A BMW M2 Gran Coupe Looks Good But Is Highly Unlikely

Fresh off the 2020 BMW 2-Series Gran Coupe premiering in 228i and M235i guise, artist Nikita Aksionov has decided to imagine how the new car could look in M2 configuration.

Before we discuss the design of the car presented, it’s worth pointing out that it’s very unlikely BMW will build an M2 Gran Coupe. We know that the current rear-wheel drive M2 will remain in production for a couple more years and soon be updated with a range-topping M2 CS variant.

Also Read: BMW 2-Series Gran Coupe Vs. Mercedes CLA Coupe: Design, Performance, Interior And Tech

When BMW kills off the current M2, it will soon start work on the next-generation model based around the new-age 2-Series coupe that’s set to retain a rear-wheel drive platform and is known internally at BMW as “drift machine.”

Despite what its name may indicate, the new BMW 2-Series Gran Coupe actually shares more in common with the front-wheel drive 1-Series as well as the X1 and X2 models than it does the 2-Series Coupe. That’s not to say an M2 version couldn’t be exciting, however, because with a potent all-wheel drive system it would certainly be a good performer.

The car designed by Aksionov, pictured in a number of different colors, includes much more aggressive front and rear fascias. There is a new front bumper complete with blacked-out air intakes, distinctive multi-spoke black and silver wheels, a carbon fiber lip spoiler, quad tailpipes, and a sharp rear diffuser. It looks good.

For the foreseeable future, the 2-Series Gran Coupe family will be topped out by the M235i xDrive. This model features a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder petrol engine with 301 hp and 332 lb-ft (450 Nm) of torque.

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  • ZYGIUS

    Looks good???

  • AxlRock

    It most certainly does not “look good”.

  • Miknik

    Looks good in what parallel universe exactly?

  • Mark Demma

    It’s been said repeatedly that this isn’t going to happen. The 2 GC is FWD built on UKL platform, and they have said pretty clearly there will be no FWD M derivative. If you want a 4 door M, get a M3.

  • Baeyoung ❂

    What is it? Honda Civic?

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