Revamped BMW M2 CS for rFactor 2 to be Available for Free Soon

Revamped BMW M2 CS for rFactor 2 to be Available for Free Soon
Author Alessio Lorandi
Alessio Lorandi
September 26, 2023

Studio 397 has recently announced a major update for the BMW M2 CS in rFactor 2, promising that the car will soon be available for free.

Along with the BMW, minor fixes have also been made to the Vauxhall Astra BTCC, Brabham BT44, McLaren M23, and March 761 cars.

The BMW M2 CS has received significant upgrades, including new sounds, tires, and electronics, similar to the quality of life improvements made to the sim’s GT3 cars.

Players are encouraged to stay tuned for more information on the availability of the car. In-game, the BMW M2 CS has been split into two categories: Cup and Clubsport.

The M2 CS Racing Cup, with up to 365bhp, is eligible to run in SRO’s TCX class and various one-make championships in Germany, Italy, and the Benelux region.

Revamped BMW M2 CS for rFactor 2 to be Available for Free Soon

The newly-updated BMW M2 CS in rFactor 2 offers an enhanced driving experience with improved sounds, ABS, and traction control.

It is widely campaigned in the Nürburgring Nordschleife-based NLS Nürburgring Endurance Series.

The Clubsport edition, with uprated brakes and cooling, is perfect for track days and club-level multi-class series.

Additionally, the rFactor 2 update includes lighting tweaks for historic single-seaters March 761, McLaren M23, and Brabham BT44.

Moreover, Phantom teams have been removed from the Vauxhall Astra BTCC car’s roster.

rFactor 2, 25/09/23 updates list

rFactor 2, 25/09/23 updates list

BMW M2 CS v1.47

  • The TC and ABS systems have been upgraded.
  • A gearbox protection system has been implemented.
  • Here are the updates made to improve your racing experience:
  • New teams have been added.
  • The tires have been slightly cooled to reduce grip loss during sustained cornering.
  • The ABS has been tweaked to minimize locking.
  • The blip has been made more aggressive.
  • The rear spindle friction has been reduced to improve acceleration and minimize the “rear brake effect.”
  • The ABS sample rate has been increased to 200hz to improve braking distance.
  • Updates have been made to suspension geometry, dampers, default setup, and ABS parameters.
  • The ClubSport and Cup classes have been split into their own categories.
  • The aid penalty for TC has been removed.
  • The default brake pressure has been lowered.
  • Further tweaks have been made to the ABS system.
  • The helper springs now have longer travel.
  • Latest spec tires have been introduced.
  • The suspension, aerodynamics, and brakes have been reworked.
  • The traction control has been adjusted to be less intrusive.
  • Minor adjustments have been made to the ABS system to improve the feel of the force feedback.
  • The down-shift delay has been increased to allow revs to rise faster at higher RPM.
  • The fuel consumption of the 350hp engine has been decreased to be lower than the 450hp engine.
  • The base grip of wet weather tires has been increased.
  • New sounds have been incorporated.
  • The driver animation has been enhanced.
  • New tires have been introduced.

These updates will elevate your racing experience and deliver superior overall performance.

Vauxhall Astra BTCC v1.67

Vauxhall Astra BTCC v1.67

  • Addressed team-related issues

March 761v 2.15

  • Resolved the problem of parts not being illuminated by omni lights

Mclaren M23 v1.58

  • Addressed the issue of parts not being illuminated by omni lights
  • Optimized default gear ratios for improved performance across various circuits (mostly taller gearing)
  • Adjusted wheel breakage to align with the other two classic GP cars

Brabham BT44 v2.69

Brabham BT44 v2.69

  • Fixed the problem of parts not being illuminated by omnilights
  • Rectified upgrades not appearing in the showroom
  • Fixed shift lights


With this remarkable update, the BMW M2 CS in rFactor 2 offers a captivating driving experience for players of all skill levels.

Along with improved sounds and traction control, the presence of two categories – Cup and Clubsport – allows further flexibility and nuances to the gameplay.

The upgrade definitely brings new life to some classic models from McLaren, Brabham, and March, while simultaneously giving races a modern adrenaline-fueled twist.

Ultimately, rFactor 2’s latest update looks to be sure-fire hit amongst the sim-racing community!

Meanwhile, Studio 397 are urging fans to stay tuned for more information on when they can get their hands on this amazing – and free – revised BMW M2 CS car.

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About the autor

Alessio Lorandi

Alessio has been involved at the highest levels in racing since the age of 5 (2003). He won a CIK-FIA World Championship in 2013 and then raced in F3, F2, and finally GT3s before now dedicating himself to SOLOX. He’s now on a mission to help thousands of sim racers around the world achieve their fullest potential through his ACC setups.






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