German website Bimmer Today has seized on an alleged leak of the refreshed BMW M2. The website’s readers apparently caught official photos of the car, which were inadvertently published on one of BMW’s official consumer websites. As expected, this refresh is fairly minor.
Literally the primary changes here stem from lighting. The headlights have been changed out with new bezels that appear more detailed and technical, largely stemming from the fact they’re all-LED. Aside from that, it doesn’t appear there are any visual changes to the face of the car.
It’s a similar story in back. BMW has changed out the bezels of the taillights for new, more technical units that are all-LED. Collectively, the changes are adding up to a new nighttime lighting signature for the 2 Series (the lesser models are gaining the new lamps as well). Why this yielded an immediate change on its own (versus being part of a broader refresh) is sort of perplexing.
Although BMW has not officially commented on the “new” M2, no mechanical changes are expected. This means the car’s 365 horsepower turbocharged 3.0-liter inline-six will continue on as it is on the 2017 model.