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The near-production version of the BMW M2 is believed to be introduced at the 2014 NAIAS, generic in Detroit, next January.

The announcement hasn’t been made official just yet, but according to a recent report published by the guys from Auto Express, the model in question will be unveiled, in a near-production form, at the 2014 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS), in Detroit. Our source has recently spoken to the head of M’s product development, Carsten Priest. The BMW M2 will pick up the mantle from the long gone 1M Coupe and it will be fitted with a more aggressive body kit than the one from the M235i.

The final production version of the BMW M2 Coupe will be packing the same 3.0 liter six-cylinder engine from its larger brothers, the M3 Sedan, M4 Cabrio and M4 Coupe, but this will be less powerful, producing a total output of approximately 374 HP (279 kW) and 520 Nm (384 lb-ft) of torque. The unit will be connected to either a 6-speed manual transmission, offered as standard, or to the optional 7-speed automatic M DCT. The M2 is believed to go on sale towards the end of next year.