As fans are looking forward to the arrival of the new BMW M2, the head of the M division confirmed that it will be the last M model without any electrification.
The new M2 is expected to use the same power unit as the M3, following in the footsteps of the previous generation M2 CS. This is about 450 hp. The 3.0-liter twin-turbocharger produces six-speed, which must be offered by choosing a six-speed manual or eight-speed automatic transmission and a rear-wheel drive.
While talking Bimmer Today, Asked Frank van Meel, head of BMW’s M division, if the M2 would be the last M model not to fall into the electrification line. He confirmed that this was indeed the case.
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“The BMW M2 will definitely have a six-wheel drive and a clean rear-wheel drive,” said Van Meel. “In other vehicles, of course, we see an increase in electrification at various facilities, from 480-volt power systems and hybrids that are fully connected to electric drives. From this point of view, M2 will be the last M with a pure combustion engine, and there is no electrification sphere like a 48-volt onboard line, yes.
This news is not surprising, given that the automaker is constantly focusing on the electrification of its series, including cars of the M division. In fact, BMW is also developing its first two fully electric M models in the form of the i4 M50i and iX M60i, as well as building its own amazing XM SUV, a hybrid with more than 700 hp. the most powerful production model of a car manufacturer.
Given that the official release date for 2023 M2 has not been set, but the photo was posted online showing the car without camouflage, we think that its premiere is not far off.