German automaker BMW is working on a hardcore, stripped down version of its next second generation M2, which should be revealed in the coming months.
The next BMW is expected to be branded as the M2 CS or CSL and will follow the G87 M2, as a more powerful, track-focused version of the Munich performance car.
Photos of the new model have been leaked
A Bimmer Post user ended up leaking photos of the upcoming BMW M2, as well as the details of its transmission, traction and power.
It's not the first leaked image either, but this time the photos are of much better quality and give a clear idea of what the M2 will look like.
BMW M2 specs
The new BMW should come equipped with a more aggressive, lower front end, complete with a splitter, plus an integrated roll bar and rear spoiler.
Additionally, the track-focused edition of the BMW M2 is likely to receive an updated version of MBW's turbocharged six-cylinder S58 engine, which produces 473bhp, matching the current M4.
That would give the car a 29hp advantage over the standard M2, which produces 444hp from the S58 engine, roughly the same power as the F87 M2 CS.
Power would be sent to the rear wheels via BMW's eight-speed automatic gearbox.
Dimension of the new BMW
The supposed M2 CS must also weigh less than the standard M2. Comparatively, the latest generation of the BMW M2 CS weighed 25 kg less than the standard M2. There are no official comments on the weight of the upcoming track track-focused edition.
But it is expected to be heavier than the F87 M2 due to the new specifications, however, it is not as heavy as the current M4 coupe which weighs 1,725 kg.
Inside the vehicle, the new iDrive 8 software will also be integrated, with a screen configuration similar to that of the i4 and IX, which use a 12.3-inch digital instrument panel and a 14.9-inch central screen.
The world premiere of the new BMW M2 will take place at the M Fest event in South Africa from October 15-16, but all official specs and photos are expected to be released October 11.