We’ve worked obsessively covering the M2 G87 for over a year and yet BMW won’t reveal the car until October before putting it on the market in April 2023. To ease the wait, your favorite brand has been bombarding us with several teasers, with… the most substantial Released a few days ago. The last combustion-only M car was shown in a colorful M livery, which has now been digitally removed for what we think is accurate. (but still unofficial) call up.
As with its predecessor, the new M2 will not look very different compared to the M240i. Sure, it gets a quad exhaust system, fender flares, and rectangular front air intakes, but the better dog in the 2-Series family wouldn’t be a huge departure from the M Performance sedan. These subtle upgrades will come along with a wide range of mechanical modifications, most notably the availability of a manual gearbox. In fact, the M2 would be the only way to buy a 2er with a clutch pedal.
Say what you will about the design, but we can all agree the look is perfect for a border. The long bonnet and short rear are telltale signs that we are dealing with a pure rear wheel drive vehicle equipped with a longitudinally mounted engine. Being an M2, wider hips and generous use of carbon fiber will give the high-performance coupe a sporty stance, enhanced by the enlarged brakes and unique wheels.
With 19-inch front wheels wrapped in 275mm tires and 20-inch rear wheels wrapped in 285mm tires, the M2 gets the same boot as the M4. It will also inherit the standard brakes from its older brother, but without the optional carbon kit. BMW told us that the carbon-fiber roof will come at an additional cost, as will individual colors and M Performance parts.
As you’ve probably heard, the new M2 somewhere in the region will have 450 horsepower and about the same level of performance as the old model. M2 C. The M4’s manual and automatic transmissions will be adapted and without any power differences as the S58 will deliver the same output in both applications.
October still has a long way to go, as only BMW will continue the PR campaign in the following months. The M2 G87 is shaping up to be an instant classic, especially as it will go down in history as the last M car to avoid any kind of electrification. Of course, the base model is likely to follow the M2 competition and/or CS, ideally the M2 CSL. It almost happened with the F87So I hope you get the green light this time.
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