A Small Power Bump is Possible


Ever for the reason that information of a doable BMW M2 Competitors coming in 2024, the BMW M group has been speculating on the rumor. On the time, the standard BMW insider ynguldyn—from Bimmerpost—acknowledged a changeover from M2 to M2 Competitors is probably going scheduled for August 2024. It could be an analogous swap to how the unique F87 M2 turned the M2 Competitors, simply with out the engine change. Nonetheless, we’re listening to a distinct story.

In accordance with different sources, there isn’t any G87 BMW M2 Competitors scheduled at this level. As a substitute, the August 2024 date will possible simply carry a change within the energy output of the conventional G87 M2. It would include an early mid-cycle LCI facelift, or it’d simply be deliberate energy replace, presumably to maintain it consistent with the M3 and M4 LCI. However don’t anticipate a big energy bump.

At first look, the BMW M2 doesn’t seem to be it wants an influence bump. Its present 453 horsepower is greater than sufficient to make it fast and its quick wheelbase implies that extra energy may make it a bit spikey. Nonetheless, it’s not that a lot shorter than the present M4 and it’s barely any lighter. So bumping it as much as close to 500 horsepower may not be such a foul concept in any case. Particularly as a result of, on paper at the very least, the BMW M2 is already quoted as being slower than the competitors (pardon the pun). Admittedly, BMW’s claimed figures are all the time overly conservative.

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Plus, BMW didn’t give the F87 M2 a Competitors model, engine swap, and energy bump for enjoyable, it did it for emissions. The unique N55 engine was getting a bit lengthy within the tooth and if BMW needed to maintain the M2 alive, it was going to wish an engine that match up to date European emissions laws on the time. For the reason that F80 M3/F82 M4’s S55 engine did meet these emissions regs, BMW stuffed it into the M2 and gave it a brand new title.

BMW doesn’t want to do this this time. The brand new S58 engine will proceed to satisfy emissions till it’s discontinued. Hell, it couldn’t if it needed to, as there received’t be a brand new inline-six engine from BMW. Ever. All future M powertrains will likely be electrical.

Moreover, BMW possible desires to avoid wasting vital energy bumps for future hardcore fashions, such because the BMW M2 CS or a possible M2 CSL. There’s additionally the BMW M hierarchy to take note of. The usual BMW M2 is simply down 20 horses on the usual BMW M3. Bumping it up larger would infringe on BMW’s most well-known automobile and that may’t occur, proper?

So whereas there are rumors {that a} BMW M2 Competitors is coming, with a giant energy improve, we’re listening to in any other case.


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