The most extreme version of the M2 wins Car of The Year
Everyone loves the BMW M2 and Evo are no different! The top honour from Evo’s awards has been given to the BMW M2 CS, the more hardcore version of the M2 and M2 Competition.
Evo, a very well-established motoring site and magazine, has praised the M2 CS for its ‘outstanding’ qualities including appearance, speed and handling and Evo editor Stuart Gallagher even went so far as to say the judges experienced the ‘essence of a driver’s car’ when testing it.
To give some context to this car, the M2 CS is like a track-focused version of the M2 Competition, which is already more sporty than the already exhilarating M2. The M2 CS is truly extreme with carbon fibre all over, an added bonnet vent and stripped back interior, although other reviewers have criticised it for still being overpriced, costing £75,320, £25k more than an M2 Comp!
Top Gear, for instance, rated the M2 CS 8/10 for exactly this reason, where they gave the BMW M2 and M2 Competition a 9/10.
The M2 CS has things like the ‘Adaptive M suspension’, lighter 19-inch matte gold alloys, bigger brakes, carbon fibre body panels, a bonnet vent and exposed carbon wing mirrors, front splitter and roof panel. On the inside, the interior is stripped back and alcantara is added on the steering wheels and centre divider and, most tragically, the centre arm rest is gone.
As we know, the M2 was already hailed and proclaimed as the ‘ultimate driver’s car’ before the M2 CS broke cover. For Evo, this car was not only great but in fact, the best car of the year.
Evo’s selection process involved choosing between eight other cars, where each was put through its paces and involved in various tests by several members of the editorial team. Judged both on the road and on the track, the winner was decided on which offered the greatest driving thrills and performed the best on roads and on-circuit.
Graeme Grieve, CEO at BMW Group UK, said: “We are exceptionally proud that BMW M2 CS has taken the evo Car of the Year 2020 title among such a competitive and varied field and this award is proof that we raised the bar…To receive such high praise from the evo team is a very special way to end the year.”
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