BMW M2 will leave the European market this fallMay 26, 2020
The blame for tightening emission standards.
A couple of weeks ago, the German magazine Bimmer Today wrote about the imminent departure of the M760i xDrive from Europe, saying that the V12-Power will be discontinued later this fall. A new article published today on the same site claims that the end of yet another BMW model, namely the M2, is nearing the Old Continent.
Both cars are believed to be victims of stricter EU emission regulations, which forces many automakers to adjust their lines to avoid huge fines. The fast rear-wheel drive coupe, including in the CS versions, uses the S55 engine introduced in 2013, which would be too expensive to set up and make it comply with more stringent rules. For the same reason, S55 production with the M55 Coupe and M4 Convertible engines has recently ended for European markets.
While the M760i is unlikely to return, the M2 will be revived for the next generation, which is due to appear in 2022. They say that the new S58 engine is already installed in the X3 M and X4 M, and the M3 and M4 will receive it in the coming months. Probably, we can confidently assume that he will not get the full power of his older brother, as this can lead to the death of M4 sales.
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