BMW Recently it was officially announced that the new M2 It will go into production later this yearThis announcement was accompanied by a camouflaged prototype of the vehicle. Even two weeks later, our spy photographers were able to capture another prototype for testing, seeing more detail than ever before.
The highlight of these details comes in the form of air vents placed in the corner of the headlights. The prototypes we’ve seen before seem to have headlight units that were different from those on the regular 2-Series coupe, and now we know why. These vents could potentially be used for additional airflow into the engine, or perhaps as a clever aerodynamic device, but regardless, we’re sure they’re real, as we can’t imagine why BMW It would add such a breath to the pure style.
Other than that, the rest of the styling appears to be the same as with other prototypes we’ve seen, with aggressive geometry, larger air intakes, wider fenders, and more aggressive fender and side skirt designs. Of course, the car will also have distinctive M quad exhaust pipes arranged in its usual style, although it appears we may offer a unique stacked arrangement with the optional option. M Performance Parts.
Inside, the car shows off more of its massive curved screen, which differs significantly from the philosophy taken by the regular 2-Series Coupe. Instead of two separate screens for the gauge cluster and infotainment system, this system combines the two screens in the form of single curved unit Similar to those on i4 and iX. Similar to those cars, too, it’s expected to run BMW’s latest iDrive 8 operating system, which is notable because it’s something the regular 2 Series lacks. The main guess is that the system will eventually come to the Enhanced 2 Series after it debuted on the M2.
Powering the vehicle is expected to be a modified version of the 3.0-liter twin-turbo M3 and M4 respectively, which can be rated at anywhere from 430 hp (436 hp / 321 kW) to 490 hp (497 hp / 365 kW) in M2 as cut. That power would be sent to at least the rear wheels if not the four, and both automatic and manual gearboxes are expected.
The new M2 will go into production late this year at the San Luis Potosi Automobile Plant in Mexico, and a reveal could be made sometime around the new M4 CSLFirst appearance on May 20 as part of the celebrations of the 50th anniversary of BMW M.
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