In 2024, BMW M is set to make significant updates to its performance lineup, with a particular focus on the M2, M3, and M4 models, as confirmed by BMW M boss Frank van Meel on Instagram. While the new-generation M5 has been the primary focus, the M2 is already getting a power boost, despite being the newest of the trio introduced in 2023.
Reports suggest that the updated M2 will feature a more potent twin-turbocharged 3.0-liter inline-six engine, delivering 353kW of power, up from the current 338kW, without adopting the Competition moniker. The prototype of the M2, spotted during testing in 2023, hinted at potential visual enhancements, including a more prominent spoiler, restyled front bumper, and wider wheels, possibly signaling the introduction of a hot CS variant.
The revised M3 and M4, previously confirmed, have been spied with restyled headlights. The xDrive all-wheel-drive versions may see a power increase of 11kW, reaching 386kW. Additionally, the M3 Touring, recently introduced, will undergo similar updates.
A new M4 CS variant is anticipated to join the lineup, featuring all-wheel drive, the 405kW/650Nm 3.0-liter turbocharged inline-six, and incorporating the M3 CS’s retuned chassis and extensive use of carbon fiber. This model is expected to differ from the more extreme M4 CSL, which focused on weight reduction by eliminating the rear seats and maintaining rear-wheel drive.
In 2023, BMW M achieved significant sales, totaling 202,530 M vehicles globally, accounting for 9.0% of all BMW sales. The i4 M50 was the best-selling model, including not only extreme M models like the M3 but also M Performance models like the i4 M50. The M3 Sedan stood out as the most popular among the division’s more hardcore offerings.
Apart from the M5 range, which includes a Touring variant, BMW M plans to launch additional new-generation products in 2024.