Engine: 490 hp could be possible in the new M2
However, the upcoming M2 keeps a certain respect distance to its bigger brothers. Nevertheless: In the basic version, up to 450 hp and a maximum of 550 Nm torque tear at the rear wheels. It is shifted manually as standard, but the well-known eight-speed ZF automatic transmission is available as an option.
A four-wheel drive, as offered as an option for the M3 and M4, will probably not be available. As an xDrive, the lighter M2 would probably drive its big siblings into the parade and steal market shares.
Driving: Accelerate in the camouflaged M2
AUTO BILD was allowed to do the first laps in the still heavily camouflaged prototype. At high speeds, the M2 is much more directional than its predecessor, while the short wheelbase brings enough movement in the vertical axis. The coupe does the sprint to country road speed in around four seconds, and it only tops out at 280 km/h.
This agility also determines the spontaneous yet predictable self-steering behavior. Slip is part of the gesture of the M2. The steering behavior shows a little more sharpness, not least thanks to the 275 tires on the front axle.
The reactions at the limit are also more progressive, the adjustable spring-damper tuning is successful. And the sound of the 450 hp in-line six? It offers everything from indifferent to angry. So if the new M3 and M4 are too expensive or too chubby, you should wait until 2023. There is nothing else in this price range.
Design: BMW M2 with flared fenders and four real tailpipes
Price: New BMW M2 will be more expensive than its predecessor
When the new BMW M2 is at the dealership from April 2023, it will probably be a bit more expensive than its predecessor. The 410 hp M2 Competition was last available from around 62,500 euros. The starting price of the upcoming M2 is likely to be around 65,000 euros.