FUTURA 2000 designs a BMW M2 Competition

BRINGING ART TO THE STREETS.

The BMW M2 by FUTURA 2000.

Bringing art to the streets.The BMW M2 by FUTURA 2000.

With the BMW M2 by FUTURA 2000, BMW M GmbH is setting new trends both in the art scene and in the field of sporty high-performance vehicles. Clear the stage for a unique collaboration – the first of three exclusive “BMW M2 by FUTURA 2000” vehicles hand-painted by FUTURA 2000 will have its debut at the Frieze Los Angeles Art Fair. Markus Flasch, CEO of BMW M, joined renowned artist FUTURA 2000 in unveiling the unique M2 Competition that he designed and hand-painted in the BMW M workshop in Garching.

BMW M2 Competition:
Fuel consumption in l/100 km (combined): 10.0 [9.2]
CO2 emissions in g/km (combined): 227 [209]
The figures in brackets refer to the vehicle with seven-speed M double-clutch transmission with Drivelogic.

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BMW M2 by FUTURA 2000

BMW M2 by FUTURA 2000

THE BMW M2 BY FUTURA 2000.

Special model and work of art.

Known for his colours, concentric shapes and kinetic compositions, FUTURA 2000 gives the BMW M2 Competition an exceptional look. The internationally acclaimed, New York-based artist has extensively redesigned the compact BMW M sports car in the interior and the exterior, to highlight the rebellious character of this high-performance vehicle.

 

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“We are very proud to have secured an internationally renowned artist like FUTURA 2000 for the design of our show car. The BMW M2 by FUTURA 2000 exceeds our expectations and is a further step by BMW Individual in its collaboration with world-famous artists.”
Markus Flasch, Chairman of the Board of Management of BMW M GmbH

THE DESIGN.

High performance that breaks convention.

The exterior, as well as interior trim panels, of the BMW M2 by FUTURA 2000 has been designed and hand-painted by the graffiti pioneer. Altogether, the New Yorker worked on the project for months, from the first design concept to the finished BMW M2 by FUTURA 2000. To achieve the unique look of this M vehicle, FUTURA 2000 applied a total of 3-4 layers of paint by using the BMW M equipment and tools for hand-painting the car. The base colour of this striking work of art is black, which is repeatedly overlaid with sparkling white dots and lightning-like lines. The recurring motif is a circular saw blade, one of FUTURA 2000 signature styles, which was applied by hand with an elaborate process.

 

 

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Front of the BMW M2 by FUTURA 2000
Wheels and side view of the BMW M2 by FUTURA 2000
BMW M2 by FUTURA 2000
BMW M2 by FUTURA 2000
“I am deeply impressed by the dynamic and slightly provocative design of this piece of art. With its unique, constructive and rebellious style, FUTURA 2000 is the perfect match for our BMW M2 Competition.”
Markus Flasch, Chairman of the Board of Management of BMW M GmbH
FUTURA 2000 designs a special model for BMW M

THE ARTIST.

Born Leonard Hilton McGurr, FUTURA 2000 established himself as a pioneer when graffiti met the more formal gallery ecosystem in the 1980s. He quickly became known for his radical approach on the street, introducing abstraction to an entirely letter-based discipline, and found himself part of a wider art movement that included the likes of Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring, and Dondi White. Besides his decades-long career as a contemporary artist, he has achieved great success as a commercial artist, collaborating with several well-known brands.

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Street Rebels. The BMW M2 by FUTURA 2000.

STREET REBELS. THE BMW M2 BY FUTURA 2000.

BMW M2 by FUTURA 2000 and BMW M2 Edition designed by FUTURA 2000

BMW M2 by FUTURA 2000 and BMW M2 Edition designed by FUTURA 2000

UNIQUE EDITION.

A high-performance work of art for M enthusiasts.

In addition to the three exclusive one-offs, there will also be a limited-edition series version inspired by this masterpiece: the BMW M2 Edition designed by FUTURA 2000. No two models will be identical as the exterior designed by FUTURA 2000 is recognisable by the painted surfaces on the front and rear aprons and the side sills. The interior trim and centre console are hand-painted by FUTURA 2000 himself. This means that as well as receiving a high-performance BMW M2 Competition vehicle, every buyer gets to own a one-of-a-kind piece of art – unique in the history of M GmbH. The special model will be available from June 2020.

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BMW M2 by FUTURA 2000 and BMW M2 Edition designed by FUTURA 2000

BMW M2 by FUTURA 2000 and BMW M2 Edition designed by FUTURA 2000

BMW M2 Edition designed by FUTURA 2000

BMW M2 Competition:
Fuel consumption in l/100 km (combined): 10.0 [9.2]
CO2 emissions in g/km (combined): 227 [209]
The figures in brackets refer to the vehicle with seven-speed M double-clutch transmission with Drivelogic.

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  • The models illustrated include optional equipment.

    The values of fuel consumptions, CO2 emissions and energy consumptions shown were determined according to the European Regulation (EC) 715/2007 in the version applicable at the time of type approval. The figures refer to a vehicle with basic configuration in Germany and the range shown considers optional equipment and the different size of wheels and tires available on the selected model. 

    The values are already based on the new WLTP regulation and are translated back into NEDC-equivalent values in order to ensure the comparison between the vehicles. [With respect to these vehicles, for vehicle related taxes or other duties based (at least inter alia) on CO2-emissions the CO2 values may differ to the values stated here.] 

    The CO2 efficiency specifications are determined according to Directive 1999/94/EC and the European Regulation in its current version applicable. The values shown are based on the fuel consumption, CO2 values and energy consumptions according to the NEDC cycle for the classification. 

    For further information about the official fuel consumption and the specific CO2 emission of new passenger cars can be taken out of the „handbook of fuel consumption, the CO2 emission and power consumption of new passenger cars“, which is available at all selling points and at https://www.dat.de/angebote/verlagsprodukte/leitfaden-kraftstoffverbrauch.html

    All vehicles, equipment, combination possibilities and varieties shown here are examples and can differ in your country. In no way do they constitute a binding offer by the BMW M GmbH. Visit your local BMW website or see your authorised BMW M Retailer for accurate details on the offers in your country.