More BMW M2 speculation

BMW M2 rendering

We all know that BMW will make an M2 when the time is right. So let’s just play along with these little games and pretend that we don’t know it’s coming.

At the recent media launch of the M235i hacks from Auto Express got talking to “BMW insiders” (we love those guys) and were told a range-topping M2 “makes a lot of sense” (no shit, really).

Where it does get a bit more interesting is when the conversation turned to the very cool track-only M235i Racing and a brief flirtation with making a road going version. The insider said BMW decided no to do that because it would “step on the toes of something else higher up the range.”

And what do you think that might be boys and girls? That’s right, the M2!

We know it’s coming, of course it will be, the real question is when? Not in the immediate future, best to place an each-way bet on 2015 and 2016.

[Source: Auto Express | Rendering: Bimmerpost]

11 replies on “More BMW M2 speculation”

The M2 was always on the cards…
the question is will the M2 get a detuned version of the 316kw S55, or increase kw N55

RMS, there is no way it is going to be a S55. Way too expensive for a M2. It will be either a modified version of the N55 or 4 cylinder.

Something higher up in the range = Obviously the new M3 / M4. That said, it’s hard to imagine BMW not doing an M2 but it will be in at least 4 years time

Scott26, or BMW marketing team, had this to say on Bimmerpost today. Bring it on!!!

“Drop two cylinders of the Autoexpress article.

BMW want the fastest four cylinder car in its segment. They also want the M2 to be the most progressive and dynamic car in its segment as well as the lightest performance car. They want a car that has a soul, unlike the Mercedes-Benz AMG A45/CLA 45 which are soulless to drive”

That car should weigh no more than 2,200 lbs. They should keep the turbo six, the six is inherently in balance. I have been driving 4WD and it is nice, maybe RD is OK. It needs the kind of ground clearance that a Renault Alpine A110 has. Put a factory cage in it.
A flexible front dam. Make it so it will not dent. I love BMWs. I cannot wear them out.
They need to make a .5M that weighs 1,500 lbs.

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