BMW’s famous ‘M’ badge is associated with the performance range of cars in its stable. It seems the 2 Series might be the latest entrant into this range, as according to Bimmer Post, the M2 might go into production as early as the fall of 2015 and deliveries may begin in the same year or by early 2016.
The M2 will get the N55B30T0 3.0-litre turbocharged engine, the same unit that powers the 2 Series range-topper the M235i Racing. BMW engineers are working to extract 374bhp from the motor that currently produces 321bhp. That’s a big hike of more than 50bhp over the M235i Racing. Earlier rumours suggested that the Munich-based car maker is testing the engine with a manual and an automatic gearbox.
These are still early days and there aren’t many details about the car, but it could set a new performance benchmark for M powered cars.
There are no indications of the BMW 2 Series hitting the Indian market soon, as the 1 Series is still on sale and it would be a task to price it right. We believe they should bring it here, even if it has to be at the cost of discontinuing the 1 Series which failed to excite the Indian luxury car buyer.