 CS, but no signed sales order materialized. No 'The Fox and The Grapes' ('sour grapes') attitude here. Just the personal reality-check - performed by temporary stepping out of the enthusiasm loop and pinching yourself - that there is a 'mismatch' between the car and the price-tag (M2 CS: the good, the bad and the ugly: design/looks, weight and price). Equally makes you realize that something else without such 'mismatch' better floats your boat (soon more about that ) + you don't mind making someone else happy to get an M2 CS.

Back in 2015, Porsche US (PCNA) offered a right of first refusal to all those on the Porsche 918 Spyder VIP 'early access' program, allowing these privilege customers to secure a Cayman GT4 allocation ahead of the normal 'line' ("It is my pleasure to offer you, per your 918 Spyder VIP privileges, the opportunity to be among the first to acquire the new Cayman GT4."). PCNA offered them one week to decide and allocated the remaining US-allocated expected production to US dealers (source: here).

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"What we do know is that it featured the six-speed manual transmission and the Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 tires. And the recorded times are quite interesting. Let’s start with the BMW M2 CS time as published by Auto Bild – 1:34.98 – which is just a bit over half a second faster than the M2 Competition on the same track.
According to the data sheet of that Hockenheimring test (see here):
  • the tested M2 Competition: M-DCT, weighed 1631 kg (full tank of fuel included), apparently had no M Driver's Package (because data sheet notes V-max of 250 km/u (stock: electronically limited V-max) - Parabolika speed 232 km/h), featured steel brakes (2NH M Sport Brakes), was sitting on Pilot Super Sport tires, likely on 19" 788M wheels (no info specified), and was driving in 1C/34F air temp + 1C/34F track temp and 1020 mbar air pressure;
  • the tested M2 CS: M-DCT, weighed 1588 kg (full tank of fuel included), went into 'limp mode' on its way to the finish due to low fuel (running on empty = minimum fuel weight), apparently had M Driver's Package (because data sheet notes V-max of 280 km/h (delimited V-max) - Parabolika speed 248 km/h), featured M-CCB (carbon ceramic brakes), was sitting on Cup 2 tires fitted on lightweight 19" 763M wheels, and was driving in 32C/90F air temp + 53C/127F track temp and 1015 mbar air pressure.
  • track temperature difference: 52C/93F (1C/34F vs. 53C/127F);
  • air temperature difference: 31C/56F (1C/34F vs. 32C/90F);
  • air pressure difference: 5 mbar (1020 mbar vs. 1015 mbar).
Different test environment circumstances.

Hm, judging merely by those figures, it looks like the M2 Competition - considering its setup and near freezing point test circumstances - wasn't particularly blown out of the water/ice by the better equipped and more powerful M2 CS pushed around the track in warm weather on hot asphalt.
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They will have near identical performance. This is purely a cosmetic and exclusivity purchase.
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      12-03-2019, 03:11 AM   #510
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I was reading up on this article from BMW blog which I found interesting. They Weighed the car at 1,532 KG which translates to 3,377 lbs this includes CCB. Here is the link.
https://www.bmwblog.com/2019/11/09/b...ts-and-r8-v10/
One of the comments under that M2 CS article:
"Worst car purchase I ever made: 2016 BMW M4 GTS, while its a monster car, the price fell out from under it, like most BMW's. Sticker price of $135,000 for a "limited run" M4 GTS of 300, did not help hold the value. I sold it with very low miles for $77,500. Many on ebay in mid $70's, now, that are essentially new. Make sure you like the M2, cuz there will be no re-sale market."
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" What we do know is that it featured the six-speed manual transmission and the Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 tires. And the recorded times are quite interesting. Lets start with the BMW M2 CS time as published by Auto Bild 1:34.98 which is just a bit over half a second faster than the M2 Competition on the same track.


M2 - 1:37:65 12/2016 - Audi TTRS vs BMW M2
M2C - 1:37.56 11/2018 -
M4 - 1:37:22
M4 C - 1:36.13
M2C - 1:35.67 ????
M2 CS - 1:34:98 12/2019
M4 CS - 1:34.01
M4 GTS -1:33:17

https://www.bmwblog.com/2019/11/09/b...ts-and-r8-v10/


25K for 0.7 seconds...

