Reports have emerged suggesting that production of the BMW M2 sports car could kick off in November 2015.
According to the latest speculation, production of European bound models will begin in November next year while models bound for the United States will begin rolling out of the factory in March of 2016.
From a performance standpoint, the new BMW M2 will utilise upgraded brakes as well as a new suspension system. On the engine front, 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.
Visually, we will see an 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.
Excitingly, the BMW M2 will be available with both a manual transmission and with a dual-clutch automatic.