It was just a couple of days ago when BMW finally took the wraps off the M2 Coupe which effectively acts as a successor to the beloved 1-Series M Coupe. The latter never spawned a convertible version, so there are slim chances the M2 will benefit from the open-top treatment. That being said, we are not entirely excluding the possibility as we are certain there is a market for such a model taking into account the larger M4 Convertible is a big success for the Bavarian marque, so a smaller brother makes sense.
If BMW does plan an M2 Convertible, it will not be released sooner than 2017 since the coupe just came out. It would be considerably heavier than its fixed roof sibling and if we compare the M4 Coupe to the M4 Convertible, the latter is 253 kg heavier. It should be roughly the same story with a roofless M2 compared to the coupe, albeit the difference might not be as significant.
The added bulk would obviously hamper performance, so the 365 bhp & 500 Nm convertible would be slower by a few ticks of a second than the coupe which can perform the 0-100 kmph journey in 4.3 when it’s fitted with the optional dual-clutch gearbox, on its way to a limited top speed of 250 kmph.
The images attached here belong to independent artist Theophilus Chin and chances are a real BMW M2 Convertible would look a lot like these two speculative renders. We are making this assumption based on the fact that the M4 Coupe and M4 Convertible share just about the same body, with the obvious exception of the different roof arrangement. It’s the same story with the larger M6 Coupe and M6 Convertible and most likely BMW would use the same recipe for the M2 duo, if there will ever be a cabrio variant.
As far as pricing is concerned, the BMW M2 Convertible would command a serious premium over the M2 Coupe which at home in Germany will carry a starting price of €56,700.
Source: Theophilus Chin