BMW M2 to use an updated N55 engine

BMW M2 | April 21st, 2015 by 10
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Every since the first rumors around a future BMW M2 hit the interwebs, the BMW community debated over the engine found under the hood of …

Every since the first rumors around a future BMW M2 hit the interwebs, the BMW community debated over the engine found under the hood of the new “baby-M.” We have seen reports indicating an updated version of the N55 TwinScroll being used, as well as a detuned S55 unit or even a new “S” engine based on the equally new B58 3.0 liter.

Last year, a source close to BMWBLOG said the M2 will use in fact an updated N55 engine with an output between 360 and 370 horsepower. Today, we heard from a different source that the N55B30T0 engine will indeed find its way in the M2. While the updated N55 is based on the same engine found in the M235i, our source says it will have some components from the new S55 unit. Yet the engine code will still be labeled as N55.

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As always, nothing is confirmed until BMW says so, but other reports coming from UK and U.S. magazines have also hinted at the same powerplant. The engine will be paired to a six-speed manual transmission and an optional M-DCT.

BMW is expected to unveil the F87 M2 this summer, followed by production in November 2015 and first deliveries in Spring 2016.

10 responses to “BMW M2 to use an updated N55 engine”

  1. Icebreaker says:

    Horatiu an insider said a lot of BMW execs, cheifs etc read bmwblog and bimmerpost. I think if you keep posting supercar stuff hints with V10 maybe that will help push them to make one Lol. they are probably reading this comment too. IF YOU ARE BMW MAKE A M SUPERCAR PLEASE AND BRING BACK THE GOD V10

    • Horatiu B. says:

      Nothing new, we know that.

      Yet, they don’t just take our comments and go build a supercar :) BMW is a big company with lots of moving parts and strategies.

      • Icebreaker says:

        lol i still have hope that it will cant wait for the day i press this website and see 2017 BMW M10 Supercar spyshots! :D

  2. tj says:

    the top picture you used is the n54 not the n55

  3. mike says:

    Where’s the dip stick?? lol

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