Rumored power output will come as a surprise.
After debuting in Frankfurt this September, the successor to the much-loved limited-run 1 Series M Coupe will enter production before the year is out. This much we know. What’s still unclear, is what powerplant will lurk underhood and how much output it will generate. However, according to a contributor on Bimmerpost, revealed on the 2Addicts.com forum, the 2016 BMW M2 will arrive with BMW’s twin-turbo 3.0-liter inline-six rated at 365 horsepower and 343 lb-ft of torque.
The N55 engine will also feature an "over boost" of 25 lb-ft in the low to mid rev-range, similar to the 1M. Despite being a fair bit less than the 400 horses we’d been expecting, it's still just 60 hp less than the BMW M3/M4. If these numbers are proved accurate, the carmaker has clearly leaned towards making a car more focused on handling and dynamics than outright power and bragging rights at the drag strip. And that’s no bad thing. Also, as per the 1-Seres M Coupe it will replace, at launch the M2 will only be offered in four colors: Alpine White, Black Sapphire metallic, Long Beach Blue metallic and Mineral Grey metallic.