Unlike the current model, the BMW M2 2023 will get a 50:50 weight distribution
The M2, on the other hand, has always been the darling of M purists, who have always seen it as a rebirth of the Turbo 2002 in almost every sense of the word, especially compared to its more bloated big brothers.
BMW knows this, which is why the 2023 BMW M2 is likely to become the most M-car of the third millennium, and possibly the last old-school BMW before the electric surge.
Unlike the recently released M2 Competition, which has a 53:47 weight distribution on the front and rear axles, its replacement will get a perfect 50:50 thanks to a host of modifications.
This is apparently one of the reasons pre-production models of the model were tested in the real world as early as 2020, more than two years before the car was supposed to go on sale.
In theory, the new M2 should be easy to develop as it’s based on a shortened platform used by the current M4, and it will even sport a detuned version of the same powertrain, but the perfect weight distribution is more difficult to replicate. in a much shorter format. vehicle.
Rumors say that CS only CFRP The roof will be standard on the M2, alongside other more subtle mods to reduce the weight of the front.
Speaking of the powertrain, the model will use the same 3.0-liter twin-turbocharged inline-six, named S58B30T0 in the current and soon-to-be-refurbished BMW M3, M4 X3 M and X4 M.
With around 420 horsepower and 550 Nm (406 lb-ft) of torque at its disposal, transmitted to the rear wheels via a six-speed manual or 8-speed automatic transmission, the 2023 M2 will simply improve upon the recipe used by its predecessor in this department.
Future M2 CS and Competition versions are expected to produce around 20 more horsepower, and there are even rumors that an M2 CSL will follow in the footsteps of the upcoming M4 CSL.