The German based automaker BMW is still planning to introduce an M2 Coupe which is believed to make its way onto the market by the end of next year, or even in 2016.
The development of a true BMW M2 Coupe has been rumored since mid-2013 and so this isn’t coming as a surprise, but what we didn’t knew so far is that the spiritual successor of the so-called “pocket rocket”, the 1 Series M Coupe, will get approximately 380 HP out of its engine, which should be a twin turbocharged version of the 3.0 liter six-cylinder unit currently found on the new M235i.
The 380 HP produced will be way more than what the M235i Coupe has to offer, but it will be less than the new BMW M3 Sedan and M4 Coupe, which they are both offered with 425 HP. Some of the technology which will be used on the M2 Coupe will be borrowed from its larger brothers, the M3 and M4, and this will include the electronically controlled limited slip rear differential, named the Active M Differential. The new M2 will not be getting the Adaptive M Suspension as standard, in order to keep prices low, and speaking of the cost, this is believe to stand at approximately 50,000 GBP.
Source: Auto Express