The BMW brand has some great things lined up for its 100’th birthday in 2017. It began with manufacturing of the power train of a plane. The first automobile was manufactured in the year of 1928 with the launch of a model called Dixi. It is anticipated that on the day of the 100’th anniversary celebrations, the much anticipated 2017 BMW M2 will be launched. The new model of the M series has been inspired from the collection 2 and is now ready for manufacturing. The start of the production plan of this automobile for the markets in Europe was assumed to be from November 2014. The buyers in the U.S. will have to wait a little longer for this gorgeous sports car till March 2016.
|BMW says 60 mph comes in||4.2 seconds|
|Engine||3.0-liter turbo inline-six|
|Power||365 hp and 343 lb-ft|
The models in the “M” series by BMW have an important position in the line-up with several unique features and style elements that separate it from the other brands. These cars usually are in a separate class of their own. The collection of “2” series will also be incomplete without the “M” car models. It is possible that the new 2017 BMW M2 is succeeding the coupe version of the BMW M1, which had come out in 2012. But most probably, 2017 BMW M2 is being made to fill the empty space in the market after BMW’s M2 35i and Coupe version of BMW M4. With a superior vehicle that falls within the $ 60,000 price range, BMW is trying to attract a new, younger crowd with the higher horsepower.
BMW M2 Engine Power
According to large amount of data which is available on the Internet, it is possible that the brand new 2017 BMW M2 can be amongst the MY line of cars and might even be launched as the BMW M2 in 2016. A shorter wheelbase by about 4”-8”, when evaluated along with the BMW M4 Coupe, will result in better agility. Better Aerodynamics and improved efficiency are also a result of the use of an aluminum material in construction and use of the latest technologies. The vehicle will run on an engine of S55 with 3.0 Liter, Double-turbo, Gas engine with 6 cylinders, and approximately 7600 rpm. This is much powerful in comparison to the engine of the BMW M2 35i which could generate a horsepower of just 326 HP. The coupe version of BMW M1 could also generate a slightly higher horsepower of 340. The new BMW M2 will be a rear wheel drive to which energy will be transferred by a 6-pace handbook or a 7-space automatic double-clutch transmission. The coupe version in M2 35i used to accelerate from 0-100 Kilometer per hour in 4.8 sec along with an 8-pace computerized transmission.
There are few who can complete with the new M2, after its superior redesign, but the Stingray Z51 by Corvette and the Camaro Z28 are two models which come close. These models have a similar price and are almost equally efficient as the M2. The information that the manufacture of the 2017 BMW M2 will cease in 2018 has been met with some confusion in the car industry. There has no information on whether the model will be getting a facelift after 2018 or will end entirely. Most people are hoping that the first option is true so that the M2 model does not suffer a fate similar to that of the M1 with a limited edition quantity.