BMW will soon debut the latest-gen M2 – the performance division’s last pure ICE car. The M division of the German manufacturer, like rivals Mercedes-AMG and Audi RS, is shifting towards electrification.
BMW is all set to unveil the XM SUV soon – the first M model to have a completely electric powertrain. In an interview with Bimmer Today, BMW M chief Frank van Meel confirmed that the M2 will be the last M car without any form of electrification. The new M2 will debut sometime this year – its production is expected to commence at the company’s plant in Mexico.
Like its predecessors, the new BMW M2 will also share its underpinnings with the standard 2-series coupe, but it will also have new body panels and lightweight materials inside and out. While we are currently in the dark about any other details regarding the next-gen M2, they are expected to be out in the coming months.
The company is all set to lift the veil on the new M3 Touring this month at the Goodwood Festival of Speed on June 23. With most of its underpinning borrowed from the M3 sedan, the only notable difference would be behind the C-pillar of the car. The car will share its mechanicals with its sedan sibling in terms of powertrain, which means that it will be powered by a 3.0-litre twin-turbocharged in-line S58 engine, which delivers 473hp in standard form.