The new BMW M2 won’t debut until this October, which gives the German automaker a few more months to complete coupe development. A new spy video from the CarSpyMedia YouTube channel captures the car back at the Nurburgring for further testing.
BMW has been teasing the new car since April and is spying on the two-door car even further, but its debut is just months away. The car continues to sport the camouflage wrap and cladding underneath, but unofficial renderings have peeled off the cover to reveal a sharp-edged sports car. It should look a lot more aggressive than the M240i.
We’ve learned quite a bit about the new M2 G87 over the last few months, even getting a chance to drive a prototype. We know the new M2 will arrive with a twin-turbocharged 3.0-liter S58 engine, but the smaller model won’t make as much power, instead pumping out around 450 horsepower (335 kilowatts). According to BMW, the new M2 will be at the same level of performance as the old M2 CS while we wait for the official numbers.
BMW will exclusively channel power to the rear wheels via a standard six-speed manual or an optional eight-speed M Steptronic automatic gearbox. The M2 will also borrow M4 brakes and adaptive dampers, while the carbon fiber roof will help reduce the car’s weight and lower the center of gravity.
Inside, the M2 will come with carbon fiber bucket seats, which will sit behind the BMW’s dual instrument cluster and a curved infotainment touchscreen. It will feature BMW’s iDrive8 infotainment software, giving the new M car the automaker’s latest technology.
We expect BMW to continue teasing the new M2 until its launch in October, and we look forward to learning more about the important model in the coming months. This will be BMW’s last ICE-only M model as BMW and M transition to building powerful hybrid and electric vehicles. The last ICE-only M car is scheduled to go on sale in April 2023.