The BMW M2 will receive its second generation in 2022 equipped with the 3.0-liter six-cylinder engine that already equips models such as the M3 and M4, although this time with somewhat lower power. Two versions will arrive and it will maintain its propulsion system in any case.
- The engine power of the M2 will be more than 400 horsepower
- It will be a slightly more relaxed version of the 3.0 six-cylinder M3
The second generation of the BMW M2, which receives the internal name G87, is scheduled to arrive in 2022. It will be at the end of the year when it begins to be manufactured in Mexico, specifically in the San Luis de Potosí factory. However, it will not be until 2023 that its commercialization begins. The M2 is currently completing its last days of testing in scenarios as demanding as the Nürburgring circuit, precisely where the Automotive Mike YouTube channel has recently hunted it down.
Although there is still some time to get to know the new M2 officially, we are already in a position to anticipate the first characteristics with which BMW intends to face models such as the Mercedes-AMG A 45. For example, the engine, which will be the well-known S58 that models such as the M3 or M4 already equip, that is, 3.0-liter six-cylinder gasoline with a double turbo that this time points to the power of between 410 and 420 horses. for the conventional M2 and around 450 for the Competition. It does not seem likely that the final figure will exceed the latter much so as not to stay too close to the standard M3, a version that is not sold in Spain and that delivers 480 horses.
Although an increase in the weight of the set is expected, the benefits of the new BMW M2 will be better than those of the current one. The acceleration from 0 to 100 kilometers/hour will flirt with 4 seconds, while the top speed will be around 280 kilometers/hour, although it is expected that there will be an electronic limitation at 250. In principle, BMW will offer a six-speed manual gearbox as standard, although an eight-speed torque converter Steptronic automatic transmission will debut as an option.
The new BMW 2 Series from which this M2 will derive has taken a different roadmap from that of the 2 Series Gran Coupé, which has adopted the latest evolution of the FAAR platform, intended for front-wheel-drive models. That means that the sportiest version of the future Series 2 will still be powered. At least in this generation, BMW is not going to opt-in the smallest of the M for all-wheel drive, not even as an option, something that does happen in the binomial formed by the M3 and the M4.
The M2 will also have a specific set-up, something that is currently being fine-tuned as evidenced by the sighting of different test mules in different parts of the planet. This intensification of the test program does nothing but reveal that the arrival of the new generation of the ‘M’ access is just around the corner.
The new BMW M2 will stand out in turn for offering a more aggressive aesthetic both on the outside and inside with the typical recipe of the German firm for this type of car. The wheels, for example, will be 19 inches as standard. The grill, for its part, will be larger than in the outgoing M2, but in no case will it adopt an aesthetic with the view in the M3 or M4. It will follow the line of the new Series 2, concerning which there will also be changes in the optics. Some of the test units spotted included a striking rear spoiler and a quad central exhaust outlet, suggesting that BMW will put M Performance accessories on sale, something that already happens with other sports cars of the brand.
Regarding its cabin, it is already known that it will have a large floating screen on the dashboard that will be two, one for the instrument panel and one for the multimedia system. It is the same solution adopted by the i4 and the iX, although curiously the already unveiled Series 2 has maintained the conventional configuration used in recent times by the brand.