We know it’s coming. We’ve actually known for a while but we were bound to secrecy. The new BMW M2 is exactly two weeks away from its official unveil and BMW has already started to tease us. A Facebook post by BMW Deutschland simply says: “Leidenschaftliche Performance. Freuen Sie sich auf einen spannenden Oktober!” An approximate translation is: “Passionate performance. Look forward to an exciting October!”

The new “baby-M” is without a doubt the talk of the year in the BMW community and despite BMW repeatedly denying its existence, the abundance of spy photos and videos left no room for interpretation.

BMW M2 CSL Rendering
@TopSpeed BMW M2 CSL Rendering

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. The official color is said to be Long Beach Blue so expect to see the first marketing photos sporting the beautiful blue shade.

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BMW’s M2 will be powered by the N55 TwinScroll turbocharged engine with some components from the S55 engine. One of them is the oil pump found in the M-developed engine. The power output is 365 horsepower and 343 lb-ft of torque. The engine has an overboost function just like the 1M, good for 25 lb-ft of torque.

More will be unveiled on October 14th, so stay tuned!