How about that new grille?
BMW unveiled the new 2 Series at the beginning of the month and it didn’t take too long for the M2 to partially leak online. Originating from China, photos of the high-performance coupe’s front bumper emerged on social media days after the 2er’s debut. Some people – including yours truly – had doubts about the authenticity of those images since the front grille design was substantially different compared to the regular 2 Series Coupe.
As it turns out, those pics depicting the front fascia of the G87-generation M2 were accurate since our spies have just spotted the speedy coupe with exposed kidneys. Much like the 3 Series Sedan has a different grille design compared to the M3, it would appear BMW will be going down the same road to create a visual distinction between the 2 Series Coupe and the range-topping model. However, the 4 Series Coupe shares the controversial grille with the M4 Coupe, so design consistency doesn’t seem to be a top priority for BMW.
Proving that it’s still hip to be square in 2021, BMW is preparing some rather chunky air intakes for the M2 to go along with a more angular take on the front grille. We’re getting the impression the headlights are also different compared to those of the new 2 Series Coupe, although it could be the camouflage playing tricks on us. For the full story, check out this article from Motor 1.