BMW has proven off its approaching M2 ahead of its unveiling later this year, with the M division feeding specifics of the substantial-functionality coupe’s engine and chassis.
The 2023 BMW M2 has been teased forward of its unveiling in the coming months.
BMW confirmed off the impending M2 going through tests at the Salzburgring racing circuit in Austria, resplendent in a camouflage built up of the BMW M colours as the division celebrates its 50th anniversary.
BMW has confirmed the new M2 will borrow its 3.-litre twin-turbo six-cylinder motor from the M3 and M4, with a 6-velocity manual or 8-velocity computerized transmission sending power to the rear wheels.
When actual general performance figures have however to be locked in, reviews recommend the prototypes are pushing out all-around 335kW – approximately 20kW considerably less than a rear-wheel-travel manual M4.
The head of BMW M, Frank van Meel, told German media final week the M2 would be the final motor vehicle from the M division to enter output devoid of any form of hybrid-electric system.
In accordance to BMWBlog, the M2 will also share its wheel keep track of with the M4 – coming in at 54mm wider than the typical 2 Series – but enjoys a shorter wheelbase than its even larger sibling.
The M2 borrows its brakes and 19/20-inch alloy wheels from the M4 way too, with sticky Michelin Activity Cup 2 tyres readily available as an option.
Move within, and the M2’s interior is mainly lifted from the enterprise catalogue, with M Activity seats obtainable as regular, and carbon bucket seats from the M3/M4 also accessible at an additional price.
The full reveal of the 2023 BMW M2 is set to manifest in October 2022, with a community launch anticipated in the initial fifty percent of next calendar year.