A fresh report claims BMW will end production of its M2 Competition in Europe earlier than initially planned.
The reason? Well, the report cites Europe’s increasingly stringent emissions regulations, which will also likely see production of the V12-powered M760Li end before 2020 is over. Interestingly, the publication also suggests the F87-generation M2 Competition will still be available for order in markets outside of Europe “for a little longer”.
Of course, a new model is still some way off, based on the next-generation 2 Series coupé, which is tipped to again employ a rear-wheel-drive platform rather than the front-driven underpinnings employed by the new 2 Series Gran Coupé.
A report from March 2020 suggested the G87-gen M2 would hit the market in 2022, powered by a detuned version of the turbocharged 3,0-litre inline-six already employed by the X3 M and X4 M (and set to be rolled out to the new M3 and M4 soon).
As a reminder, the current M2 Competition is offered locally in both manual (R1 007 664) and dual-clutch (R1 061 956) form, with its turbocharged inline-six offering the rear axle 302 kW and 550 N.m.
Original article from Car