TEASED: BMW M2 With M Performance Parts Looks Sharp Ahead Of October Reveal

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Rumors suggest the latest M car will be introduced on October 11.

It's been a busy year for BMW M. The performance subsidiary is celebrating its 50th anniversary, and instead of popping a few bottles of Dom Perignon, it has decided to launch several exciting vehicles to mark the festivities. The upcoming BMW M2 is one of them. Ahead of the imminent reveal, the performance arm has teased the latest model yet again.

BMW's latest teaser showcases the car on the streets with a slew of M performance parts. This isn't the first time we've seen prototypes wearing the M Performance parts, which include a prominent rear wing, centrally-mounted exhaust tips, and gorgeous bronze-painted wheels. But it has been some time since we first spotted the littlest M car.

BMW is yet to make any official announcements regarding the reveal date, but rumors suggest the launch will take place on October 11 in the USA.

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So, what can we expect? Sadly, the latest teaser gives away nothing new, only showing off the car's finalized body shape covered in camo.

The M2 will gain motivation from BMW's S58 inline-six, which does duty in the M3 and M4. In its simplest form, there's 473 horsepower up for grabs which provides plenty of punch in the heavier aforementioned models. We wouldn't be surprised to see BMW M detune the M2, lest it treads on the toes of its bigger brothers. As such, we anticipate between 440 and 450 hp, putting it on an even keel with the outgoing M2 CS.

Rumors suggest the M2 will be made available with M xDrive, but we expect the sports coupe to debut in rear-driven form.


Keen drivers will be delighted to know the M2 will have two transmission options; the slick-shifting eight-speed M Steptronic and, rejoice, a six-speed manual 'box. BMW M has also said the M2 will borrow the braking systems and technology from the M3 and M4 models, which makes sense since it shares CLAR architecture with these larger models.

BMW's plant in Mexico will proudly manufacture the M2 for markets worldwide. As a reminder, the 2 Series Coupe and 3 Series are assembled at this North American facility, but this is the first time a full-fat M car will leave the San Pelosi plant. Traditionalists may turn up their noses at the idea of production happening anywhere other than Germany, but this isn't the first time BMW has elected to do this.


In terms of design, BMW will offer the M2 in an array of hues. This is yet to be confirmed, but the color palette will include Toronto Red, Brooklyn Gray, Black Sapphire, and Zandvoort Blue. The company's Individual department will offer even further scope for personalization, while the various M Performance styling bits will lend the coupe a more aggressive look.

As for the interior, we don't expect a drastic redesign when compared to the regular 2 Series. But while the cabin layout and dashboard architecture will remain the same, the M2 will gain M-specific seats, bespoke gear levers, and a thicker steering wheel. Hopefully, we won't have to wait much longer to learn more about the latest M car.


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