Hook: 2020 has just begun and BMW has a new M2 series. Since they disclosed so much information, we’ve curated this article to only talk about what needs to be talked about. Here’s all you need to know about the upcoming BMW M2.
BMW recently came out with details about its newest M2 addition. While these are just rumors and nothing is really set in stone, we can’t help but feel the excitement behind the latest addition to the BMW M series.
Set to hit showrooms in 2021 and go on sale in the UK in 2022, the incoming M2 will improve upon features from its predecessors but also bring some things of its own to the table. One major improvement they have integrated is it’s claimed speed, which looks like the highlight of the brand new model.
Because there’s so much to take in, we condensed all the essential features on the new BMW M2 into just six features. Without any further ado, here’s what you should look out for in the upcoming BMW M2 model.
6 Things You Need To Know About The New BMW M2
1. More power in the engine
The engine is one thing the new M2 got from its relatives. It is a detuned version of the one in the M3 and M4, which have not been revealed yet, and the recently announced X3 M and X4 M.
Named “S58,” the twin-turbocharged engine will carry 3.0 liters of petrol and is said to make 420 horsepower for the new junior M. The idea is to beat the 416 horsepower of the Mercedes-AMG A45 S.
The S58 is set to replace the S55 in current M2 models. Even so, it promises to deliver the same amount of power, redlining at 7200 rpm.
2. Faster then before
Compared to the models that came before, the new M2 will be bigger and heavier. But that won’t hinder its speed. It is estimated that it could go from 0 mph to 62 mph in just around the lower bracket of four seconds, and its top speed would be 175 mph when setting with a final drive ratio similar to the M2 of today.
3. No more dual-clutch automatic
Similar to the current M2 models, the upcoming ones will have a six-speed manual gearbox and an Active M Differential, which can be controlled electronically. Additionally, there will be an eight-speed torque-converter automatic gearbox as an option. In other words, new models will get rid of the dual-clutch automatic present in current models.
This is to answer the market who wants an automatic option, although the majority still opt for the manual gearbox.
4. M division features made better
Like the M2 models of today, the latest one will have traditional M developments present but improved, compared to regular 2 Series Coupé models. Improvements include added stiffening measures from suspension-strut tower-mounted beams front and rear, a wider track, and dynamic engine mounts.
It is also said that the new M2 will still have the exclusive rear-wheel drive, even though there were plans to provide upcoming M models with variable four-wheel drive. The reason behind this that they want to retain the M2’s pure driving reputation.
5. Similar exterior to M235i xDrive Gran Coupé
The new M2 might look a lot like the M235i xDrive Gran Coupé. That’s because visually, it will take a lot of inspiration from the M235i xDrive Gran Coupé. The front-end styling will look similar, especially the grille and headlights shape. On the other hand, the M2 will have a longer hood because of the longitudinal engine.