Thursday, February 9, 2023
News New BMW M2 May Get xDrive AWD Option

New BMW M2 May Get xDrive AWD Option

Both the M2 and M4 are assembled on BMW’s CLAR architecture and feature the S58 boosted 6-cylinder engine


  • It’s still way too soon to proclaim a Competition M xDrive model.

  • As a reminder, the M240i is now only available with AWD.


As we know, the BMW M4 (and M3) is available in Competition M guise, and it shares more or less the same components with the M2. It is, therefore, reasonable to assume that BMW will eventually make its xDrive AWD system available to the M2.

2022 BMW M240i | Photo: BMW

The next-generation BMW M2 will officially premiere later this year. The new G87 M2 will start off with a RWD drivetrain layout, as expected, however, documents have been discovered that may point to the fact that AWD will join the M2 as an option.

The information, shared by CarBuzz, does not however mention “Competition” with regards to the M2, unlike it does when comparing the details for the M4. Bringing AWD to the M2 makes too much sense. With all four wheels getting power, the Competition versions of the M3 and M4 are far quicker than their RWD equivalents. As well, the top-trim 2 Series, the M240i, is now only offered with xDrive.

2021 BMW M4 Competition | Photo: Olivier Delorme

As the final non-electrified new model from BMW, the new M2 might as well be the fastest and most capable ever, that is, until an EV version is launched…

 

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