Apparently testing with an updated N55 3.0-liter turbo.
The on-again-off-again rumors regarding apossible M version of the new BMW 2 Series have just been switched back on.According to BMW Blog - quoting sources with apparent access to VINregistration databases - BMW is now testing an M2 coupe with an updated versionof the N55 TwinPower 3.0-liter engine. According to the same source, the modelis being tested with both automatic and manual transmissions, with no releasedate at hand.
According to the same source, the M2 should comewith a unique front fascia and larger air intakes, in addition to wider trackand rear fenders and a signature M four-pipe exhaust. As we recall, an M2 hadbeen on the table until shot down by BMW execs, with only the 2.0-liter 228iand 3.0-liter M235i slated for US imports, in addition to three diesel modelsavailable in Europe. But knowing Bimmer’s plethora of model offerings, the M2is highly likely, whether now or at a later date.