The 2016 BMW M2 was spotted once again near Nurburgring, this time in the yard of the BMW M Testing Facility. Immediately catching the eye to an attentive viewer are the perforated brake discs with blue calipers, the front and rear fenders widened by several centimeters and the diffuser enclosing an exhaust system with four tailpipes.
The 2016 BMW M2 uses the chassis technology, largely unadjusted, of the current M3 and M4, associated with the unique in its class weight distribution of 50 to 50 between the two axles. The M limited-slip differential on the rear axle is also adopted almost unchanged from the M3/M4, giving the M2 unrivaled dynamics in its class.
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.
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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.
First units of the 2016 BMW M2 will be delivered next Spring.