The culmination of the legendary BMW M saga is going to come with the next M2. This is confirmed by the brand itself, which is already preparing for its new electrified era. But what will this spectacular sports car that will be presented in 2022 be like?
Today we bring you good and very bad news. The good news is that BMW is already preparing a new M2 that promises to be tremendous, an ode to the purebred sports car and the most passionate high-performance model; the bad news is that it will be the last pure BMW M with a gasoline engine to hit the market since the brand officially confirms that it will be so and that the new BMW XM already anticipates the soon entry of electrification in the M division to end of 2022.
The very boss of BMW M, Frank Van Meel, has been the one who has assured this morning that “ the BMW M2 with 6 cylinders in line and rear-wheel drive will be a purist driving machine. We will see increasing electrification in other vehicles, of course in different forms, starting with the 48-volt electrical system, with plug-in hybrid units, and even fully electric. Seen in this way, the M2 will be the last M with a pure combustion engine unit and also without scope for electrification such as 48V on-board network ”.
So, precisely as BMW M celebrates its 50th birthday and with emissions standards tightening by the day ( the EU has already passed a ban on the sale of diesel, petrol, and hybrids in 2035 ), the next M2 is presented as the last exponent of the purest and most radical sportsmanship. But what else do we know about this upcoming sports car?
BMW M2 2023: THIS WILL BE THE SPORTS CAR
Until now, the brand has released a first teaser video where it anticipates the arrival of the model (you can see it on these lines), which will go into production before the end of the year and, therefore, should also be officially presented throughout the year. the year 2022. Other confirmed information indicates that it will arrive with a manual gearbox, which is the choice of more than half of the regular buyers of this sports car.
Accompanying this article, in addition, we show you our first illustration of the next BMW M2, signed as always by our specialist Schulte. And more promises from the brand, since those responsible have also confirmed that it will have “ excellent dynamic performance from BMW, which will go even further, with advanced engineering that will allow it to combine the capabilities of sports competition cars with ease of use. in daily driving.
On a mechanical level, and even though BMW has officially confirmed that it will mount the 6-cylinder unit with a displacement of 3.0 liters, for now, the final power remains a mystery. The information that comes from Germany, in this sense, indicates that the sports car could produce between 430 and 490 horsepower.
As for its interior environment, the new BMW M2 is expected to adopt the design features already seen in the latest 2 Series Coupé, betting on the brand’s new curved configuration, combining the instrument cluster and the information system screen. and entertainment. What is certain is that the new M2 promises maximum emotions.