New 2016 BMW M2 spy shots have landed with these images one again showing a prototype wearing minimal camouflage undergoing testing at the famous Nurburgring Nordschleife in Germany. It is believed that the test mule in question is very close to production-ready with its aggressive bodykit finalised and just covered with a white and black wrap.
Compared to existing 2-Series models, the BMW M2 in question quite clearly adopts wider fenders at both the front and rear. Additionally, a new set of wider wheels have been installed while a traditional quad-tailpipe system from BMW has also been fitted alongside a more prominent bootlid lip spoiler.
Beyond these styling elements, the 2016 BMW M2 will adopt different front and rear bumpers to existing 2-Series variants alongside a set of larger cross drilled brakes similar in size to the brakes from the M3 and M4 Coupe duo.
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, an eight-speed dual-clutch gearbox.
According to the most recent suggestions, the 2016 BMW M2 will be revealed at the Frankfurt Motor Show 2015 in September.