Following the recent debut of the BMW M2, it was only a matter of time before the car was rendered as a drop-top.
In the performance car world, automakers often launch high-performance coupes and then down the road, reveal convertible versions of the same models. The new BMW M2 Coupe was just unveiled and rendering artists from around the world are starting to draw what the convertible version might look like. Despite several rumors, BMW has yet to acknowledge any plans of building a cabriolet M2, so even if approved, the sporty convertible won’t arrive for at least two years.
As thus the M2 convertible would lose the roof and the B-pillar, while the rear end will get slightly modified to account for the roof folding. The M2 has gone back to basics, but has added a modern twist. It uses a brand-new six-cylinder in-line engine, with M TwinPower Turbo technology and three-liter displacement, develops 272 kW/370 hp with peak torque of 465 Nm / 343 lb-ft. The top speed of the new BMW M2 is electronically limited to 250 km/h (155 mph).
BMW’s larger models like the M4 and M6 are both available in convertible guises and the automaker could go down the same route with the M2. Prior to the launch of the M2, the M235i topped out the 2-Series range and it is available both as a coupe and a convertible.