BMW M2 spotted in Beverly Hills

Spy Photos | January 10th, 2015 by 0
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BMW is moving the testing of the upcoming M2 on U.S. soil. According to a South California-based reader, the BMW M2 was spotted last night …

BMW is moving the testing of the upcoming M2 on U.S. soil. According to a South California-based reader, the BMW M2 was spotted last night in Beverly Hills.

Still sporting heavy camouflage, the M2 stands out with its muscular look and aggressive stance, even from the side only.

The successor of the BMW 1M is scheduled to go on sale in early 2016 with a world premiere taking place just a few months earlier.

To differentiate itself from the M235i Coupe, the F87 M2 will sport uniquely styled front and rear bumpers, front wings, sills, boot lid and standard 19-inch M wheels.

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The overall weight plans ask for a limited of 1530 kg, lighter than the current M235i. It features a carbon fiber strut brace within the engine bay (as seen on the M3/M4) and composite plastic panels.

Under the hood, just as we reported, it will not sport the inline-six turbo from the new M3 and M4 – even detuned – but rather an updated version of the N55 TwinPower 3.0 liter engine (N55B30T0) with 370 horsepower. The M2 prototype runs with both a manual and automatic transmission so we expect both options to be available in the production series.

The power output suggests a 0 to 62 mph time of 4.4 seconds with the DCT, 0.5 seconds faster than the 1M Coupe.

 

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