In exactly one week, BMW will finally introduce to the world one of the most awaited and desired cars of the year – BMW M2. The two door compact coupe will debut at the 2016 Detroit Auto Show with sales commencing in April. A test mule M2 in Sapphire Black was spotted last week in Munich, giving us a closer look at one of the classiest colors every offered by the Bavarians.

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.

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Inside, BMW only offers one trim and leather option – black Dakota leather with blue contrast stitching and an M logo in the backrests. The trim strip is made of porous carbon fiber while the Alcantara for the door cards and parking brake lever gaiter offer some extra sportiness.

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BMW M2 uses a brand-new six-cylinder in-line engine, with M TwinPower Turbo technology and three-liter displacement, develops 272 kW/370 hp with peak torque of 465 Nm / 343 lb-ft. Peak torque of 465 Nm (343 lb-ft) can be increased to as much as 500 Nm (369 lb-ft) in short bursts under overboost. With the optional M Double Clutch Transmission (M DCT) in place and Launch Control activated, BMW M2 sprints from rest to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 4.3 seconds (4.5 s with the six-speed manual gearbox).


The quantities are not limited – according to official statements – and are likely to significantly surpass the BMW 1 Series M Coupé. A facelift is already rumored to be scheduled for 2017.

[Source: Autogespot]