In less than two days, BMW will finally lift off the veil of the new BMW M2 Coupe at the 2016 Detroit Auto Show. The compact sporty coupe will make its world premiere in front of tens of thousands of journalists from around the world who gather every year in Motor City to kick off the auto show season.
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Courtesy of a BMWMotorshowblog, we now have the first images of the M2 doing some presentation trials on the BMW scene in Detroit. As expected, BMW will introduce the M2 to the world in its launch color – Long Beach Blue – one of the only four colors offered by M on their jewel.
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.