The new BMW M2 will become a hybrid

The new BMW M2 will become a hybrid

September 5, 2019 0 By autotimesnews

The BMW M2 Competition is today one of the most interesting cars on the market, and has a traditional ICE in its arsenal. However, even M cars cannot escape the ever-tightening emission standards and various restrictions around the world, and electrification is one way to get around these problems.

It is widely known that the BMW M division is in the process of developing the M2 CS Limited Line, which will be faster and easier than competitors. However, CS is not the only derivative; Munich plans to release its popular sports coupe. Foreign media say the “partially electrified M2” is just around the corner.

No details are offered about this model. However, according to BMW Blog, the M2 will turn into a full-fledged hybrid plug-in, but will most likely use 48-volt Mild Hybrid technology and electric turbochargers. Such an installation can provide a sports car with a certain power reserve on electric traction, as well as increase power and torque and increase fuel efficiency.

It is not yet clear when the hybrid M2 in question will be launched, but it is believed that this will happen in 2022. If so, then the M2 hybrid could be the last iteration of the first-generation model before launching the new 2-Series coupe and, with it, the new M2.

In any case, those who want to buy a hardcore M2 may possibly pre-order the future CS. His debut will take place at the Los Angeles Auto Show, he will be equipped with an S55 engine with two 3.0-liter turbines producing about 444 hp. capacity, and production, it is alleged, will be limited to only 2,200 units.