German media is reporting the recently introduced BMW M2 Coupe is going to be discontinued in 2020.
The news comes from bmwarchiv.de, a reputable source in this business and the report issued states the M2 will be phased out in 2020. It means production will span over the course of up to five years at the Leipzig factory where BMW also assembles the 1-Series five-door, 2-Series Coupe & Convertible, 2-Series Active Tourer, and the i3 & i8 duo.
While the 1-Series M Coupe was offered in limited quantities, sources close to BMW are saying its successor could reach a total production run of as much as 11,000 cars. If we do the math, it means up to 2,200 units will be produced on average each year during the model’s entire lifecycle.
It’s not known at this point whether the M2 Coupe will eventually spawn an M2 Convertible, but it would make sense since the M4 and M6 both have open-top versions. In addition, the warm M235i is also offered with a retractable roof, so maybe the fully-fledged M version will also go down that road. If it will happen, the car won’t be as quick as the coupe because of the added weight commanded by the more complex roof.