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      11-02-2019, 06:11 PM   #73
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Originally Posted by Jason View Post
BMW M head Markus Flasch was asked at the recent M Festival in South Africa whether BMW's FWD architecture based vehicles would be suitable as full blown M models. "No, it's not," Flasch said, according to

This of course means that there is no M2 Gran Coupe planned as the 2 Series Gran Coupe shares the same front drive platform as the 1 Series hatchback. On this, Flasch said: "We have a very strong offering in the M2 so we figure there's no need to have [both] a high-performance car based on the [rear-wheel drive] 2-Series [Coupe] and then a performance car based on the [front-drive-based] 1-Series."

Looks like the 2 Series Gran Coupe will top out at the M235i xDrive Gran Coupe.
Have to laugh at the "we already have a 2 series high performance so don't need a 1 series high performance variant"... which goes directly against the 85 other M and non-M variants that crowd each other's space.
Gone but not forgotten: '09 STi // '08 335i // '02 M3 // '11 335i // '15 M3 // '16 M3 // '16 Camaro SS // '16 Audi S3 // '18 Boxster 718S // '17 Camaro SS 1LE // '16 M6 GC CP