BMW M is sort of able to carry the veil off of the second-generation M2, the final non-electrified automotive it can launch. We all know that rear-wheel drive and each handbook and computerized transmissions will likely be provided, however an unverified report claims all-wheel-drive may also be accessible.
Posting on fanatic discussion board Bimmerpost, a person named Tag printed an inside doc that particulars the G87-generation M2’s xDrive all-wheel-drive system. It lists the elements that make up the system, together with a chain-driven switch case that splits the engine’s torque evenly between the entrance and rear axles in regular driving situations however that may ship as much as 100% of the output to both axle if wanted.
The doc’s authenticity hasn’t been confirmed, and BMW hasn’t commented on the report. The thought of an all-wheel-drive M2 is not too farfetched, nevertheless. The brand new 2022 2 Collection is obtainable with xDrive all-wheel drive, so the essential shell is already configured to obtain additional components like a entrance axle. And, the Competitors variants of the newest M3 and M4 fashions can be found with all-wheel drive for the primary time.
No matter whether or not horsepower and torque are routed to 2 or 4 wheels, they’re going to come from a model of the three.0-liter, twin-turbocharged straight-six that powers the aforementioned M3 and M4. Unofficial estimates peg the six’s horsepower ranking at about 450, which is a giant bounce over the unique M2’s 365-horse ranking, and BMW pledged the model will supply efficiency on par with the M2 CS.
BMW will reply all of our questions when it unveils the subsequent M2 (pictured) in October 2022. Deliveries will begin in April 2023.