First look at the BMW M2.
Just days after BMW sources confirmed the M2 would be with us late next year, the first spy shots of a prototype have arrived right on cue. Compared to the regular 2 series and M235i, the test mule has a considerably wider track with flared side fenders seemingly borrowed from the M235i Racing. As this is only an early test mule, expect the finished M2 to have a more aggressive front end and a quad exhaust. Signs of the car’s M pedigree include blue brake calipers, cross-drilled rotors and 19-inch double-spoke alloys borrowed from the M3/M4.
The latest rumors suggest the M2 will be powered by a turbocharged version of the N55 3.0-liter six-cylinder engine, and should produce between 365 and 375 horsepower, so around 50 horses more than the M235i. The BMW M2 should be with us at the end of 2015, priced around $55,000.