BMW M2 might be introduced at the 2015 NAIAS image

The upcoming BMW M2 has been rumored to be introduced early next year, during the 2015 NAIAS automotive event, in Detroit.

The BMW M2 is apparently closer to the production line than originally believed because rumor has it that it will be officially presented to the public next January, during the 2015th edition of the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS), in Detroit. According to the guys from Auto Express, the model should be introduced at the automotive event over-seas in a near-production concept car, leaving the final version of the model for a later unveil, during the same year, probably in Geneva, next March.

The spiritual successor of the popular BMW 1M Coupe, the M2, will be packing a 3.0 liter inline six-cylinder engine, the TwinPower Turbo N55, which is believed to produce a total output of 374 HP (279 kW) and 520 Nm (384 lb-ft) of torque, connected to a 6-speed manual or to a 7-speed optional automatic transmission M DCT. The model will be more expensive than the M235i Coupe which currently starts at 43,750 euros in Germany and it will go on sale close to the end of 2015. More details on it remain unknown for the moment.