When BMW lastly formally unveils the brand new M2, it’s going to be met with combined reactions, as do all new M vehicles. That’s as a result of BMW’s taken the two Sequence, a automobile whose design an important many individuals like, and given it a far totally different entrance finish. In the event you’re asking this humble author, the M2 is way worse wanting than the very good-looking 2 Sequence. A minimum of it’s going to return in fascinating colours, although, as an M2 was lately caught teasing its child blue “Zandvoort” paint. (We don’t personal the spy pictures however you possibly can see them right here)
The BMW M2 in these pictures is usually lined by a sheet, hiding the overwhelming majority of its design. It’s clearly not a take a look at mule, and a last manufacturing automobile (unsurprisingly given how shut it’s to launch) and was seemingly about to be loaded onto a trailer when the photograph was take. The sheet uncovered a few of the paint work and you’ll clearly see a really vibrant shade of blue that’s apparently known as Zandvoort.
It’s a pleasant coloration, actually. Not solely is it totally different, as you don’t see many child blue vehicles on the highway, nevertheless it additionally type of matches the lighter blue in BMW’s M colours. There’s actually not a lot to see of the automobile, so it’s exhausting to inform if the BMW M2 seems good within the coloration, nevertheless it’s a pleasant coloration generally. I assume you possibly can say its door handles look good in it?
Regardless of BMW’s controversial designs recently, it’s been placing out some excellent colours. Tons of purples, greens, oranges, and distinctive blues and I’m very a lot right here for it. I’m unsure Zandvoort could be my alternative for such an indignant little automobile, as the colour is sort of comfortable and tame, like what you’d paint a child’s room, however I additionally just like the incongruity of it on the M2. There’s one thing enjoyable a couple of gentle, blissful coloration on such a beastly automobile.
When the BMW M2 lastly hits driveways, it’s going to pack a 3.0-liter twin-turbo inline-six—the identical S58 engine that’s discovered within the M3—making 444 horsepower. It would additionally include both a six-speed handbook transmission or an eight-speed automated. Nonetheless, rear-wheel drive would be the solely choice. For now. It’s a porky little automobile, weighing nearer to 4,000 lbs than 3,500 lbs, nevertheless it ought to nonetheless be a enjoyable little automobile to drive. We are able to’t wait to lastly see it on October 11.