BMW front-wheel drive will not receive a full M-version

BMW front-wheel drive will not receive a full M-version

October 30, 2019 0 By autotimesnews

Without a “hot” modification will remain 1-Series, 2-Series Gran Coupe, as well as crossovers X1 and X2

The M-versions of BMW models that are built on a front-wheel drive platform and have a transverse engine will not appear on the market, said the head of the BMW M-division Marcus Flash in a conversation with Car Advice. We are talking about the 1 Series, 2 Series Gran Coupe, X1 and X2 crossovers.

Thus, the most powerful modifications of these models will remain the BMW M135i, M235i and X2 M35i, which are equipped with a 306-horsepower two-liter engine and have a rear axle clutch. And the most affordable “full-fledged” M-series car will continue to be the BMW M2, which is equipped with a three-liter turbo engine with a return of 410 horsepower.

According to Flash, the previously announced “hardcore” version of the M2 CS – a tracked vehicle certified for public roads – will appear in 2020. It is expected that the M2 CS will gain the first 100 km/h a few tenths of a second faster than M2, which does it in 4.2 seconds, and the maximum speed limiter is shifted from 250 to 280 kilometers per hour.

She also has carbon-ceramic brakes and 19-inch wheels with Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 tires. According to unofficial data, a carbon roof will be offered for the M2 CS.