Matt Robinson profile picture Matt Robinson 5 years ago 31
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Sorry, A BMW M2 GTS Isn’t Going To Happen

While out at the launch of the M2, we queried whether or not a hardcore GTS version of the car might happen. You won't like the answer...

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An M2 GTS - envisioned above by renderer X-Tomi Design - won't ever be a reality
An M2 GTS - envisioned above by renderer X-Tomi Design - won't ever be a reality

When driving the car for the first time last week, our man Alex Kersten found that - despite a lot of plus points - the M2 isn’t quite the hardcore beast its 1M predecessor is. So, will it ever get any angrier? The M4 after all has its GTS version, but if the massive price jump for that car were to be replicated for the M2, it might be a tricky car to fit in the range. Sure enough, when asked about the possibility of such a car at the UK launch of the M2 last week, BMW UK quashed the idea of an ‘M2 GTS’ ever happening.

Confirming the stance, BMW UK told us this week: “while the GTS derivative of the M4 has proved very popular currently there are no plans to develop a GTS version of the M2.” And sure enough, it’s all down to cost. “The M2 is an affordable starting point for full M car ownership and any GTS option would be considerably more.”

So, there we have it. If you want a more hardcore M car, you’ll need to make the jump to the M4…