Motoring News 9.9.2016 12:53 pm

The new model BMW said would never happen?

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Isenberg also went on to say that ‘There will not be an M2 convertible.’

Seems like the advice “never say never” continues to ring true – remember last year February when BMW M2’s chief engineer, Frank Isenberg, told Australia’s CarAdvice that “convertibles are not for racetracks, they’re for cruising”, in reference to the possibility of a BMW M2 convertible?

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Isenberg also went on to say, “There will not be an M2 convertible. We need to keep it as purist as we did the 1 Series M Coupe.” Now, according to Autoblog.nl, Isenberg and crew have apparently had a change of heart. Autoblog.nl claims the images you’re looking at are the M2 convertible, which has yet to be announced.

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It is surprising since now, because Isenberg also specifically pointed out the M235i convertible as the go-to drop top for those wanting nice performance and cruising fun.

Yes, getting the roof off the M2 isn’t a problem for engineers, but since we have the M235i convertible in our market we’re not convinced there’s even a market for the M2 Convertible.

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BMW Blog reports that it reached out to its own sources at BMW, who have unequivocally denied any plans for an open-top based on the popular M2 Coupe.

We still don’t know if Isenberg was telling the truth or the folks at BMW simply changed their minds – we just have to wait for the Paris or Geneva shows to see it … perhaps.

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