Opinion: The Leaked 2023 BMW M2 Is Precisely What BMW M Wants


The just lately leaked 2023 BMW M2 was met with horror throughout the web this week. Not stunning as most something new seen by means of haphazardly leaked pictures is a recipe for discontent. However to our eyes what BMW M has achieved with tje new M2 is nothing wanting a revelation.

For years BMW M has been evolving from a functionally pushed design aesthetic to at least one that is filled with complicated shapes and faux vents. The place Porsche GT automobiles have stayed true to the mantra ”kind follows operate, BMW M gave the impression to be getting into the wrong way creating complicated and (at occasions) convoluted designs.

Enter the brand new 2023 M2. What we see here’s a automotive that’s stripped again stylistically to what issues. Gone is the busy styling and faux intakes and of their place a clear and trustworthy design that feels extra related to M merchandise from the 80’s, 90’s and 00’s. Maybe nowhere will we see the distinction greater than the entrance. The shapes (beginning with the grille) are less complicated and extra related to the cooling {hardware} beneath. Once more it’s aligned with operate greater than purely a styling train.

Maybe it’s not a shock given the person behind BMW M Design is Marcus Syring, the lead designer of the E46 M3 and the legendary Z3M Coupe. He’s additionally the one who’s introduced us the brand new (and controversial) BMW XM. Realizing Marcus from his time at MINI as properly, he’s present a capability to each efficiently pay homage to the previous whereas not being afraid of breaking new floor. We’ve seen it in every little thing from the Z3M Coupe to the XM. However right here he’s created one thing that feels extra aligned to the E46 M3 in its deal with simplicity and proportion.

However that’s our take. What’s yours? Tell us within the feedback beneath.


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