Back in March, we reported exclusively that the BMW M2 is being highly considered for production by the BMW M bosses. At the time, our sources said M2 is no longer fictional, and in 2016 is expected to hit mass production.
A latest report, citing unnamed sources, says the F87 BMW M2 is now being greenlighted.
Under the hood, the BMW M2 will run an updated version of the N55 TwinPower 3.0 liter engine (N55B30T0) producing anywhere from 360 to 380, and around 350 lb-ft of torque, leaving enough space to the 425 hp from the new BMW M3 Sedan and M4 Coupe.
The M2 will sport typical M front-end design, a carbon fiber roof, flared wheel arches and wider track than the 2 Series Coupe. Not shown in the rendering above, but expected to see in the final design is a rear spoiler and the signature M four-exhaust pipes.
Compared to the 1M, the BMW M2 will have a regular production cycle so no shortage or sold-out models are expected.