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Upcoming BMW M2 would be the final pure inner combustion M mannequin | Autocar India

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The BMW XM SUV would be the M efficiency division’s first electrified mannequin.

BMW will take the wraps off the latest-gen M2, the efficiency division’s final pure inner combustion mannequin. BMW’s M division, like its rivals Mercedes-AMG and Audi’s RS, is shifting in the direction of electrification and also will unveil the XM SUV quickly – the primary BMW M mannequin to have an electrified powertrain.  

  • BMW M2 might see international debut this yr
  • XM SUV would be the first electrified BMW M mannequin
  • M3 Touring to be revealed later in June

Subsequent-gen BMW M2: what to anticipate

In an interview with Bimmer Right now, the returning BMW M boss Frank van Meel confirmed that the M2 would be the ultimate M automobile with none type of electrification. “The BMW M2 with in-line six-cylinder and rear-wheel drive will certainly be a puristic driving machine,” van Meel mentioned. “We are going to see rising electrification in different autos, in fact, in numerous varieties, beginning with the 48-volt electrical system and plug-in hybrids to totally electrical drives. Seen on this method, the M2 would be the final M with a pure combustion engine drive and in addition with out electrification scope akin to a 48-volt on-board community.”

The brand new BMW M2 is due for a world debut someday this yr with manufacturing anticipated to happen in Mexico. The brand new M2 (G87) will, like its predecessor, share underpinnings and a few inside and exterior bits with the commonplace 2-series coupe, however may have a whole lot of distinctive physique panels and upgraded, light-weight supplies inside out. Extra particulars on the brand new M2 are anticipated to trickle in within the coming months. 

However, BMW will take the wraps off the M3 Touring later this month on the Goodwood Pageant of Pace on June 23. Learn extra on that right here.

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