It has just emerged that the eagerly awaited BMW M2 sports car will be unveiled online sometime in October. That means it won’t make an appearance at the IAA Frankfurt Motor Show 2015 next month meaning a public debut is expected at either November’s L.A Auto Show or instead the Detroit Auto Show in January 2016.
Beneath the skin, the M2 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.
Crucially, it was recently revealed that the BMW M2 will come standard with a 6-speed manual transmission while a 7-speed dual-clutch auto will be available as an option. Elsewhere, it has been confirmed that the Navigation Pro system will come as standard while power heated seats will be an option. Additionally, carbon fibre inserts will come standard as well parking sensors at the rear while the advanced Harmon Kardon audio system will be an optional extra as will adaptive headlights.
Interestingly, the M2 will only be available in four exterior colours. These will be Black Sapphire, Alpine White, Long Beach Blue and Mineral Grey.
[Via BMW Blog]