A couple of prototypes of the upcoming 2016 BMW M2 have been spied testing in the snow at Germany’s famous Nurburgring racing complex.
Unlike previous test mules, these are believed to be sporting the production-spec M2 front bumper while the quad tailpipes featured on some testers have been ditched in favour of simpler dual tailpipes. When the car reaches the market however, it is expected to feature BMW M’s trademark quad exhaust system. Another key giveaway that we are looking at the BMW M2 is that the cross drilled brakes are larger than any existing 2-Series variants and are similar in size to the brakes from the M3 and M4 duo.
According to the most recent suggestions, the 2016 BMW M2 will be revealed at the Frankfurt Motor Show 2015 in September.
As for what will power the M2, the latest reports indicate that a brand new, next-generation 3.0-litre twin-turbocharged six-cylinder is likely to be given the green light. Designated as the S57 B30, the new engine will feature different internals to the same sized ‘six from the M3/M4. All up, it should deliver around 370 hp and come fitted with either a six-speed manual transmission or alternatively, a seven-speed dual-clutch gearbox.