The interwebs erupted two days ago when alleged real photos of the BMW M2 Convertible leaked on Dutch website Autoblog.nl. The report hinted at official images while underlying the fact that an M2 Convertible is in works. To solve the mystery, we’ve reached out to our own sources at BMW who have unequivocally denied any plans for an open-top based on the popular M2 Coupe.
While BMW might be working on a supped M2 GTS, the M2 Convertible business case just doesn’t make sense for those in Garching. Back in February, M2 chief engineer Frank Isenberg also 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.”
“We’ve got such a nice M235i Convertible. And convertibles are not for racetracks, they’re for cruising,” Isenberg said.
From an engineering stand point building an M2 cabriolet is a fairly easy task, but considering the demographic for the new “baby-M”, the rate take for the M2 convertible would be relatively small to warrant its production. Instead, we will have to settle for an sportier model based on the M2, which is by no means, a less appealing choice.