Rumor: BMW Talks M2 and Future Supercar

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The BMW M2 has officially been confirmed to be in early development. In addition, rumors have started regarding a possible BMW supercar.

Besides all of the talk regarding BMW's upcoming front-wheel-drive model lineup, there is a rumor going around that BMW is working on a possible supercar (back to that in a moment). Continuing with reality, we've already known for a few weeks now that the M2 is officially happening and that it will be based on the same F21 platform as the upcoming 2-Series Coupe and Convertible. It will continue with RWD and will likely be released sometime in 2015.

Possible engine options could come from a 3.0-liter six-cylinder turbo or a more fuel efficient (with similar performance) tri-turbo six-cyldiner engine that would give a very solid output of around 350hp. It could even take the DCT transmission and brakes from the current M3. The M2's formula is also based on that of the current 1-Series M Coupe. More importantly, the new 2-Series will receive its own unique styling from other models, as opposed to Audi's same design, different length habit. The same engine for the M2 will make its debut in a new BMW X3M at the Frankfurt Motor Show this September.

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Back to that supercar rumor...for now, no other clear details have been given regarding this, but the rumor claimed BMW would like to build a Lamborghini Aventador rival. We're assuming that this car shouldn't be confused with the upcoming i8 Vision EfficientDynamics. Still, we're a little skeptical about this. Then again, this is BMW and they're never shy about having a car for every segment possible. Rendering courtesy of Auto Express.

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