BMW M2 will be lighter than M235i

BMW M2 | May 6th, 2015 by 1
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The hype around the upcoming BMW M2 continue to rise and earlier today we revealed the launch colors for the new “baby-M”. Along with the …

The hype around the upcoming BMW M2 continue to rise and earlier today we revealed the launch colors for the new “baby-M”. Along with the power output question, one of the most asked questions is regarding the weight of the M2. While we don’t have an exact figure to share, our sources close to BMW have revealed the M2 will indeed weigh less than the M235i Coupe.

It’s still unknown where the weight savings are coming, but one thing we know for sure is the M2 not sporting a carbon fiber roof. Being built upon the 2 Series Coupe, we can only speculate that most of the weight savings come from the use of aluminum and carbon fiber on some parts of the body/chassis. Inside, BMW will run a full setup, so the only savings there will be from the use of M3/M4-like seats, sportier, thinner and lighter.

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We certainly don’t expect a huge weight drop compared to the M235i, but any kilos shaved off the car coupled with about extra 40 horsepower, a tighter chassis, mechanical locking differential, M4 suspensions and brakes, would make the M2 a strong contender on the Nurburgring and certainly faster than the M235i.

The power output is 365 horsepower and 343 lb-ft of torque with 25 lb-ft of torque available as overboost.

Production begins in November so we expect an unveil before September.

 

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