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    Successor to the E82 1M Coupe already in the works, BMW confirms F21 M2 coming potentially with a tri-turbo motor

    It will be the 2 series that produces the next entry level M car, not 1. In an interview with M director Dr. Friedrich Nitschke, Auto Express was able to confirm the car is coming. This will be a coupe which will be compared to the Cayman and TT-RS much as the 1M is compared now. Rumors of a tri-turbo motor persist and if the X3 M is revealed at the Frankfurt Motor Show later this year with a triple turbo motor, expect this car to get the same powerplant.

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    hideous rendering, WTF is wrong with the back?

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sorena Click here to enlarge
    hideous rendering, WTF is wrong with the back?
    Yes, the rendering is horrible. I doubt the real thing will look anything like this.

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    Looks more like a successor to the Z4 if anything.
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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by DavidV Click here to enlarge
    Looks more like a successor to the Z4 if anything.
    With that rendering, yes. But this is essentially the coupe version of the next generation 1.

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    so what's with the name? BMWBlog says it will be called M2, what's the 2-series?

    also what's the name of the upcoming FWD car?

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sorena Click here to enlarge
    so what's with the name? BMWBlog says it will be called M2, what's the 2-series?

    also what's the name of the upcoming FWD car?
    Who knows what the FWD car will be, maybe a 0 series?

    The 2 series is the coupe versions of the 1 series.

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sorena Click here to enlarge
    so what's with the name? BMWBlog says it will be called M2, what's the 2-series?

    also what's the name of the upcoming FWD car?
    BMW is playing with the idea of renaming their cars to be similar to Audi's naming scheme. All coupes would be a number higher than the sedan. e90 successor would stay 3-series and the e92 successor would become the 4-series and so on.
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    how the hell does 3 turbos work on 6 (or 4) cylinders? some sort of compound set up with turbos in series?

    does this turbo rumour have ANY substance behind it?

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    I think one of those 3 turbos is electric.

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by black bnr32 Click here to enlarge
    how the hell does 3 turbos work on 6 (or 4) cylinders? some sort of compound set up with turbos in series?

    does this turbo rumour have ANY substance behind it?
    I have no clue, we'll have to wait and see if these rumors are correct.

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    On a straight 6 you could have three tiny twin-scrolls...... lag-less almost?

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    Ha, ha... 1M successor talk already, classic.

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    The current E82 & E88 1 Series moves up to become the 2 Series (RWD). The 1 Series F22 & F23 chassis will be FWD. As this platform will underpin a slew of upcoming cars. The M2 will be on the F21 chassis from my understanding, but I think it will be based on the upcoming F30 chassis from the new 3 Series.

    The 4 Series was ruled out by the board of directors 5 years ago, as they thought the move from their core product (3 Series) to being named the 4 Series would lead to massive marketplace confusion. If they do name a 4 Series it would be something different. BMW does not follow VW "Audi", and in light of that for Audi to get to the internal goal of beating BMW they have to fill the pipeline with models. A1, A2, A3, A4, A5, A6, A7 & A8 and let alone the Q lineup.

    BMW's upcoming nomenclature has nothing to do with Audi. BMW had planned long (10 years) ago to flesh out the lineup with new models. Since BMW takes 7 years to develop a car from a concept pitched to the board of directors to sales floor this has been in the works for a while. BMW and Mercedes-Benz both know that future growth lies at the lower end of the segments. So they are both planning small cars with flexible chassis that will be the basis for a lot of new models.

    And the M2 will be cool. The Auto Express rendering is a mash-up of the 328 Homage and the Z4. So don't put to much stock in the look as the rendering was rushed to tie in with the article.

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    cool idea, ugly rendering.

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    m2 sounds like a good idea, lets hope they can execute it well
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