A couple of days ago, the vibe of an upcoming BMW M2 Convertible was reaching the sky limits, with Dutch publication Autoblog.nl releasing what they called the official photos of the Convertible!
Even if the photos were questionable, there were also rumors according to which those sketches were actually designed by BMW engineers and stood at the very foundation of a future BMW M2 Convertible.
However, the rumor mill was not confirmed by BMW officials, more than that, Frank Isenberg, BMW executive, also denying the news:
“There will not be an M2 Convertible. We need to keep it as purist as we did with the 1 Series M Coupe. We’ve got such a nice M235i Convertible. And convertibles are not for racetracks, they’re for cruising. You can take that car 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].”
Even so, BMW believers and interwebs were still fascinated by the idea of having an M2 Convertible and believed that every rumor would eventually lead to a production version.
Update: Aussie`s Car Advice auto magazine has recently interviewed Isenberg on the situation, with the engineer clearly pointing out, again, that the carmaker does not intend to produce an M2 Convertible.
And even if such a model would eventually hit the market, the costs involved would be minimal, considering that it would be fairly easy to chop-off the M2`s roof and change it with a soft-top. Stay tuned for more details on the BMW M2 Convertible, the rumor mill will surely unveil other fresh details!