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Updated: The BMW M2 Spied Playing in the Snow!

Updated: The BMW M2 Spied Playing in the Snow!

Check out the size of those air intakes and the grille

2022 is a big milestone for BMW’s M division as it marks its 50-year anniversary, so it’s not surprising that the brand has a big year ahead of it. One of the most important models will be the new BMW M2 that you see here, and these latest spy shots showcase something a bit unexpected. The G87 M2 is destined to be revealed in the metal sometime before the end of 2022, and it should go on sale as a 2023 model, so what can we expect?

This prototype is wearing thinner camo and less padding that previous models that we’ve spotted, and that’s a bit deal. We can now say with certainty that the G87 M2 won’t have the big controversial grille. You can tell largely by the smaller air intakes in the corners and the divider that separates the smaller kidneys from the air damn below, which also features a set of segregated, smaller air intakes.

Beyond this, this prototype was also sporting a quad exhaust setup, and it looks like it will have the same lip spoiler from on the M Performance model. Although, if you want something a little more aggressive, the M Performance Parts catalog will be more than happy to oblige. This mode does sit closer to the road, though, signaling the expectation for a stiffer ride and sharper handling.

You can expect the G87 M2 to continue on as a RWD-only model, forgoing the option for AWD that available with the M4. BMW will offer a six-speed manual transmission alongside the automatic for those of you that still want to row your own gears. Base output should come in at around 400 horsepower with the Competition model pushing that figure up to around 430 ponies. This is the same S58 engine found in the M4, but don’t expect it offer the same level of power or performance unless you stop by a tuner for some extra work.

Chances are that the G87 M2 will be revealed in the summer of 2022, and it could even be followed by an M2 CS and, potentially, and M2 CSL.

Update 1-20-2022: The BMW M2 G87 was caught testing yet again, this time during a Scandinavian snow storm. Check out the full set of new spy shots in the gallery below!

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Vorsteiner's Aero Kit Aims To Fix The BMW M3 And M4's Grille

Vorsteiner’s Aero Kit Aims To Fix The BMW M3 And M4’s Grille

Maybe this is the aesthetic fix you’ve been looking for

While the current BMW M3 and M4 are still relatively new cars as they haven’t even reached two years in their life cycle, it seems like these high-performance cars have already existed for way longer due to how much people are still talking about its schnoz. Thankfully, Vorsteiner may have a fix for that.

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SVE Oletha Is The High-Performance Z8 BMW Never Made

SVE Oletha Is The High-Performance Z8 BMW Never Made

Did SVE make the perfect BMW? This BMW Z8-lookalike is actually a Z4 with an M3 GTS V-8 Engine stuffed in It

For better or worse (definitely worse), it seems that old-school performance cars with driver engagement in mind will be built by boutique manufacturers and in very small numbers. Although we occasionally get cars like the Toyota GR86 and Nissan Z, modern cars keep getting heavier, more complicated, and more artificial. With that being said, Smith Vehicle Engineering (SVE) has taken a BMW Z4 E86 and has done something remarkable with it.

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BMW M5 Hybrid Spied Again - Is BMW Trying to Rush Development?

BMW M5 Hybrid Spied Again - Is BMW Trying to Rush Development?

Spied once again, the M5 hybrid is being quite the tease.

or padding, these pictures are more detailed than the previous set we’ve published. The padding on the bumper is apparently hiding a set of fairly aggressive corner vents and, while the grille won’t be massive, it does look like it’ll have a notched metting with the front hood. If you look closely, you can also see the muscular body lines of the hood, even though they are padded and won’t be quite so dominating when the camo comes off.

As of now, there’s not much else to report. The M5 Hybrid is expected to be a PHEV, and should offer somewhere in the area of 30 miles of all-electric range. The combined use of the hybrid system should offer a nice performance boost over the ICE-only model but can also be used to improve fuel economy as well during periods of cruising. Given the shape and design of the charging port door, we can tell that comes directly from the 545e xDrive, which means the M5 Hybrid could sport a similar powertrain.

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Zacoe Has MAde the BMW 8 Series and M8 Sportier Than Ever

Zacoe Has MAde the BMW 8 Series and M8 Sportier Than Ever

The BMW 8 Series and M8 already look good to begin with

If there’s one BMW that at least to our eyes is truly beautiful, that would be the 8 Series. Its long, elegant design and classic grand tourer (GT) proportions make it one of the most elegant modern BMWs to date. Yet Zacoe thinks there’s still room for improvement, and so they released a set of body kits for both the 8 Series and the M8 Gran Coupé.

