The BMW M2 may have only just launched and already, X-Tomi Design has released a rendering of a potential hardcore GTS variant.
Even before the M2 arrived, reports surfaced that the German company has been developing an even more potent version possibly dubbed the M2 CSL. Insiders claims that the car will debut sometime next year and take design inspiration from BMW’s two recent Hommage concept cars. Additionally, it is reported that the M2 CSL could act as a test bed for future performance features from the automaker.
In creating the following rendering, X-Tomi Design has clearly taken inspiration directly from the BMW M4 GTS. As such, the car pictured includes flared wheel arches, special silver and orange alloy wheels, a new front splitter as well as a roll cage.
As for the standard M2 released last week, it utilises a 3.0-litre inline-six cylinder featuring a TwinScroll exhaust manifold-integrated turbocharger. When combined with direct injection, a Double-VANOS system, custom pistons and crank bearings from the M3 and M4, the 2016 BMW M2 pumps out a total of 365 hp at 6500 rpm and 343 lb-ft of torque from as low as 1400 rpm. Those figures represent 45 hp and 13 lb-ft gains over the M235i.