BMW has officially slashed rumors concerning the possibility of seeing an M2 Convertible come to life.

BMW has officially slashed rumors concerning the possibility of seeing an M2 Convertible come to life.

If you were hoping to get your dose of open-top thrills with an M2 Convertible, we’re afraid we have some bad news as M2 Coupe’s chief engineer Frank Isenberg said it’s not going to happen. That is because BMW wants to keep the M2 as pure as the Bavarians did with its predecessor, the 1 Series M Coupe.

Isenberg mentioned that convertibles are not really destined to spend a lot of time at the track, since these models are primarily created for cruising. BMW does sell the bigger M4 with a retractable roof, albeit with a hard top whereas a hypothetical M2 Convertible would likely have a soft top like the M235i and the M6 Convertible.

For those in need of a high-performance small cabriolet, Isenberg says the M235i Convertible is a better solution because it’s a more relaxing cruiser that you can take to the track once in a while to have fun.

In related news, Isenberg admitted BMW was in a hurry to come out with the 1 Series M Coupe and launched the model even though it needed one more year of development. He expressed his regret about not having sufficient time to iron out all of the elements. He also said “the stability control system was not that sophisticated… it was not really refined.” Even so, the 1 Series M Coupe remains to this day a very desirable model.

Source: BMW via caradvice.com.au

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