If there was any doubt that the BMW M2 is in works, then these latest spy photos will certainly take care of the uncertainty. After years of rumors and contradictory reports, the BMW M2 is finally real. The new “baby-M”, previous one being the 1 Series M Coupe, will go in production in November 2015 with deliveries beginning in early 2016.
Just last month, the first F87 BMW M2 prototype was spotted during a testing session and we had the chance to see, despite the light camouflage, some of the design features, starting with the aggressive front fascia and the rear spoiler and the signature M four-exhaust pipes.
BMW M2 is expected to adopt much of the new chassis technology found in the M3 and M4, including an electronically controlled limited slip rear differential dubbed Active M Differential.
It was also revealed last month that a BMW M2 prototype is currently running under the hood an updated version of the N55 TwinPower 3.0 liter engine (N55B30T0). The same source reveals that the M2 prototype with both a manual and .
BMW M2 will most likely have more ponies than the M235i (340 hp), so expected anywhere from 360 to 380 ponies, leaving enough space to the 425 hp from the new Sedan and M4 Coupe.
Unlike the 1M, the BMW M2 will not be a limited production so expect to see plenty of those units in the hands of a younger demographic.[Photos: WCF]