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All-New BMW M2 CS Racing to be Displayed During Circuit of the Americas Weekend.

Woodcliff Lake, N.J. – March 4, 2020 . . . BMW Customer Racing teams will take the green flag for the start of the 2020 SRO Touring Car (TC) America season on March 7 - 8 at Circuit of the Americas (COTA), in Austin, Texas. BMW returned to SRO TC America competition in 2016 and in the past four seasons has reignited the class with double-digit BMW entries at many events.

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Woodcliff Lake, N.J. – March 4, 2020 . . . BMW Customer Racing teams will take the green flag for the start of the 2020 SRO Touring Car (TC) America season on March 7 - 8 at Circuit of the Americas (COTA), in Austin, Texas. BMW returned to SRO TC America competition in 2016 and in the past four seasons has reignited the class with double-digit BMW entries at many events.

In the Touring Car America class, the BMW M235i Racing and its successor the BMW M240i Racing completely changed the landscape of the class, allowing entry-level amateur drivers an almost turn-key package and a solid path to the podium. Beginning with the 2016 season, BMW Customer Racing teams have celebrated three Team (2016, 2018, 2019) titles as well as two Driver (2016, 2019) and two Manufacturer (2017, 2018) championships in the Touring Car class.

Without any doubt, the fact that SRO welcomed the first of BMW’s range of customer race car models in 2016 gave the BMW of North America Customer Racing program its foothold in the USA. It is fitting that BMW of North America would officially introduce the next generation entry level customer race car during the SRO COTA weekend. The all-new BMW M2 CS Racing will be on display for drivers and teams interested in seeing the BMW M240i Racing’s replacement for the upcoming 2021 season. First deliveries of the BMW M2 CS Racing will begin this summer for 2021 SRO TC America teams.

Priced at $120,000 USD plus $995 delivery and handling, the BMW M2 CS Racing offers the best setup for successful entry into motorsport.

Power

The new customer racing car is powered by an S55 2,979 cc six-cylinder in-line engine with BMW M TwinPower Turbo Technology which achieves between 280 hp (205 kW) and 365 hp (268 kW), depending on the Balance of Performance. The maximum torque of 406 lb-ft (550 Nm) is transmitted by a 7-speed dual-clutch transmission which has been updated using special motorsport software. The rear locking differential features separate cooling and transfers power to the drive wheels via purpose-built output shafts and wheel bearings adapted for motorsport.

The BMW M2 CS Racing’s engine management, as on the BMW M4 GT4, will allow for various performance levels to be programmed and retrieved, depending on future stipulated Balance of Performance requirements, via Power Sticks. Club Racing and track day drivers can expect an upgraded variant of the car, featuring around 450 horsepower, to be available later this year.

Chassis and Suspension

The suspension of the new M2 CS Racing features motorsport-specific links and adjustable front and rear anti-roll bars. Specially adapted dampers with are matched with springs available in three different rates for both front and rear.

The M2 CS Racing chassis features:

  • BMW Motorsport DMSB-certified welded safety roll cage (FIA compliant)
  • CFRP roof
  • Makrolon rear screens with tank filler neck
  • Front splitter
  • Motorsport rear adjustable wing
  • Air jack system
  • Hood and trunk lid quick-release locks
  • Lightweight motorsport wiring harness
  • Tow rings, front and rear, according to regulations.
  • FT3 safety fuel cell with 22.2 gallon (84 liter) capacity
  • An optional 31.7 gallon (120 liter) endurance fuel cell is optional.

Wheels, Tires and Brakes

Matte Black alloy wheels, measuring 10.5 x 18 inches are shod with 27/65-18 S9L Michelin racing tires. Stopping power is provided by 15-inch (380 mm) brake disks all-around with fixed six-piston calipers, front and fixed four-piston calipers, rear.

BMW Motorsport-tuned DSC stability control and ABS braking systems are standard.

Dimensions

  • Length                        175.6 inches (4,461 mm)
  • Width                          73.0 inches (1,854 mm)
  • Width w/mirrors          78.3 inches (1,990 mm)
  • Height                         54.5 inches, (1,385 mm) variable
  • Wheelbase                  106.0 inches (2,693 mm)
  • Track , front                61.7 inches (1,568 mm)
  • Track rear                   63.3 inches (1,608 mm)        

 

Requests for additional information and orders can be directed to: CustomerRacing@bmwna.com.

The M2 CS Racing Order Form can be downloaded from here.

All BMW Customer Racing cars, including the all-new BMW M2 CS Racing are sold and distributed exclusively in the U.S. by authorized BMW M Motorsport dealers. The most up-to-date dealer listing can be found at https://www.bmwusa.com/motorsport/centers.html.

 

Authorized BMW M Motorsport Dealers

BMW of Murrieta

41430 Auto Mall Pkwy
Murietta, CA 92562
Phone: 760-805-9626

BMW of Monterey

1 Geary Plaza
Seaside, CA 93955
Phone: 831-920-0743

BMW of Escondido

1557 Auto Park Way
Escondido, CA 92029
Phone: 760-313-0507

BMW of San Francisco

1675 Howard St
San Francisco, CA 94103
Phone: 415-551-4255

Global Imports

550 Interstate North Pkwy SE

Atlanta, GA 30339
Phone: 678-569-7508

Laurel BMW of Westmont

430 E. Ogden Avenue
Westmont, IL 60559
Phone: 630-537-0311

Isringhausen Imports

200 E Madison St.
Springfield, IL 62702
Phone: 217-528-2277

BMW of Stratham

71 Portsmouth Ave
Stratham, NH 03885
Phone: 800-989-5200

BMW Cleveland

6135 Kruse Drive
Solon, Ohio 44139
Phone: 440-295-5524

Bobby Rahal BMW of South Hills

2610 Washington Road
Canonsburg, PA 15317
Phone: 724-743-9312

Crown BMW

3902 W Wendover Ave
Greensboro, NC 27407
Phone: 336-790-9848

Rick Hendrick BMW Charleston

1518 Savannah Highway
Charleston, SC 29407
Phone: 843-305-7803

BMW of Roanoke

2824 Franklin Rd SW
Roanoke, VA 24014
Phone: 540-342-3733

Classic BMW

6800 Dallas Parkway
Plano, TX 75024
Phone: 214-778-2605

 

BMW Group In America

BMW of North America, LLC has been present in the United States since 1975.  Rolls-Royce Motor Cars NA, LLC began distributing vehicles in 2003.  The BMW Group in the United States has grown to include marketing, sales, and financial service organizations for the BMW brand of motor vehicles, including motorcycles, the MINI brand, and the Rolls-Royce brand of Motor Cars; DesignworksUSA, a strategic design consultancy in California; a technology office in Silicon Valley and various other operations throughout the country.  BMW Manufacturing Co., LLC in South Carolina is part of BMW Group’s global manufacturing network and is the exclusive manufacturing plant for all X5 and X3 Sports Activity Vehicles and X6 and X4 Sports Activity Coupes.  The BMW Group sales organization is represented in the U.S. through networks of 348 BMW passenger car and BMW Sports Activity Vehicle centers, 145 BMW motorcycle retailers, 121 MINI passenger car dealers, and 38 Rolls-Royce Motor Car dealers.  BMW (US) Holding Corp., the BMW Group’s sales headquarters for North America, is located in Woodcliff Lake, New Jersey.

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