BMW displayed its new customer race car, the M2 CS Racing, during the Rolex 24 weekend in Daytona in January. After Daytona, the car was shown at a BMW dealers’ conference in Miami. It will also appear at the SRO season opener at Circuit of the Americas in March.
The car, the successor to the championship-winning M235i Racing and M240i Racing, is now slated to take to the track in 2021; earlier a mid-2020 launch had been noted. Technical information on the car is reported here.
BMW 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.”
Thomas Felbermair, head of sales and marketing at BMW M, added: “North America is the most important market for BMW M worldwide, therefore it is important for us to present the BMW M2 CS Racing as our new entry-level car for the first time in the US. With this car we will not only be represented in classic motor racing, but also in the club racing segment and in the Track Day community. We have many loyal fans and customers in North America, who all share an emotional connection to our brand. Consequently, we see plenty of potential for our new car in North America. We are looking forward to giving our fans, customers and BMW dealers a close look at the BMW M2 CS Racing at various events during the next few weeks. I am sure that they will love it.”—Brian Morgan
[Photos courtesy BMW Motorsport.]