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Is It Fair To Pit A Full-Blown Audi RS Performance Model Against A BMW M440i Gran Coupe?

Is It Fair To Pit A Full-Blown Audi RS Performance Model Against A BMW M440i Gran Coupe?

Can an Audi RS5 beat the BMW M440i, or will the latter embarrass the performance Audi model?

Mat Watson from ‘Carwow’ brought two German beasts to the drag strip for another fascinating race. This time, it’s the Audi RS5 versus the BMW M440i Gran Coupe. While the M440i is a sporty version of a regular trim, the RS5 is a full-blown performance model. The latter even makes more power and weighs less. Do you think the BMW stands a chance here?

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2022 G-Power G5M CS Bi-Turbo

2022 G-Power G5M CS Bi-Turbo

With the right upgrade pack it can deliver up to 900 horsepower!

The BMW M5 is offered in standard and Competition versions, with the latest one delivering a total of 617 horsepower. However, there was also the M5 CS - which was rolled out in March 2021 - which delivered a total of 627 horsepower and was also 230 pounds lighter than the M5 Competition.
Even if the M5 CS is already out of production, the German tuner G-Power decided to offer current owners the possibility to add a lot more power under the hood.

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Did Zacoe Do A Good Job In Improving The BMW M3 And M4's Looks?

Did Zacoe Do A Good Job In Improving The BMW M3 And M4’s Looks?

Not a fan of the BMW M3 and M4’s looks? Well, take a look at what Zacoe has in store for you.

The current BMW M3 and M4 are some of the brand’s most controversially-designed cars to date. So if you’re part of the crowd that does not like the way the two cars look, then Zacoe (probably) has a fix for you.

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This V-8-Swapped BMW 1M Coupe Might Be The Perfect Driver's Car

This V-8-Swapped BMW 1M Coupe Might Be The Perfect Driver’s Car

Does a V-8 engine swap ruin the BMW 1M Coupe’s driving dynamics or does it enhance them? Mike Fernie from DriveTribe finds out

BMW’s slogan is “Sheer driving pleasure” and in reality, most of what has come from the brand’s M-division has managed to live up to those words. The BMW 1M Coupe, in particular, was praised by many, including Jeremy Clarkson, for being one of the best driver’s cars, ever made. However, someone decided that’s not good enough and tore out the 3.0-liter, turbocharged inline-six for a much bigger V-8. Is this individual insane or is he/she on to something? Mike Fernie from DriveTribe takes it for a spin to find out.

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Drag Race: Porsche 911 Carrera vs BMW M3 Competition - Which Car Will Claim Supremacy?

Drag Race: Porsche 911 Carrera vs BMW M3 Competition - Which Car Will Claim Supremacy?

Is the entry-level Porsche 911 fast enough to beat the more powerful, top-spec BMW M3?

The Porsche 911 is known to be a driver’s car. Lately, we’ve seen various 911 models dominate the drag strip as well. But, is the base 911 Carrera also in the same league? Mat Watson from Carwow finds out by pitting it against the BMW M3 Competition for a series of straight-line races. The BMW makes 125 horses more than the Porsche, but it is also almost 500 pounds heavier. Which car do you think will win?

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BMW M3 Competition And Alfa Romeo Giulia GTAm Driven Back To Back

BMW M3 Competition And Alfa Romeo Giulia GTAm Driven Back To Back

BMW M3 Competition takes on the hardcore Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio GTAm around a track. Which will prevail?

Carwow has been synonymous with staging some of the most exciting drag races, more often than not, between stock, production cars. However, the same YouTube channel, occasionally gives us a proper comparison between two high-performance vehicles – in this case, the new BMW M3 Competition and Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio GTAm.

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This Is The Only BMW E46 M3 With a V-10 Paired to a Dual-Clutch Automatic And Is Said To Be The Ultimate

This Is The Only BMW E46 M3 With a V-10 Paired to a Dual-Clutch Automatic And Is Said To Be The Ultimate

This BMW M3 E46 combines some BMW’s best hardware and is a true Autobahn missile

In the world of modified cars, engine swaps are quite a common practice. And while certain engines are the go-to powertrains for that, there are those that are more unconventional. This YouTube video from AutoTopNL give a good example because it features a BMW E46 M3 with an S85 engine from a BMW E60 M5. But that’s not all it has.

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