Apparently testing with an updated N55 3.0-liter turbo.
The on-again-off-again rumors regarding a possible M version of the new BMW 2 Series have just been switched back on. According to BMW Blog - quoting sources with apparent access to VIN registration databases - BMW is now testing an M2 coupe with an updated version of the N55 TwinPower 3.0-liter engine. According to the same source, the model is being tested with both automatic and manual transmissions, with no release date at hand.
According to the same source, the M2 should come with a unique front fascia and larger air intakes, in addition to wider track and rear fenders and a signature M four-pipe exhaust. As we recall, an M2 had been on the table until shot down by BMW execs, with only the 2.0-liter 228i and 3.0-liter M235i slated for US imports, in addition to three diesel models available in Europe. But knowing Bimmer’s plethora of model offerings, the M2 is highly likely, whether now or at a later date.