BMW is preparing to bring their M2 sports car stateside in a few years. Here are the latest details on what we know so far about the upcoming M2.
Engine, Transmission, and Performance
The new 2023 BMW M2’s engine, as well as whether or not it will be turbocharged, are unknown at the moment. However, if the current car is any indication of what to expect in terms of size and output (it produces 405 horsepower), we expect this next version will be bigger and more powerful. The outgoing model features a 3.0-liter that makes 405 hp on the Competition model but non-Competition models make far less power. If BMW sticks with a six-cylinder engine for its replacement —which seems likely—the decision to include forced induction would seem like an easy one based on these figures alone. Of course, there are other variables at play here: This new M2 could have several different engines available depending on how many variants BMW decides to produce; maybe they won’t all feature turbos or even inline-sixes thanks to downsizing efforts elsewhere in their lineup? And then you have the transmission question—will it continue with a manual
Pricing and Which One to Buy
The price for the upcoming BMW M2 has been revealed, and it’s going to cost quite a bit more than its predecessor. The new sports coupe will start at $60,000 when it goes on sale next year as a 2022 model, according to Car and Driver. That’s up significantly from the 2021 BMW M2’s starting MSRP of $59,895.
What is the BMW M2 made in Mexico?
The BMW M2 was produced at the Plant of Cuautitlan near Tijuana, Mexico. It’s also a rear-wheel-drive car with all-wheel drive optional. Despite its engineering origins, it does boast excellent performance and handling characteristics for a vehicle that weighs more than 3500 pounds. The engine produces 335 horsepower from 4 cylinders. With the assistance of four valves per cylinder, it can accelerate from zero to 60 miles per hour in just 4.4 seconds and has an electronically limited top speed of 155 miles per hour. The F1X chassis allows for independent suspension on each corner along with electronic stability control and traction control systems designed to keep the driver within his or her comfort zone throughout most road conditions as well as under any circumstances imaginable on public roads today.
What will BMW M2 look like?
The BMW M2 is shaping up to be one of the most hotly anticipated cars in years. The high-performance model will replicate a formula we’ve seen from other automakers, including Mercedes-AMG and Audi: take an existing sports coupe platform and develop it into something much more raucous. For example, both the Audi RS3 and the Mercedes-AMG CLA45 use entry-level luxury car platforms as their starting point.
The M2 follows that same strategy—it’ll be based on the new 2 Series, but with its own bespoke bodywork and performance hardware developed by BMW’s M division. We don’t know exactly what form it will take just yet (BMW has been rather coy), but now we might have some clues thanks to these spy photos. According to our photographers, this particular prototype looks very close to production-ready—or at least close enough for us to make some educated guesses about what the final version might look like when it debuts late next