Even though the TC America racing series isn’t something motorsport fans outside of North America are familiar with, it doesn’t mean we can’t admire the oh-so-delectable BMW M2 CS Racing which made its North American debut at the 24 Hours of Daytona recently.
At the very least, the M2 CS Racing serves as a reference for BMW enthusiasts hoping to emulate its blistered bodywork and gorgeous M Motorsport decals for their road going M2 coupes, but please read up on JPJ guidelines before you transform the car.
BMW Group Motorsport Director Jens Marquardt said, “BMW racing cars have enjoyed regular success in North America since the 1970s and they really thrill the fans. That applies to our GT cars and to the BMW M2 CS Racing’s predecessors that helped BMW customer teams to secure countless wins and titles over the years. From the 2021 season onwards, we are aiming to add a new chapter to our history of success in North American motorsport with the BMW M2 CS Racing.”
The new customer racing car is powered by the 3.0-litre S55 in-line 6-cylinder to the tunes of 280 hp and 365 hp, depending on the racing classifications. The maximum torque of 550 Nm is transferred to the rear wheels via a 7-speed dual-clutch transmission running specialist motorsport software.
Another highlight of the BMW M2 CS Racing is its engine management (similarly with the BMW M4 GT4) which enables various performance levels to be programmed and retrieved subject to regulations. BMW Motorsport is also developing an upgrade variant of the BMW M2 CS Racing with 450 hp for the club racing segment that’s gaining popularity in North America.
BMW M2 CS Racing gallery