The M models from BMW are quite remarkable, and now we have great news about the smallest one, the new 2018 BMW M2. This model is spotted for the first time and that we’ve received some spy photos from the first testing, fortunately with very little camouflage. However, this isn’t the prototype for the CS variant of M2. This newly model will receive a mid-cycle update. We can expect a lot of changes, and most of the changes will be similar that we used to see in the regular 2-series model. According to BMW, this M2 will be the best so far, if we look at performance.
2018 BMW M2 Redesign
As we mention in the intro, we have some spy photos from the first testing. The good thing about the photos is that only camouflaged part is the front fascia of this model, everything else doesn’t have a camo. We can expect mid-level refreshment from the outside compared to the previous model, and let’s start from the front side. The bumper certainly suggests that we can expect some changes here, considering that is covered. Those redesigns will be most likely in the air intakes. Furthermore, the intakes will have a different design and it will be larger than before. The front side will provide a bit different design in the headlights, especially daylight diode and maybe even a newly grille. However, the grille will remain the same when it comes to shape, but it will probably thinner than before. The rear side and the profile side of this model will remain exactly the same as before. However, we can expect slightly larger front brake discs, but that is more mechanical than an exterior update.
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BMW M2 2018 Interior design
The new 2018 BMW M2 interior is a very mysterious part, there are no pictures of the cabin. Everything about the cabin is just gossip, but some of it suggest that we can expect the same cabin as in the previous (current) model. That means that the flat bottomed steering wheels will be most likely standard. Furthermore, we can expect infotainment system for better entertainment in the cabin as well as bucket seats for better comfort. Most likely, we can expect top air condition, cruise control, quality audio, so many connectivity options, a lot of safety features, multifunctional steering wheel, leather upholstery, and a lot of other standard interior features.
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Engine and performance
The upcoming model should remain the same when it comes to engines. However, besides old one, we can expect the addition of the newly engine. Probably will be the twin-turbocharged 6-cylinder engine with close to 400 hp. Still, that is not confirmed information. The current 3.0-liter is an N55 engine with the max power output of 365 horsepower. This engine is mated to a DCT gearbox. The acceleration from 0-60 mph is 4 seconds flat which is quite good, considering the fact that M4 accelerate for 3.8 seconds.
Price and Release date
The release date of the recently developed model will be most likely by the end of this year. When it comes to prices, the BMW didn’t announce official pieces of information, and as soon as they announce something, we will let you know.
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2018 BMW M2 spy shots