2022 BMW M2 spy photos show traditional M upgrades
Based on past spy photos, the next-generation BMW 2 Series coupe will be a traditional BMW with old-school proportions and rear-wheel drive. And merely as expected, it'll continue to have an M version, which we see for the first time during these latest shots. It seems to follow along with the classic M formula, too, simply pumping up the shape of the base car.
The most obvious sign that this is the M2 actually comes at the back of the vehicle. Replacing the neatly integrated exhaust tips from the regular car are four gaping tailpipes poking out a set of rectangular cutouts. It appears very much like the exhaust of the M3 and M4. Besides the big exhaust, there seems to be a slightly more pronounced lip spoiler around the trunk lid.
As throughout the car, the only real other clearly visible changes remain the wheels. The fenders happen to be flared even more for an aggressive look and to make it easy to fit wide tires and wheels. This example is wearing what appears like production-ready wheels with a mesh or basket-weave inspired design. Behind them are sizable drilled brake rotors and calipers painted in M blue.
We’re expecting the 2 Series to become revealed prior to the 2022 model year. This really is in part with different leaked photo of the car from captured that showed it in production guise. The M version might be revealed a couple of months following the regular versions. We’re planning on make at least 405 horsepower, the amount made by the present M2 Competition. Because the outgoing model used a detuned form of the previous M3 and M4 engine, you would have it logical that the new M2 engine is a detuned form of the new M3/M4 turbo straight-six. It might will also get the six-speed manual transmission from those cars, in addition to the inevitable dual-clutch automatic.