Latest Rumor: F87 BMW M2 to output 374 hp

Rumors | October 12th, 2014 by 15
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The latest rumor around the first BMW M2 comes from Germany where Auto Bild reports that the second compact M car will output 374 horsepower …

The latest rumor around the first BMW M2 comes from Germany where Auto Bild reports that the second compact M car will output 374 horsepower and 520 Newton meters of torque (384 lb-ft). The figures are a bit higher than what we reported previously. Our own sources initially said the output will be between 360 and 370 horsepower, only later to settle on the 360 hp value.

Under the hood, the F87 BMW M2 will be running an updated version of the N55 TwinPower 3.0 liter engine (N55B30T0). The same source reveals that the M2 will be available with both a six-speed manual and a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission.

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With an engine that is known for its tuning capabilities, Stage 1 ECU mappings should be able to easily bring up the power output to over 400 horsepower, but still below the 425 hp delivered by the new M3 and M4. The M2 will also come with technology imported from the M3/M4, such as the steering, brake system and the active M differential.

The German outlet also mentions a price point around 56,500 euros, about 10,000 euros more than the M235i and considerably less than the 71,500 euros for M3 F80 or 72,200 euros for BMW F82 M4. If we map those figures to the U.S. market, then we expect the BMW M2 to sell on this side of the pond for around $55,000.

All those figures are quite exciting and if the M2 lives up to its hype, then a true successor of the 1M is not far off. Production is scheduled to begin in November 2015 with deliveries in early 2016.

15 responses to “Latest Rumor: F87 BMW M2 to output 374 hp”

  1. mckillio says:

    I kind of wish that the 1 and 2 series only offered 3 and 4 cylinder engines and that the M2 would have a screaming S26 engine.

    Horatio, when is BMW migrating to the B series engines?

  2. Lucas says:

    PLLLEEEESSE make a 9000 RPM twin-scroll turbo four?!

  3. font9a says:

    I think M2 > M3 So awesomeness!

  4. Billy The Hillbilly says:

    what a pocket rocket! Definitely looking forward to see this one in action..

  5. Gaetano says:

    I did not understand: is the photo above the official design and livery of the new M2?Thanks

  6. Javed Yacoob says:

    This, this right here. I don’t think I’ve ever wanted a new BMW this badly.

  7. […] of the long-rumored BMW M2 are coming into focus as we near the debut of this smallest M car. As reported by BMW Blog, German magazine Autobild says that the M2 will make 369 hp from its turbocharged inline-six […]

  8. […] figures were mentioned in a report by the magazine Auto Bild cited by BMW Blog , which claims the M2 will feature an updated version of the N55 TwinPower 3.0 liter inline […]

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