The BMW M2 might have only arrived in SA this year (read our road test here), but BMW’s engineers have already reportedly started development on a faster, even sharper derivative.
As BMW has already launched the M4 GTS abroad, German magazine Auto Motor und Sport has reported that a lighter version of the M2 is currently being considered.
It is no secret that BMW is able to extract more power from the 3,0-litre turbocharged in-line six-cylinder engine than the current 272 kW/500 N.m. In fact, reports suggest that the new model will deliver close to 300 kW, while torque will climb to an M4-rivalling 550 N.m.
There is also plenty of scope in terms of making the car lighter. Apart from the obvious deletion of the rear seats and the cutting of some sound-deadening material, carbon-fibre parts could also be used.
In addition, the car could gain a half-cage, adjustable suspension and larger brakes. So, what will it be called? We’d put money on M2 CSL or M2 GTS, although perhaps something more unique is on the cards… Time will tell.
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