New BMW M2 CSL.
The added power and lowered curb weight will have a dramatic impact on the coupe’s performance. The sprint from 0 to 60 mph could be as quick as four seconds. That’s nearly a full second quicker than the M235i and 0.2 second faster than the automatic M2. Rumor has it the CSL could also make use of the e-boost system demonstrated on the CSL Hommage concept, but there aren’t any actual details to substantiate that at this point.
There’s no doubt that the M2 CSL will become the most expensive 2 Series. With the upcoming BMW M2 likely to be priced somewhere between the $44,150 M235i and the $65,400 M4, the M2 CSL could start from nearly $60,000. Though that may be a bit too close to the M4’s pricing, the power-to-weight ratio and the amount of carbon-fiber in the M2 CSL could justify such a sticker. Look for the CSL to break cover in early 2018, a few months after the facelifted M2 makes its global debut in the second half of 2017.