I found three tests... I did not find the test indicating the M2 C was just 0.7 back.... perhaps another comparo or a super test?
On small track it is fine. But the long straights is where the CS will be seconds faster and the better suspension set up.

What no one can seem to answer is the fact that BMW Blog took the weight of the M2CS and it tipped the scales at 3,377 lbs? How is this possible?

How did they weight the car when the CEO said it weights slightly less than the comp?
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On small track it is fine. But the long straights is where the CS will be seconds faster and the better suspension set up.

What no one can seem to answer is the fact that BMW Blog took the weight of the M2CS and it tipped the scales at 3,377 lbs? How is this possible?

How did they weight the car when the CEO said it weights slightly less than the comp?
Does euro spec weight usually include driver, where in this instance just the car with fluids was weighed?
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Does euro spec weight usually include driver, where in this instance just the car with fluids was weighed?
This is "curb weight" so including fuel etc minus the actual passengers.
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They will have near identical performance. This is purely a cosmetic and exclusivity purchase.
That's why the M2 CS will come with Cup 2 tires. Will have a slight advantage over the M2 C.
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We have seen info and posts on features available on the M2 CS which ain't available on the M2 Competition.

Here's what springs to mind about the opposite: available on the M2 Competition, but unavailable on the M2 CS:
  1. 'Long Beach Blue Metallic' and 'Sunset Orange Metallic' body colors
  2. blue-colored or silver-colored brake calipers (the blue-colored ones allow 18" wheels too)
  3. 19" 788M wheels (silver or darkened silver 'black') or 19" 437M wheels (darkened silver 'black')
  4. Comfort Access
  5. Driving Assistant - 'Lane Departure Warning'
  6. Driving Assistant - 'Collision & Pedestrian Warning'
  7. dry carbon trim
  8. heated steering wheel (leather)
  9. driver's knee pad
  10. regular two-piece seats with thigh extension without cut-outs or one-piece sport seats without cut-outs
  11. Dakota leather
  12. 'Polar Blue' or 'Kyalami Orange' contrast-stitching
  13. lumbar support
  14. retractable armrest (center console)
  15. storage cubbyhole under the armrest (center console)
  16. wireless charging & WiFi hotspot (center console)
  17. maintenance-friendly trim for center console surface (spilling, wear & tear)
  18. additional USB slot (2.1 Ampre) inside the cupholders space
  19. additional 12V-socket in the rear (rear part of the center console)
  20. airco ventilation in the rear (rear part of the center console)
  21. 40/20/40 foldable rear seats
  22. armrest in rear seats featuring open/close cupholders
  23. load-through in rear seats
  24. non-adaptive ('passive') suspension ('one size fits all' uniformity)
  25. metal roof in body color
  26. roof rack anchorage points (roof drip rail with flaps)
  27. glass sliding roof (moonroof)
  28. no front splitter lowering the front bumper (bumps and angles ground clearance)
  29. side mirror covers in body color
  30. small Gurney flap on the boot
  31. darkened exhaust tips
  32. angular cut design for the exhaust tips
  33. bonnet without powerdome & air vent (no engine bay 'direct access/ingress' for objects and humidity)
  34. no add-on fender extensions
  35. black M2 badge on the boot
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That's why the M2 CS will come with Cup 2 tires. Will have a slight advantage over the M2 C.
And the Adaptive suspension which helps corner better overall. But still does not answer why BMW blog has the M2CS curb weight at 3,377lbs or 1,532KG and the CEO is saying its about the same weight as the comp? I'm still trying to figure this one out.
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We have seen info and posts on features available on the M2 CS which ain't available on M2 Competition.
Here's what springs to mind about the opposite: available on M2 Competition, but unavailable on the M2 CS:
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And the Adaptive suspension which helps corner better overall. But still does not answer why BMW blog has the M2CS curb weight at 3,377lbs or 1,532KG and the CEO is saying its about the same weight as the comp? I'm still trying to figure this one out.
The DIN (EU) weight of the manual M2CS is 1550 (1625) kgs, identical to the manual M2C. That's what the CEO is referring to.
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We have seen info and posts on features available on the M2 CS which ain't available on M2 Competition.
Here's what springs to mind about the opposite: available on M2 Competition, but unavailable on the M2 CS:
Steel or aluminum roof?
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That's why the M2 CS will come with Cup 2 tires. Will have a slight advantage over the M2 C.
And the Adaptive suspension which helps corner better overall. But still does not answer why BMW blog has the M2CS curb weight at 3,377lbs or 1,532KG and the CEO is saying its about the same weight as the comp? I'm still trying to figure this one out.
It's an exactly the same car with cosmetic enhancements and is a blatant attempt to gauge customers.

