The BMW M2, otherwise known as the true spiritual successor to the original E30 M3, will be given a refresher in the coming months. But even before that, we managed to catch a glimpse on how the M2 facelift will look like, no thanks to a certain somebody who uploaded the images in BMW’s Belgian website by mistake!
The pictures you see here were taken by German-based BMW fansite, Bimmer Today, but were quickly contacted by BMW to have them images removed. Needless to say, the damage has already been done. Either way, you’ve got to really know the M2 inside out to be able to tell the differences.
The facelifted M2 by and large retains the same imposing stance, but if you look closely the tail lamps have been redesigned. Up front, the most notable change is none other than the headlamps, updated to suit the latest CI. As always with a facelift exercise, some minor interior touches are expected.
Mechanically, the M2 will retain the 3.0-litre straight six turbocharged engine that pushes out 370 hp and 465 Nm of torque. The engine can deploy an extra 50 Nm in overboost. With the seven-speed M dual-clutch transmission with Drivelogic, the 0-100 km/h is managed in 4.3 seconds with an electronically limited top speed of 250 km/h. To the delight of purists, a six-speed manual is available as well, but is 0.2 seconds slower in the century sprint.
Expect a worldwide release of the updated M2 soon! In Malaysia, BMW is offering the M2 – albeit in very limited quantities – for a cool RM499k!
Source: Bimmer Today