The newest M model signed by BMW has been caught on camera once, while it was being tested in the French Alps.
Col de Turini is the place where BMW is testing the M2 Coupe. The model in question has been caught on camera for a few seconds wearing the usual mild camouflage on the front fascia, on the rear end and on its sides, so expect the beefier body kit, with updated front and rear bumpers, with new side skirts and some tweaks made to the front grille. The BMW M2 will be the new range-topping model, sitting above the current M235i and its size is a reminder of the original M3 E30.
Rumor has it that it should be officially presented to the public at the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show, this September, and it should start from just over the 50,000 euro mark. Power is believed to be provided by a 3.0 liter TwinPower Turbo six-cylinder engine, which should produce a total of 370 HP (272 kW) and 465 Nm (342 lb-ft) of torque in this case, 500 Nm (368 lb-ft) with overboost. It will be borrowing the brakes from its larger brother, the M3, and get a quad exhaust setup. Power will be sent to the rear-wheel drive through a 6-speed manual transmission and an automatic option will become available too. From 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph), the model should need about 4.4 seconds and top speed will be electronically limited to 250 km/h (155 mph).