If you’re ever looking for a yet-to-be released M car, then Garching is the place to be. The M facility just outside Munich is home of the “Most Powerful Letter In The World” and a place where M engineers are testing upcoming models. Take for example this BMW M2 prototype which has been sitting in front of the main entrance for weeks now, likely driven by one of the M employees. What makes it so special compared to others M2 prototypes spotted in the past is its Alpine White color. The beautiful white is only one of the four colors offered for compact coupe and one that it’s likely to be predominant.

The new BMW M2 is available only in four exterior paint finishes – Long Beach Blue metallic, Alpine White, Black Sapphire and Mineral Grey. The launch color – and the marketing paint for that matter – is Long Beach Blue which first appeared on the X5 M. Inside, BMW only offers one trim and leather option – black Dakota leather with blue contrast stitching and an M logo in the backrests.

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In standard form, the M2 comes with lightweight 19-inch forged wheels (front axle: 9J x 19, rear axle 10J x 19), but this prototype sports winter tires and 18-inch wheels.

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The BMW M2 Coupe will celebrate its market debut in April 2016 and will be sold in Germany at prices starting at 56,700 euros. In the U.S., the M2 is rumored to be priced at around $51,000.