Now that the BMW M3 appears to be like like a radioactive beaver and weighs as a lot as an E53 X5, followers would possibly wish to get into a unique, smaller M automotive transferring ahead, one thing just like the upcoming next-gen BMW M2.

The present BMW M2 is one of the best driving automotive the Bavarians construct, particularly in CS-spec. So the concept that BMW goes to make a brand new one, preserve it rear-wheel drive, preserve a traditional sized grille and construct it on a extra succesful platform is an encouraging one. Which is why these new spy photographs are so thrilling. (We don’t personal them however you’ll be able to see them right here)

In these new photographs, you’ll be able to see that this new BMW M2 appears to be like fairly a bit totally different from the present automotive. It’s decrease, longer and leaner trying than the kind of chunky, brutish bulldog that the present M2 is. It nonetheless will get swollen wheel arches however the general design is smoother and a bit extra mature. That will make some followers comfortable and upset others, because the butch, aggressive appears to be like of the present automotive make numerous followers comfortable but in addition make many want it was extra reserved.

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While we are able to’t see the entrance finish of the automotive via the camo, it does appear as if it will get fairly regular trying grilles. They appear massive however not obnoxiously so, as they’re on the M3. We’ve seen some leaked photographs of the next-gen 2 Series and people grilles appear regular however that doesn’t essentially imply something. The present G20 3 Series has regular grilles however the M3 has been injected with the identical progress hormones as its evenly-numbered sibling.

There’s no phrase on energy or engine choices for the next-gen BMW M2 however we are able to think about that it’ll have some model of the M3/M4’s S58 engine. So anticipate anyplace between 450-500 horsepower for the usual automotive. Considering that the present M2 CS is an animal with 444 horsepower, simply think about nearer to 500 horsepower. We can’t wait to see extra.