The BMW M2 has been spied testing in Europe, in what seems like cold weather testing. The M2 now looks close to production form and seems ready for a September unveiling at the Frankfurt Motor Show this year.
While BMW has been tight-lipped about the engine to be used in the M2, we believe that it will mostly be a reengineered version of the 3.0-litre N55 unit. Speculations indicate at a power rating of 374bhp, while some sources have also said it will come with 400bhp on tap. However we believe BMW won’t give it power in excess of 380bhp as that will make its elder sibling a little out of place. There are rumours that it will strictly be a manual only, but we expect it to also get BMW’s M-DCT auto box.
BMW might launch the M2 in early 2016 in the international markets. For India, it recently launched the M3 Sedan and the M4 Coupe and there is a strong possibility that the German carmaker might introduce the M2 to strengthen its performance range in India.