In recent weeks, we’ve seen a rather mysterious black BMW M2 prototype spied testing around the Nurburgring. With the exception of beefed up brakes, wider rubber and flared arches, it wasn’t 100 per cent clear if the car was in fact a new M variant. However, new images have emerged of a much more aggressive white BMW 2-Series, and we’re happy to confirm that this prototype is definitely the impending M2.
Alongside the aforementioned upgrades, the biggest giveaways are the typical BMW M quad exhaust pipes which the previous black M2 prototype didn’t have.
From an engine standpoint, it was initially rumoured a high-performance four-cylinder was in the works. However, it has since been confirmed that the BMW M2 will feature the same 3.0-litre turbocharged six-cylinder engine utilised by the current range-topping M235i. Whereas the BMW M235i delivers 322 hp, the BMW M2 should deliver around 380 hp and perfectly bridge the gap to the M3 and M4.
From a visual standpoint, the 2016 BMW M2 will inevitably feature a more aggressive front bumper inspired by the new M3 and M4 with prominent air intakes and an aggressive central front splitter. Flared wheel arches will also be featured as well as a light carbon fibre roof and wider wheels and tyres. At the rear, expect to find a subtle bootlid spoiler as well as BMW Ms quad-exhaust pipe layout and a more sporty bumper.