In some sort of M Performance guise, that is

Allegedly leaked images of what looks like the next-gen BMW 2 Series Coupe have popped up on Instagram over the weekend. While the pictures look legit, we’re taking them with a pinch of salt for now, for a couple of reasons.

This may or may not be the 2022 BMW 2 Series Coupe

First of all, we didn’t see any spyshots of BMW 2 Series test mules strolling around, so the sudden appearance of a leaked set dressed in M-style bits and bobs does raise a couple of eyebrows.

What’s more, given the very low quality of the pics, they might have gone through some sort of Photoshop treatment.

The said images were posted by Instagram account @wilcoblok. We don’t get to know where they were taken and when, but they do seem to show German number plates and an M badge positioned on the lower front grille.

These Leaked Images Show Off the New BMW 2 Series Coupe
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Speaking of which, the kidney grille looks, well, normal and both the front and rear bumpers are really sculpted and muscular. We can also spot a trunk lid spoiler à la BMW M4 CS, a twin-exhaust setup, and a rear diffuser of sorts.

Now, at this point, we’re inclined to believe that this might be the upcoming 2022 BMW 2 Series Coupe (codenamed G42).

We know the model was currently in development but we certainly didn’t expect an appearance this early on. Most likely, if the car we see here is the real deal, then it could be the M240i version of the new rear-wheel-driven BMW 2 Series.

Not much is known about the incoming 2 Series G42, but looking at BMW’s lineup and way of doing things, it could offer an 8-speed automatic and an optional six-speed manual paired to an assortment of 2.0-liter four-cylinder and 3.0-liter six-cylinder engines, as well as a 1.5-liter diesel joined by a beefier 2.0-liter diesel. BMW’s xDrive setup would also be available as an option.

These Leaked Images Show Off the New BMW 2 Series Coupe
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As for the could-be M240i in question here, without knowing for sure it this is indeed the real vehicle, it’s futile to delve into speculation regarding specs and whatnot.

What we’ll promise to do, however, is keep an eye on the topic and get back with new info as soon as it surfaces online.

2020 BMW 2 Series Gasoline lineup
BMW 218i Coupe BMW 220i Coupe BMW 230i Coupe BMW M240i Coupe
Engine 1.5-liter inline-3 2.0-liter inline-4 2.0-liter inline-4 3.0-liter inline-6
Horsepower 136 HP @ 4,400 RPM 184 HP @ 5,000 RPM 252 HP @ 5,200 RPM 340 HP @ 5,500 RPM
Torque 162 LB-FT @ 1,250 - 4,300 RPM 199 LB-FT @ 1,350-4,600 RPM 258 LB-FT @ 1,450-4,800 RPM 368 LB-FT @ 1,520-4,500 RPM
Transmission 6-speed manual 8-speed Steptronic 8-speed Steptronic 6-speed manual
0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) 8.8 seconds 7.2 seconds 5.6 seconds 4.8 seconds
Top Speed 130 mph 143 mph 155 mph 155 mph
Weight 2,965 Lbs 3,097 Lbs 3,152 Lbs 3,251 Lbs
2020 BMW 2 Series Diesel lineup
BMW 218d Coupe BMW 220d Coupe BMW 225d Coupe
Engine 2.0-liter inline-4 diesel 2.0-liter inline-4 diesel 2.0-liter inline-4 diesel
Horsepower 150 HP @ 4,000 RPM 190 HP @ 4,000 RPM 224 @ 4,400 RPM
Torque 236 LB-FT @ 1,500 - 3,000 RPM 295 LB-FT @ 1,750-2,500 RPM 331 Lb-FT @ 1,500-3,000 RPM
Transmission 6-speed manual 6-speed manual 8-speed Steptronic Sport
0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) 8.4 seconds 7.1 seconds 6.2 seconds
Top Speed 132 mph 143 mph 151 mph
Weight 3,042 Lbs 3,075 Lbs 3,152 Lbs
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