BMW is unquestionably excited about the second generation M2. In a year as the brand celebrates the 50th anniversary of its M division, with several new cars, new standards for the old-fashioned BMW have marched out for disguised glamor shots around the world. The latest photo set was in front of the San Luis Potosi, Mexico plant where production of the BMW coupe shifted. The three-year-old facility has already built 3 series coupes for North America and 2 series coupes for the world market, this third model will increase the number of employees by 800 and add a second shift. It turns out that someone took another model for a day on the Mexican back street for a showcase at the ‘Village’.
The model on display displays M Performance High Wing Out Back and we expect them to have quad pipes in their traditional position. The Camo usually masks the size and features of a car, so we’re not sure what to do about the fact that the upcoming M2 always looks bigger than the outgoing model. We know that rules play a role in this, like all new things happening under the skin. From the M3 and M4 the Munich manufacturer’s S58 engine goes under the hood, a 3.0-liter inline-six with about 450 horsepower and 412 pound-feet. If this is the final output image, it will outperform the M2 CS by six horsepower and pound-feet.
We’re still waiting to see what the new M3 CS and M4 CS will bring, but BMW fans are already playing the drums saying that the upcoming M2 will be the last pure BMW M car – speculating rumors of an M2 rear-wheel drive and a six-speed manual come true. And probably the last one with a bite-sized kidney grill.
Production began in San Luis Potosi later this year, and will run until July 2029, according to an BMW insider.