A new report on the upcoming BMW M2 is telling us that the model in question will be less powerful than originally expected.
If you were hoping that the BMW M2 will be significantly more powerful than the current range-topping M235i, you will be in for a big disappointment because a new report is indicating otherwise. According to the guys from the model in question will be coming with approximately 370 HP (272 kW). This basically means that it will be slightly more powerful than one of its main competitors, the Mercedes-Benz CLA 45 AMG, but things will change once the company will apply a facelift to the CLA because this will also come with about as much power.
BMW will be using a 3.0 liter TwinPower Turbo six-cylinder engine under the hood of the upcoming M2, unlike the one used on the CLA 45 AMG, which is basically a 2.0 liter four-cylinder turbocharged unit. The total output produced will stand at about 370 HP (272 kW) and 465 Nm (342 lb-ft) of torque and up to 500 Nm (368 lb-ft) with overboost. If these numbers will confirm, than this means that the BMW M2 will be 44 HP (32 kW) more powerful than the M235i and it is expected to reach 100 km/h (62 mph) in about 4.5 seconds, with the electronically limited top speed of 250 km/h (155 mph). The M2 will be offered with only four colors at its launch, the Long Beach Blue metallic, Black Sapphire metallic, Mineral Grey metallic and Alpine White and it will be also getting revised suspension, brakes and a new body kit.