Report says partly electrified BMW M2 could arrive in the future

BMW M2, Rumors | August 31st, 2019 by 7
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There is very little doubt that the BMW M Division will go through significant changes in the near future. While most, if not majority, of the M cars that came out this year, and that will come out in 2020, are still “old school” in a way, the future of M will revolve around electro-mobility.

Research and work have already started on some future M models and while one day the M Division will be mostly, if not all electric, there are some intermediary steps that will be taken. We’ve already heard about a future 48V system in M cars, which will lead the way for plug-in hybrid M cars and eventually, a fully electric M sportscar.

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But what will happen to the fun, little cars like the M2 Coupe? We already know that a new generation is in works, based on next year’s 2 Series Coupe. The standard 2 Series will retain its beloved rear-wheel drive platform and will continue to give BMW customers a dynamic and spirited driving experience.

Therefore, the M2 Coupe will also continue to send all the power to the rear wheels which will certainly please all the BMW enthusiasts.

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To make things even more interesting, a report by Automobile Mag dropped a little rumor within the fine print portion of the article. According to them, a partly electrified M2 is not far fetched, but details are sketchy at the moment. While we couldn’t confirm this with our own sources, yet, it’s fair to assume that a 2022 BMW M2 model will NOT go the plug-in hybrid way. The more reasonable approach would also be a 48V system, and electric turbos, which will give an additional power and torque boost.

The very same report mentions BMW R&D department experimenting with next-generation supercapacitors that can sustain extreme discharge voltages, severe temperature variations, repeated boost action, and successive high-energy supercharging.

So some surprises might be in store for the next M2.

For now, we’re simply glad that the story of the M2 will continue in a few years and it’s already interesting to see what a 2029-2030 would evolve into.

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