An anonymous Instagram account posted a set of BMW M carbon bucket seats yesterday. There’s nothing new, you might say, but what was interesting about these seats was that it had the BMW M2 logo on its headrest. So naturally, the BMW community quickly posted it as a leak of the carbon bucket seats found in the upcoming BMW M2 G87. This will not be surprising as we already suspect that the new M2 will get carbon bucket seats like the M3 and M4.
But according to our sources, these are not the real seats of the G87 M2. Of course, the seats in that car will be the same, so there will be no surprises. It’s also possible that BMW will use some special colors and branding on those seats, but we won’t know more until this summer. Although here is what we know about G87 M2. The goal of the new G87 M2 is to differentiate itself from the new 2 Series coupe and especially from the M240i model. Its grills with horizontal slats differ from the 2 Series coupe where the bumper features a very square front air intake. The inside of each grill is incredibly straight, with a perfect 90-degree angle to the bottom corner of each grille. Unlike the square grille and air intake, the headlights are rumored to have many round, soft edges. The M2’s wheel arches are nicely swollen, it’s low to the ground, it has nice large quadrangle exhaust and a wider wheel track than the Standard 2 Series.
Inside, we expect a brand new digital dashboard with lots of carbon fiber bits. The carbon bucket seats mentioned above will also come with a six-speed manual transmission. An eight-speed automatic will also be available. Ideally – following the CS or even CSL models – the new M2 will produce about 455 horsepower. We expect the same torque as the standard M4 – 406 lb-ft torque. These power figures will leave room for additional models above the M2 competition, such as a new BMW M2 CS and, possibly, the first BMW M2 CSL.
Production of the all-new BMW 2 Series coupe is expected to begin in December 2022 at the San Luis Potosi plant in Mexico.