One of the most popular models in BMW’s Motorsport division is undoubtedly the BMW M2 considered – rightly – that still faithful to the philosophy of Bavarian sports. Weight as low as possible, rear-wheel drive and (also) manual gearbox. A true dream for fans, ready to return with the new generation at the Goodwood Festival of Speed.
The date is July 8, 2021, the first day of the English kermesse, where the Bavarian coupe will get rid of the optical camouflage that has been covering it for some time, both in the spy photos and in the official teasers, showing its definitive style. Style that, according to the images and information, will be different from that of the M4.
Unlike the older sister in fact the new BMW M2 will not adopt the super double kidney, preferring a mask with much more modest proportions, accompanied by larger air intakes to better cool the various mechanical parts, first of all the 3.0 6-cylinder (strictly in line) which will find its place under the hood .
Engine derived from that of the new M3 and M4 with power that – but official data are still missing – should reach 450 hp in its entry version. As much as offered by the current M2 CS, the most powerful of the range.
New BMW M2, the teasers
An exponential growth in power (just think that the M240i is more powerful than the old M2) accompanied by rear-wheel drive and manual gearbox, but only for some versions. In fact, it seems that like M3, M4 and M5 also the new BMW M2 will offer not only automatic transmission, but also four-wheel drive.
BMW M2, the most powerful after
To follow in the footsteps of the other BMWs signed by Motorsport, the new BMW M2 will also be presented in even worse versions: Competition, CS and CSL, with the latter representing the top of the range and characterized by exaggerated cavalry and extreme lightness.
BMW iM2, spy photos
Then there could be a BMW M2 with power to make every other BMW M ever produced in the 50-year history of the Motorsport division pale in comparison: more than 1,300 hp and 0-100 in less than 2.5 “. But under the hood there will be no traces of cylinders and pistons.According to numerous rumors, in fact, within a few years the electric BMW M2 (called iM2), currently known as “Project Katharina”, should arrive.
Source: Motor1.com Italia – News by it.motor1.com.
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