The BMW M2 is a fairly universally loved car. It combines all the powerful and fun aspects of the bigger M cars like the M3 and M4 in a tiny package. What’s not to like about that? Additionally, its use of a traditional front-engine, rear-wheel-drive layout and the availability of a manual transmission has long made BMW M cars a favorite of driving enthusiasts.
Now BMW is releasing a new one. The new BMW M2 teaser video shows a lot of exciting things in the works, but doesn’t reveal too much.
New BMW M2 teaser shows just enough to get people excited
BMW recently released a 35-second teaser video revealing that the new iteration of the iconic M2 is coming. However, the legendary German automaker didn’t give us a good look at the car. Obviously, that wasn’t a mistake, and the intention certainly worked out great! Now, BMW enthusiasts around the world are waiting on the edge of their seats.
The video very briefly shows some exterior clips of the new slippery M2. In addition, there is a brief overview of the interior and the steering wheel. However, in all of the dim lighting, shot changes and effects, there’s not much to distinguish except for the daytime running lights. Of course, what we can infer from these clips is that the M2 likely retains its rear-wheel-drive layout.
Finally, the only type of teaser text offered by BMW is a brief message saying “It’s game time” and a text slide at the end saying that the new BMW M2 is coming soon.
Now all we can do is speculate and put our wishes on what propels the M2 out into the world and hope that those positive vibes somehow influence the car. Obviously, that doesn’t make sense since the car already exists, but what’s a little wishful thinking going to hurt?
What engine does the new BMW M2 have?
Although BMW hasn’t released any specs yet, there’s a lot of speculation about what the new M2 might have as a powerhouse. Many wishful thinking in Youtube comments are looking for the traditional straight-six with a manual transmission option. Probably, that’s exactly what he will end up getting.
The last generation M2 shared the N55 3.0-litre straight-six engine with the M3 and M4. It is therefore logical that the new M2 also shares the engine of the current M3 and M4, the S58.
Car and Driver theorizes that it will indeed carry the S58 3.0-litre twin-turbocharged engine from the current M3 and M4 model range. Additionally, C&D estimates a total output of 405 horsepower. To the delight of many car enthusiasts, C&D also suggests that it will come with the options of a six-speed manual transmission or an eight-speed automatic. Of course, all of these specs are preliminary Car and Drive guesses and not official BMW figures.
Ultimately, all we currently know about the M2 is that it’s coming out soon. However, car enthusiasts can certainly count on an impressive performance sedan with a lot to offer in the area of driving experience!
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