One more time this article says nothing new about the future M2. In fact, it has some misleading suggestions I believe, most notable of which is the N54 as the engine which I believe is very unlikely. I hope BMW and M division are more imaginative and braver than these media products suggest and can give us a worthy and fresh replacement of the wonderful 1M, and not just a newer body and a reconsidered (read: higher) price tag with overall similar performance. It should at least try to better the 1M and not just repeat it in a new cloth and in big production numbers. I think everyone who is waiting anxiously for the M2 while holding a 1M or M3 in their garage are expecting to see this happen.
"The mark of a great car is one whose overall competence exceeds what you should expect from its individual components and the 1M does just that", Chris Harris.
2012 BMW 1M: TECH: Evolve Race+N55mids, Evolve IC, Michelin PSS, ER cp, aFe filter, CDVx, Vorshlag camber plates, P3Cars, OCC EXTERIOR: trunk spoiler, blacklines, black grills, IND goodies INTERIOR: Alcantara steering wheel, steel pedals, custom mats, MPower e-brake.