The new BMW M2 Coupe was just unveiled and rendering artists from around the world are starting to draw what the convertible version might look like. Despite several rumors, BMW has yet to acknowledge any plans of building a cabriolet M2, so even if approved, the sporty convertible won’t arrive for at least two years.
Just like the M4 Convertible resembles the coupe model, the M2 would lose the roof and the B-pillar, while the rear end will get slightly modified to account for the roof folding.
The M2 has gone back to basics, but has added a modern twist. It uses a brand-new six-cylinder in-line engine, with M TwinPower Turbo technology and three-liter displacement, develops 272 kW/370 hp with peak torque of 465 Nm / 343 lb-ft.
Peak torque of 465 Nm (343 lb-ft) can be increased to as much as 500 Nm (369 lb-ft) in short bursts under overboost. All of that tech and power allows the M2, with the optional M Double Clutch Transmission (M DCT) in place and Launch Control activated, to sprint from rest to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 4.3 seconds (4.5 s with the six-speed manual gearbox). The top speed of the new BMW M2 is electronically limited to 250 km/h (155 mph). If the M Driver’s Package – which includes a BMW Driving Experience voucher for a track training course – is specified, this cut-off point doesn’t arrive until 270 km/h (168 mph).
If the M2 Convertible will make it to the market, we expect to use the same powerplant.Theophiluschin.com]