In less than a month, BMW will unveil of the most hyped cars at the moment – the M2 Coupe. BMW’s new “baby-M” will arrive at the 2016 Detroit Auto Show five years after BMW unveiled a future classic – the 1M.
The design and idea behind the first-ever BMW M2 Coupe stem from the historical roots of the M division. BMW says the dynamic coupe combines top sporting prowess and classic rear-wheel drive with the precision and agility of a modern M automobile.
From conversations with several M engineers and executives the subject of driving dynamics, we’ve learned that the M2 is a monster on the track, a finer machine than the 1M, less raw but with improved handling and a race-tuned chassis. The M folks swear by the performance of the M2 and we’ll put that to test in early 2016.
READ THIS: Why will the BMW M2 only have four colors?
The only colors to be offered for the M2 are – the official launch color – Long Beach Blue, Alpine White, Mineral Grey and Sapphire Black. These colors pretty much color the bases for what an M car should have, but there are some suspicious missing colors. BMW told us that only four colors could be accommodated now on the Leipzig production lines. Whether BMW will offer another color in the future is unknown at the moment, but a source told us that it’s still a possibility.
These latest images from Germany give us a closer look at a Sapphire Black M2 – a less flashy paint job, but with a lot of character and heritage for BMW cars.
Hopefully next month in Detroit BMW will let us admire more than just the Long Beach Blue marketing color.