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BMW is set to deliver the all-new M2 CS Racing to SRO TC America teams this summer in preparation for the 2021 season.
The new car, aimed at customer racing teams, will be powered by an S55 2,979cc in-line six-cylinder engine equipped with twin-turbochargers. The powertrain is capable of outputting between 280PS and 365PS depending on Balance of Performance (BoP) restrictions put in place for certain race series and events.
A maximum torque figure of 550NM is delivered via a 7-speed dual-clutch transmission, which features updated motorsport software. The M2 also comes with an LSD, which features separate cooling, alongside purpose-built motorsport driveshafts and wheel bearings. As found on the BMW M4 GT4, the engine management system will allow for varying levels of performance output to be inputted or retrieved depending on regulations.
BMW has also made changes to the chassis and suspension, fitting motorsport-specific components such as adjustable anti-roll bars and specifically adapted dampers, which are available with three different spring rates for the front and rear. The car also comes fitted with an FIA compliant weld-in roll cage, air jack system, carbon-fiber reinforced polymer roof, adjustable rear-wing and a lightweight motorsport wiring harness. Fuel is provided by an 84-liter FT3 safety fuel cell, or for endurance racing a 120-liter version can be fitted.
Handling is improved by the vehicles 18×10.5J alloy wheels wrapped in Michelin racing tires and stopping power is provided by 380mm brake discs all-around, with six-piston calipers in the front and four-piston calipers in the rear. DSC stability control and ABS motorsport-tuned systems feature as standard.
The current version will cost US$120,000 and an upgraded variant of the M2 with around 450ps will be made available later this year for club racing and track-day drivers.