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Monday, March 20, 2023

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 shocking as most something new seen via haphazardly leaked photographs is a recipe for discontent. However to our eyes what BMW M has performed with tje new M2 is nothing in need of a revelation.

For years BMW M has been evolving from a functionally pushed design aesthetic to at least one that is stuffed with advanced shapes and pretend vents. The place Porsche GT vehicles have stayed true to the mantra ”type follows perform, BMW M gave the impression to be entering into the wrong way creating advanced 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 pretend 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 perform 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. Understanding Marcus from his time at MINI as nicely, 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 all the pieces 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 under.

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