The upcoming BMW M2 was spotted once again at the Nurburgring. This is one of the best videos we’ve seen so far of the new M2 doing hot laps around the legendary track. The 2:36 minutes footage shows four M2 test mules M2 going at high speeds and slicing through corners nearly effortlessly.
The M2 uses an updated N55 engine with 365 hp and 343 lb-ft of torque with 25 lb-ft of torque available as overboost. 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. The engine will feature an overboost function just like the 1M, good for 25 lb-ft of torque.
Same sources say that the M2 will weigh less than the M235i Coupe. We certainly don’t expect a huge weight drop compared to the M235i, but any kilos shaved off the car coupled with about extra 40 horsepower, a tighter chassis, mechanical locking differential, M4 suspensions and brakes, would make the M2 a strong contender on the Nurburgring and certainly faster than the M235i.
The launch color palette will be limited. Our sources couldn’t say how many and what colors will be added in the future, but at the launch, the M2 customers will get to pick from four paint jobs: Long Beach Blue, Alpine White, Mineral Grey and Black Sapphire.
BMW M2 enters production in November with first units being delivered in early 2016.