The BMW M2 is one of the most loved and appreciated sports cars around and many are eagerly awaiting the arrival of the new generation, due in 2022. For now, there are only spy photos and nothing official regarding power, styling or anything else, but thanks to new photos taken during testing of the Bavarian coupe, we can spot some changes to the bodywork.
The mule we saw on the road was accompanied by an M240i, currently the most powerful version of the BMW 2 Series range with 374 ch, naturally without the camouflage covering the M2. And there, we could see a difference between the two: the shape of the front lights. On the M240i they taper towards the grille, while on the M2 they maintain the same line.
The details that make the difference
A small but significant change, accompanied by other aesthetic innovations that camouflage cannot hide. There’s the grille, for example, which won’t be in XXL format like on the M3 and M4, but will have a different design – it’s hard to tell whether the horizontal stripes are fake or not – and will be larger. The front air intakes will also be modified to allow the 6-cylinder 3.0L to breathe even better.
Also at the rear there will be differences between the BMW M2 and the M240i, the M2 having four tailpipes instead of two and a much larger diffuser. The small carbon fiber spoiler will be retained.
The interior does not yet appear clearly on the photos, but some say it won’t carry over the interior design of the other 2 Series and that it will rather welcome the great curved screen seen on the BMW iX and i4.
Over 400 hp
What photos can’t do is tell us how much horsepower the new BMW M2 will have. Almost everyone agrees that it will start at 400 hp, the Competition version will reach 430 hp and the even more extreme CS and CSL versions will peak at 450 hp, thus approaching the 480 hp of the BMWs. M3 and M4 basic. What is certain is that the engine will be the engine will send all its power to the rear, and that’s good!