Would you like a 2023 BMW M2 Convertible like our render?
This story includes renderings of a fictional BMW M2 convertible created by Thanos Pappas for CarScoops that are not related to or endorsed by BMW.
BMW M may have convertible models in its lineup, including the M4 Convertible and M8 Convertible, but the M2 never got the chance to go shirtless. Following the reveal of the all-new generation of BMW M’s entry-level coupe, we decided to create an M2 convertible ourselves, using the power of photo-editing software.
The BMW 2 Series Convertible has been discontinued after the previous generation’s lifecycle ended, ending any speculation of a possible open-top M2. However, the current G42 is based on an improved version of the F22 chassis, which means that such a vehicle would be technically feasible. This wild scenario fueled our imaginations, resulting in some fantastic renderings.
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We started with the side view, adding a traditional rag roof over the muscular body of the BMW M2. Black fabric always adds a certain sensuality to the proportions of a coupe with more emphasis on lower volume, and the M2 is no exception, thanks to the boxy rear fenders. The profile is probably the best view of the new M2 which has already caused quite a bit of controversy with some of its styling cues including the bumper inlets and taillights.
For the second render based on a three-quarter front view, we kept the roof down, taking advantage of the sunny weather. The exposed cabin and the absence of pillars give the fictional M2 convertible a more exotic appearance than the M2 coupé. This feeling is accentuated by the bright yellow shade, contrasting with the gloss black accents of the body kit and the black finished alloy wheels. We’ve applied a body-color treatment to the windshield frame and M-style mirror caps, which makes the car sexier, at least to our eyes.
Finally, we rendered a rear three-quarter view, completing the 360-degree tour of the fictional model. In this case, we kept the top up, as the original press photo was taken on a hot lap. There, the model would take full advantage of the 3.0-liter twin-turbo six-cylinder engine producing 453 PS (338 kW / 459 hp) and 406 lb-ft (550 Nm) of torque, its playful RWD appearance and the aggressive chassis configuration by the BMW M engineers.
The tilting mechanism of the roof and the necessary reinforcements to the chassis to maintain high rigidity would certainly add weight to the sports car, but the performance drops would be barely noticeable. Just ask any owner of a BMW M4 Convertible if they noticed it was slower than the M4 Coupe, or if they ever cared about the numbers. Besides the open-air feeling, another advantage of a convertible is the unlimited headroom for the rear passengers which would turn the M2 into a true four-seater on sunny days.
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While it would have been considered a few years ago, BMW never made an M2 convertible. There is, however, at least one known example, created by a German tuner called Lightweight Performance. The model first appeared in 2018 combining parts from an M2 Coupe and a lowly Series 2 Convertible, while in 2020 it was found to be faster around the Sachsenring than an M2 CS original thanks to a series of mechanical improvements.
The market for open-top models keeps shrinking, but we’re hoping automakers will find a way to keep them alive, satisfying the needs of romantics in the oil community and giving us an alternative to bulky SUVs. Would you take our BMW M2 Convertible for a spin?