BMW M2 shows its flesh wearing M Performance elements image

The BMW M2 has already been revealed since October but the Bavarian automaker appears to still be working full throttle at the wide array of optional goodies for the high-performance car.

The sports coupe, a true successor to the iconic E30 M3 series, has been delivered to the audience featuring a very menacing aerodynamic body kit but it appears that BMW thinks it can do even better – thanks to the more aerodynamically-optimized M Performance package. These spy shots deliver us the additions we should be expecting from the M Performance range – and we could see modified front aprons, updated side skirts, a larger boot lid as well as an upgraded diffuser. But the main source of attraction will be the improved M Performance exhaust system which feature larger exhaust tip pipes compared to the standard setup. The accessories also appear to be coming from a different batch than the ones already showcased by the brand during the SEMA event in Las Vegas. We saw then a blacked out kidney grille, side mirror caps and a rear spoiler with carbon fiber – as well as an Alcantara-clad sports steering wheel.

We’re not rooting for any type of technical modifications, so the M2 will continue to sport under the hood the same 3.0-liter M TwinPower Turbo, which boasts 365 bhp (268 kW) and 343 lb-ft (464 Nm) of torque – 69 lb-ft (499 Nm) when using overboost. With the standard six-speed manual gearbox, you’ll do 0-100 km/h (0-62 mph) in 4.4 seconds and the extra 7-speed dual-clutch automatic will shave off 0.2 seconds.

Via BimmerPost