The official successor of the BMW 1M, the recently unveiled 2016 BMW M2 which has been already proven a great success on the market, will be dropped in 2020, according to the German media.
A reliable source that maintains this statement is bmwarchiv.de as well, which is a well-known source in the auto industry dealing with the most accurate information on different auto subjects.
We should have expected such news, especially because the M2 Coupe was considered a limited model since its early beginning, a couple of months back. In its five years of existence, the model will be manufactured in just 2,200 units every year, reaching a total of 11,000 cars.
We are not sure if the model will be discontinued just to make room for a replacement or a future M2 Convertible, but the latter one seems more plausible, as other models have gotten their own convertible versions as well, just like the M4 or M6.
As a reminder, the 2016 BMW M2 Coupe comes with an extremely hot design built by the car`s M division. Inside, the M signature is also visible on the coupe`s Dakota Black leather steering wheel, sports seats, door sills, footrest, gearshift level and so on.
Under the hood, the 2016 M2 Coupe is packed with a 3.0-liter turbocharged inline six-cylinder engine, which outputs 370 horsepower and 465 Nm of torque.
The engine can be equipped with a six-speed manual, allowing a sprint from 0 to 100 km/h in 4.5 seconds. The optional seven-speed M Double Clutch transmission with Drivelogic helps the M2 reach 100 km/h in just 4.3 seconds. The topping also stands at 250 km.