A document allegedly discovered in BMW's official Technical Information System (TIS) and published online suggests we might see an all-wheel-drive version of the upcoming M2.
The supposedly official document, published by user Tag to the Bimmerpost forum, outlines an xDrive system for the upcoming G87-generation M2—a feature that has not yet been revealed or teased. The document suggests the M2's xDrive system will work just like it does in the M3, M4, M5, and M8, allowing the driver to choose between different 4WD modes and a 2WD mode that sends all power to the rear.
Anyone who knows the M2 will be a bit surprised, seeing as how the tiny M car is considered the most simple and pure out of the company's performance lineup. Commenters on the forum thread speculate xDrive might only be available on the more expensive Competition model, matched with the ZF eight-speed automatic, just like on the M3 and M4.
While that sounds plausible, but we suggest taking this rumor with a grain of salt until BMW actually reveals the car later this summer. A BMW spokesperson declined to confirm any information about the M2 when reached by Road & Track, so we'll just have to be patient.
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