Rumor: Future BMW M2 and BMW X3M

Rumors | July 6th, 2011 by 20
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UK magazine AutoExpress reports on a rumor that future BMW M2 is in works. Known for their speculative articles, the magazine delivers the information on …

UK magazine AutoExpress reports on a rumor that future BMW M2 is in works. Known for their speculative articles, the magazine delivers the information on the BMW M2 based on a conversation with the new M boss, Dr. Nitschke.

According to the outlet, the new M2 will be based on the F21 platform that also underpins the upcoming 2 Series Coupe and Convertible models. The M2 will continue to be a rear-wheel drive that is set to launch sometimes in 2015. One BMW insider has told AutoExpress the newcomer, a direct descendent of the 1 Series Coupe, will be instantly recognizable from the entry-level car with its bold look.

Rumor: Future BMW M2 and BMW X3M

Rendering BMW M2

Same source further adds that BMW will stay away from the Audi’s “same sausage, different length” design approach and the new 2 Series will get an unique front and rear-end styling.

The “heart” of the BMW M2 could come from a 3.0 liter six-cylinder turbo engine developing 350 horsepower, or from a new tri-turbo powerplant that could offer better fuel economy with the same performance.

To add even more fuel to the fire, the same magazine says this innovative engine will debut in a new BMW X3M at the Frankfurt Motor Show in September.

Power will be fed through BMW’s all-new DCT semi-automatic transmission, while the brakes will be taken from the current M3. To keep the newcomer’s weight to a minimum, the firm is expected to make extensive use of the advanced carbon fibre-reinforced plastics it has developed for its Project i cars.

Nitschke told AutoExpress: “In the 1M Coupe, we have a starter car for the M Division, and we are continuing to develop this project. Such models must be sporty, and offer extraordinarily low fuel consumption. This is something we could achieve with the M2. I think the 1M Coupe proves there is room for an M2, a coupe.”

Rumor: Future BMW M2 and BMW X3M

To end with a bang and more speculations, AutoExpress says revolutionary new M3 is also in the pipeline, and there are discussions over a Lamborghini Aventador-rivalling supercar, or even an Audi R8 competitor.

While the BMW M2 is a logical step for the company and continuation of the successful 1M, the other news remain classified by us as simple speculations at this point.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=26204132 HsiaoWei Lu

    looks more lie the sucessor to the Z4M coupe than the 1M.  That’s what they should really concentrate on.  

    • Phillip Moody

      I totally agree man. i bought my 2012 Z4 last week and that model were looking at should be the new Z4 of 2015

  • 1975turbo

    interesting looking but the front end with the lights kinda look like a new dodge charger (in my opinion at least)

  • 1975turbo

    interesting looking but the front end with the lights kinda look like a new dodge charger (in my opinion at least)

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  • wazon8

    Did BMW insider tell that M2 will receive inline6 or it’s your speculation? I am more inclined to think that M2 will be powered by turbocharged inline4 developing over 300hp. It’s just my speculation, but it seems to me that’s in accordance with recent efficiency dynamics politics of BMW.

    • wazon8

      BTW, the car is beautiful!!!

  • wazon8

    Did BMW insider tell that M2 will receive inline6 or it’s your speculation? I am more inclined to think that M2 will be powered by turbocharged inline4 developing over 300hp. It’s just my speculation, but it seems to me that’s in accordance with recent efficiency dynamics politics of BMW.

  • Tom Cardone

    siiiick renderings… cant wait for definite answers on these speculations

    • T.

      I think they are getting confused regarding BMWM’s sub-brand strategy – In which BMWi is a sub-brand with stand alone projects. So BMW M are deciding on something that does not come from BMW.
      To illustrate further BMW’s sub-brand strategy.

      This strategy is called M-One and M-Two. – They are the codenames designated to the two concepts-
      M-One is the larger (if you will) successor to the original M1 , and M-Two is the proposed Cayman fighter which I think they are talking about here. They are completely bespoke projects and although based and using powetrains from existing (future) M cars – They will not have a BMW twin. Just as there will not be a BMW i3 or i8 Twin in either BMW or the M Division.

      The next BMW M2 – based on the BMW 2er will be a Coupe and Cabrio like before.

      Of course in between and to fund these projects which will see BMWi share extensively with BMWM in relation to CFRP material technology.

      BMWM are moving further on expansion with the requirement to fund M-One and M-Two with the BMW X3M and BMW M5 Touring now approved and at a BMW project evaluation event earlier this week a prototype BMW X1M. –
      Although in a cannibalised form with half of the lower front missing and an experimental four cylinder with some new tricks , 2 lonely exhaust pipes and a wider track it was nothing to look at in this early form. But the sketches of the car in M format really use the design of the X1 especially the surface lines that surround the car to really add mass to the front and rear wheel arches.

      BMW X5M and BMW X6M car considered within BMW to “Volume sellers” as they outsell other M variants in the global market. The addition of the BMW X1M and BMW X3M will also bring BMW M another “volume seller” to the global market.     

  • Hartog47

    I looooooooooooooooooooooove IT !!!!!! :D

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  • http://twitter.com/r3dnax3la Alex F

    m2 rendering looks amazing, bmw should seriously put that into production if they can find the market for it

  • RSAT

    How come 3rd party designers are much better than `the BMW designers? This rendering is great!  Just like the CS in China, they both express boldness and aggressiveness. It’s about time to have a lead car that competes with Ferrari, Porshe and hopefully, Bugatti.

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  • http://www.facebook.com/people/La-Ma/1681833435 La Ma

    this is what they should build not the  Van-like FWD little shiite.  This is pure BMW style, RWD and exciting.

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