If consumers hold off and are smart - it will crash in price like the M3 and M4 CS and then become a good buy.

Can't believe this thing will sell out for that money.
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Let's do a realistic exercise. In an ideal situation one could just order an M2C with the stuff we wanted back when the CS/CSL was a fictional character. What would it cost to get the following (US reference frame)

M2C
6MT
Exec pack
CF hood
CF roof
CF trunk
763M wheels
M-performance exhaust
Tune
M performance coilovers

Bonus items, imo, on CS are M4C seats, upgraded leather, adaptive suspension.

Carbon lip, diffuser, and decklid spoiler are wasted money. Extra power doesn't matter because that can be achieved with a tune.
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What does this mean. Like dealer just give you an allocation just like that?

it's not an allocation, just like that, it's been 2 years since I left a deposit for ordering the M2 CS, so I was the first in my dealership to order. In France there is only one vehicle per concession /// M
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M2C
6MT
Exec pack 61606 includes mperformance steering wheel
CF hood - 6440
CF roof - 3k est includes install
CF trunk - 4280
763M wheels - 6460 - 800 for black
M-performance exhaust - 4520 + install
Tune - $1k est.
M performance coilovers -2860 + install

Without installation costs I come to $90,166. Some will say that you can get these parts cheaper after the fact. However, that eliminates the ability to easily finance the vehicle. One could reasonably assume you could sell the factory wheels to make up some cost. Please point out what I'm missing.
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M2C
6MT
Exec pack 61606 includes mperformance steering wheel
CF hood - 6440
CF roof - 3k est includes install
CF trunk - 4280
763M wheels - 6460 - 800 for black
M-performance exhaust - 4520 + install
Tune - $1k est.
M performance coilovers -2860 + install

Without installation costs I come to $90,166. Some will say that you can get these parts cheaper after the fact. However, that eliminates the ability to easily finance the vehicle. One could reasonably assume you could sell the factory wheels to make up some cost. Please point out what I'm missing.
DCT is another $2900. Also add sport cup 2 tires and alcantara.
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Let's do a realistic exercise. In an ideal situation one could just order an M2C with the stuff we wanted back when the CS/CSL was a fictional character. What would it cost to get the following (US reference frame)

M2C
6MT
Exec pack
CF hood
CF roof
CF trunk
763M wheels
M-performance exhaust
Tune
M performance coilovers

Bonus items, imo, on CS are M4C seats, upgraded leather, adaptive suspension.

Carbon lip, diffuser, and decklid spoiler are wasted money. Extra power doesn't matter because that can be achieved with a tune.
I believe somebody already did this earlier within this thread.
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I believe somebody already did this earlier within this thread.
Was it me? It may have been.
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M2C
6MT
Exec pack 61606 includes mperformance steering wheel
CF hood - 6440
CF roof - 3k est includes install
CF trunk - 4280
763M wheels - 6460 - 800 for black
M-performance exhaust - 4520 + install
Tune - $1k est.
M performance coilovers -2860 + install

Without installation costs I come to $90,166. Some will say that you can get these parts cheaper after the fact. However, that eliminates the ability to easily finance the vehicle. One could reasonably assume you could sell the factory wheels to make up some cost. Please point out what I'm missing.
Unfortunately, since several parts are currently exclusive to the M2 CS such as the CF hood, CF roof, CF center console, M adaptive suspension, and Merino leather it's a little difficult to make a direct comparison

BTW, the M2 CS does not have a CF trunk

Can you, for example, add $25K+/- worth of aftermarket parts to build a M2 C that would crush a stock M2 CS on a racetrack?

Quite easily (with money to spare)

Can $25K+/- turn a M2 C into an exact replica of the M2 CS with the same fit, finish, integration and warranty as the factory?

Not so easy
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I believe somebody already did this earlier within this thread.
That was probably me

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