The upcoming F87 BMW M2 continues its testing sessions with a year before the official unveiling.
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. Kinda what BMW has previewed with their M235i Racing car.
Currently in pre-FEP (pre Final Evaluation Phase), the M2 sports the typical BMW camouflage that hides some if its final design cues. The M2 prototype is also starting to add the final components to the and design, starting with M brakes, flared fenders, four-tailpipe exhaust and aggressive front fascia.
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 runs with both a manual and .
BMW M2 will most likely have more ponies under the hood 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.
The BMW M2 will begin production in November 2015 with sales beginning in March 2016.