M2 Convertible Is A No-Go, Says BMW Chief Engineer

Rumors about Munich considering an M2 Convertible surfaced a few months ago.

In the meantime, BMW’s plans have apparently shifted and, even if there is still no official info on the topic, CarAdvice claims that chief engineer Frank Isenberg made it clear that such a model has no place in the manufacturer’s lineup.

There will not be an M2 Convertible. We need to keep it as purist as we did with the 1 Series M Coupe.”

Thus, potential customers will have to make to with M235i: “You can take that car [M235i Cabrio] on a racetrack as well, but you wouldn’t choose it for a track day. That’s the reason why we said no [to an M2 Convertible]“.

It would be a solid argument if not for one detail: the M3 has been offered as a convertible and BMW had no problem with its “purity”. So, what gives?