2018 BMW M2 Spotted Testing at the Nürburgring

2018 BMW M2

A brand new version of the 2018 BMW M2 prototype has just been spotted testing at the Nürburgring track. The M2 is coming up for a mid-cycle refreshment, along with its regular 2-Series counterpart and this latest round of spy shots give us a pretty good insight into what we can expect to see later in the year, when BMW officially introduces the new and improved M2.


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Exterior

From the outside, the spy shots show some significant changes to the the headlight design. It looks like the new 2018 BMW M2 will now have a much sharper variation of the company’s signature “angel eyes” headlight design, one that will be slightly more angular and less spherical. Moreover, the lights appear to be fully LED with a more pointed brow crease at the top to boot. As for the taillights, they also get some tweaks and changes, albeit a little more subtle than the headlights, as does the rear bumper.

2018 BMW M2

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All of these revelations coincide with the recent image leak of the M2’s face lift that came from the BMW’s Belgian website. On those images, we can get a better look at the new set of taillights that see the white reverse light moved to the bottom, while the overall pattern gets a modest update. The images also show that the rear diffuser, exhaust, and most of the style lines will remain untouched.

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Engine and Powertrain

Under the hood, there shouldn’t be any significant changes and updates. The 2018 M2 should still come with the 3.0-liter twin-turbocharged inline-6 cylinder engine that is capable or producing up to 365 horsepower and 343 pound-feet of torque, and 369 lb-ft with overboost. This is the standard M2 engine. For an even more powerful performance version of the M2 look out for the M2 CS that is expected to join the fold soon after the M2’s mid-cycle refreshment.

2018 BMW M2

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Just like the M4 CS that just debuted at the 2017 Shanghai auto show, the M2’s very own CS variant will offer more power, a more threatening aero package as well as some weight-saving mods. As far as engines go, some rumors suggest that the old standard M2 N55 engine might be getting replaced with a B58 modular inline-6 engine that can be currently found in other BMW models.

2018 BMW M2

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2018 BMW M2 Release Date and Price

The new 2018 BMW M2 is expected to debut by the end of the year, as a 2018 model with sales starting early next year. The pricing should stay more of the same, in the range of $53.000 – $55.000. We must note that these are only our predictions, but the official information can’t be too far behind.


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