BMW debuting two concepts at Monterey Car Week 2015

BMW’s North American division has revealed that at the Monterey Car Week 2015 on August 13, it will unveil two new concept cars to celebrate its 40th anniversary.

Alongside the announcement, BMW released the rendering of a sporty steering wheel believed to be used on one of the concept cars. Judging by its futuristic design, it’s likely that the concept to feature it will be equally as eye-catching.

As for the second concept, there’s a good chance that could be a concept version of the upcoming BMW M2 in near production-spec. We wouldn’t be at all surprised if that was the case as during Monterey Car Week in 2013, the BMW M4 was revealed in concept guise.

If it is indeed an M2 concept, then it will inevitably look almost identical to the production car. That means compared to the M235i it will feature flared wheel arches as well as more aggressive front and rear bumpers.

When the M2 reaches the market, it is tipped to feature a 3.0-litre twin-turbocharged six-cylinder engine delivering a total of 365 hp and 342 lb-ft of torque. Alongside these new power and torque figures, it is suggested that the BMW M2 will feature a torque overboost system which sees twisting power bumped up to 368 lb-ft. What these figures mean is that the BMW M2 will have at its disposal an extra 44 hp over the already brisk BMW M235i. Consequently, 100 km/h should fly by in less than 4.5 seconds.

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