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      09-08-2014, 01:41 PM   #1
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Form follows function: M2 front end design comparo

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The 1er M Coupe did start the ball rolling for the latest "function over form" for aerodynamics. And the M2 will also introduce progress on this theme.
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F87 M2 (August 2014 test mule - more photos)
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Closer look: BMW Vision Gran Turismo (GT6) versus the August 2014 M2 test mule:



Note that the 1M and E9X M3 are the only models without grilles at the side air intakes.

Some info about air dams, splitters, air curtains and diffusers:
http://www.1addicts.com/forums/showthread.php?t=795049
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      09-08-2014, 05:11 PM   #2
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test mule's front end looks strange imo but probably due to the wrap over black fins? M6 is simple, minimal and nice.
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Inspiration?

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Yeh I'm not sure what it will look like without the camo. Insure hope it looks great.
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Front end comparo:

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Note that the 1M is the only model without grilles at the side air intakes.

Some info about air dams, splitters, air curtains and diffusers:
http://www.1addicts.com/forums/showthread.php?t=795049

No grilles in the side air intakes on the e92 either

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Indeed, Scott26 suggested that they're walking, to some extent, into the Gran Turismo 6 direction:

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The problem with the rocker panels is that on the M235i Racing they look if they are stuck on but the route the M2 will take is that of the Vision Gran Turismo for a more seamless application. The overall look is influenced by the M235i Racing but applied like the Vision Gran Turismo. The more M like appearance of the Vision Gran Turismo is carried over to the M2.
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It's the opposite of what is on the M3 and M4. As you know M has a thing for function over form so whilst the M3 and M4 have additional wings above the intake. The M2 places them here but they are curved to allow air to split through the curtains and to the brakes. Its something new, beneficial of course and keeps M design fresh and individual.
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See the resemblance? [Gran Turismo 6]
Picture this front in a production car and then you can complete the jigsaw.
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Indeed, Scott26 suggested that they're walking, to some extent, into the Gran Turismo 6 direction:





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If you remove the CF splitter, looks nearly identical huh?
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If you remove the CF splitter, looks nearly identical huh?
Pretty damn close. Now we just need the hood line!
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Pretty damn close. Now we just need the hood line!
Or lack of hood line hopefully...It's becoming less of a eye sore for me but I don't find the F8X horizontal front hood line very attractive.
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I think we need full LED head- and taillights also.
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Very nice work Artemis
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Yes indeed... Fantastic comparison !

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One major (for me at least) difference between the M-sport and ///M front bumpers is the design of the large central air intake/grille.

On the M-sport the opening is wider on top and tapers in towards the bottom. It's allmost like a smiling mouth (look at the red M235i in the OP).

On the ///M bumpers this is reversed and the center piece is wider on the bottom than it is on the top. This gives it a more aggressive look!
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I also added the E9X M3 and BMW Vision Gran Turismo front end designs in the first post for your convenience.
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Pretty damn close. Now we just need the hood line!
The hood line really doesn't bother me anymore,it looks way better than the 3 series design.It would be great though if they changed it for the M2 to look like the Gran Turismo 6 design,but BMW will most likely not do it.
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The M5's lines are by some distance
Clean & classy

Then the M6, then 1M
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One major (for me at least) difference between the M-sport and ///M front bumpers is the design of the large central air intake/grille.

On the M-sport the opening is wider on top and tapers in towards the bottom. It's allmost like a smiling mouth (look at the red M235i in the OP).

On the ///M bumpers this is reversed and the center piece is wider on the bottom than it is on the top. This gives it a more aggressive look!
Yup, and this small difference makes M bumpers look so much better
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I think we need full LED head- and taillights also.
Dude, if they're not putting LED turn signals on the 4-series, then they're certainly not putting them on a 2-series.
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This will be the car to have. So excited for more information on it.

Would anyone be up for an updated render considering we know what the front and rear bumper looks like with Camo? We can see it's very close to the Vision GT6 but it would be nice to visualize it without the Camo.
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Interesting set of comparison photos, but in the end they all speak the same design language.
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I'm also waiting for the photoshoppers to render out the camo and give us an updated best guess.
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here's a rough look at the gran turismo picture without the chin spoiler to get a better idea of the M2 front.
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