BMW is currently testing out the new M2 F87 on the famous German track, the Nurburgring.
There is no surprise anymore that BMW is planning the introduction of a new range-topping version of the current 2-Series Coupe, the so-called M2, and it seems that development is far more advanced than initially believed as the model seems ready for the assembly line. The video posted below is showing us the upcoming performance ride which is currently reminding every BMW fan of the original M3 E30, so if you would like to see it in action on the Nurburgring, all you have to do is scroll down and click the play button, but don’t forget to plug in your headphones first.
The upcoming BMW M2 will be positioned above the current M235i Coupe and rumor has it that it will be making use of the 3.0 liter TwinPower Turbo six-cylinder engine which should allow it to produce 370 HP (272 kW) and 465 Nm (342 lb-ft) of torque / 500 Nm (368 lb-ft) of torque with overboost. The same brakes used on the larger M3 will be used, along with a quad exhaust setup. Power will be sent to the rear wheels through a 6-speed manual transmission but we expect the performance vehicle to get the automatic option too. Rumor has it that it should be able to accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in about 4.4 seconds and to have an electronically limited top speed of 250 km/h (155 mph). Expect a more aggressive body than the current M235i which will be making it more aerodynamic and also easier to be recognized. The model should be unveiled at the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show, this September, and to kick off at more than 50,000 euros in Germany.