Here you have the first look at the new BMW M2 that will come out the next year 2023. The second generation of BMW’s high-performance sports car is just below the M3 and M4 Competition. A racing car whose main change will undoubtedly be the aesthetic redesign it has undergone.
It is not surprising that the second generation was presented this 2022, which marks the 50th anniversary of the German brand’s M Motorsport division and sees the birth of a new model that collects the heritage, in this case, of a much-admired classic: the BMW 2002 turbo.
Design of the new BMW M2
On an aesthetic level, the width of the tracks has increased considerably compared to the previous version and the shapes have been modified extremely. Up front, the headlights have been slightly sunken into a bumper with new angled kidneys and three lower air intakes that expose the vehicle’s radiator at the center entrance.
The mirrors have also been profiled and the rear part has modified the headlights and the general shape, with much more marked edges along with the characteristic four exhaust outlets and a flap spoiler on the tailgate.
In total, this 2023 BMW M2 is 214 mm shorter than the BMW M4 Coupé Competition and has a wheelbase 110 mm shorter than its older brother, although the engine will not be far behind what it claims to offer.
Performance derived from the BMW M3 and BMW M4
The 3.0-liter twin-turbocharged inline 6-cylinder engine will generate 460 hp and 550 Nm of maximum torque, an increase of 90 horsepower over the previous model. The oil cooling and lubrication system has been redesigned, as well as the exhaust system with electronic valves.
The great news is that, following the trend of many current sports cars, the new BMW M2 2023 will have an 8-speed Steptronic automatic gearbox option and a 6-speed manual gearbox option with an active M differential. standard on the rear axle.
A perfect setup for visiting track days and circuits around the world, complemented by a 50:50 weight distribution and an adaptive suspension and chassis setup with electronically controlled dampers that have been fine-tuned at the Nürburgring. As the canons command.
And for the curves? Well, M Compound brakes with 6-piston front fixed calipers and floating calipers on the rear axle together with M Servotronic steering with a variable ratio as standard and two-stage braking adjustment to stop the wheels with 19 -inch wheels at the front and 20-inch wheels at the rear, slightly wider than the BMW M3 and BMW M4 entry options.
A digitized interior with options focused on circuits
Finally, the interior will feature a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster and a 14.9-inch multimedia screen, both integrated within a huge curved interface and fully customizable with specific widgets that will be combined with performance information in the Head. -Up Display optional.
The entertainment system will be compatible with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto and will have high-speed 5G connectivity technology to enjoy the content that you like the most while driving the machine.
Also noteworthy are new sports seats in Sensatec fabric and Alcantara as standard with the optional extra M Sport seats or the carbon fiber M buckets focused on circuits with a car weight reduction of 10.8 kilograms.
Do you gain more data? We are also looking forward to telling you about them, but from time to time. That great cars simmer, and this is just a first glimpse. What is done to pray ends up liking it even more!