These images allegedly show the BMW M2 Convertible

BMW M2 | September 5th, 2016 by 14
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The folks at Autoblog.nl claim that the images seen here are not only real, but they’re also showing the yet-to-be announced BMW M2 Convertible. The …

The folks at Autoblog.nl claim that the images seen here are not only real, but they’re also showing the yet-to-be announced BMW M2 Convertible. The claim is quite surprising, considering back in February, M2 chief engineer Frank Isenberg denied the allegations of a BMW M2 cabriolet.

Speaking to Australia’s Car Advice, the engineer said “there will not be an M2 Convertible. We need to keep it as purist as we did with the 1 Series M Coupe.”

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“We’ve got such a nice M235i Convertible. And convertibles are not for racetracks, they’re for cruising,” Isenberg said. “You can take that car on a racetrack as well, but you wouldn’t choose it for a track day,” Isenberg added. “That’s the reason why we said no [to an M2 Convertible].”

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BMW already makes an M4 and M6 convertible, so it isn’t out of the question to have a convertible M car, even lightweight sporty ones. Plus, the M235i has a convertible option, so it’s not like BMW wants to shy away from adding weight to small performance cars. So a BMW M2 convertible is certainly within the realm of possibility. But we’re not sure enthusiasts would like it much and it might not sell very well because of that.

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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 engineering side is not extremely complicated, but the market for it, certainly is.

 

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