Upcoming BMW M2 spied as it hits the Nürburgring image

Our spy photographers have spotted the eagerly awaited M2 sports coupe again, this time while a prototype was busy lapping the curvy German Nürburgring racetrack.

The model has not been camouflaged all over, so we can have a pretty good idea about the car’s sections that have been modified for increased aerodynamic performance and design prowess. Under the camo lies a sporty and aggressive version that upgrades on the looks of the acclaimed stock M235i – we have a wider front axle and the same goes for the rear track. Also, this time around, the prototype seen here has the real production front bumper with the typical M air intakes; the same goes for the front wheel houses – on the prototypes of the M2 spied so far the automaker used fake ones.

At the back the M-style twin exhaust pipes are clearly visible in their entire roaring splendor; while the cross-drilled rotors and M3-like brake calipers further signal we’re faced with the actual M2 and not a M235i test mule.

The engine under the hood has been codenamed N55B30T0 and rumors say the 3-litre in-line 6-cylinder architecture should deliver around 380 hp. Coupled with the model’s very compact dimensions, performance should be stellar, matching or even besting the new M3 sedan and M4 coupe/cabrio. The M2 model though is not expected until late 2015 when it should reach dealer showrooms as a 2016 model.