Get Your BMW M2 Wallpapers Fresh Out the Oven

The BMW M2 is out and on the prow,l and to get its fair share of fans in the net, the Germans provided a small batch of photos that can easily serve as wallpapers on a variety of devices.
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The photos were taken at the track where the official launch film of the car was also shot, somewhere on the southern side of Spain, on the Almeria circuit. That’s where BMW seemingly decided it was best to take the car for such purposes.

We can’t argue on that matter, as the photos do look amazing and put the M2 in a favorable light, especially in that Long Beach Blue color. Luckily, three of its predecessors show up here as well, both of them dressed to impress.

First of all, you’ll notice the father of the new M car, or the Pyrat 1 project as it was known internally at BMW before its official launch. The M2 was codenamed Pyrat 2, so a more obvious suggestion as to what it really is doesn’t exist.

Then there’s the E30 M3, in Sport Evolution guise, a car as impressive today as it was nearly 27 years ago. Before it, though, there was the 2002 Turbo, a car that was long regarded as the original sports coupe of the BMW brand.

As a matter of fact, the 2002 turbo had a rather interesting history behind it. It was unveiled at the Frankfurt Motor Show in 1973 and back then it was regarded as the flagship model in the BMW 02 Series. It had the performance to match the looks, with a turbocharged 2-liter 4-cylinder engine under the hood making 170 HP and 240 Nm (177 lb-ft) of torque.

Couple that with a weight of just 1,107 kg (2,440 lbs) and the manual gearbox, and you get a recipe for fun, especially back then. As a matter of fact, with a sprint of just 8.9 seconds from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) and a top speed of 212 km/h (132 mph), the car became one of the fastest models made by the Germans during that era.

Unfortunately, the Oil Crisis began just after its launch and made this otherwise superb machine (just look at the way it was dressed back then and how those M stripes were laid across it and you’ll get what we mean) a rather rare sighting on the road. Hopefully, that won’t be the case with the new M2.
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