We’ve spotted the M2 prototype on the road on a couple of occasions. Here’s what we saw.
Not satisfied with simply staring at vertigo inducing camouflage on the BMW M2 prototypes, some BIMMERPOST members have undertaken a more in depth visual analysis of the M2 prototype photos.
They believe that the results show a lot more cues from the BMW Vision Concept GT6 than the camouflage would lead us to believe!
We’ve updated with more M2 photos, this time of an advanced prototype body testing in Sweden. The black M2 prototype wears the same body as the red M2 spied back in September, which shows the production bound M styled front bumpers, rear diffuser, fender flares, and quad exhaust. There may be other bodywork yet to come, but you should expect to see kidney grilles with double slats and M2 badge on the production car.
We’ve spotted the BMW M2 (F87) prototype testing in Northern Sweden! Why has the M2 prototype seemingly gone backwards in development compared to the prototypes we’ve shown you with more final M2 styled parts? Well, most of the differences we can see with our eyes are merely cosmetic in nature – front bumper styling, fender styling, wheels. BMW is still able to test mechanical components (engine, suspension, differential, etc.) without the cosmetic bits that we’ve seen on the more ‘advanced’ looking prototype (see red … CONTINUED
The BMW M2 has now officially appeared in BMW dealer computers and the info shows that the M2 coupe will begin production earlier than we previously reported.
Earlier info showed that production for the M2 would begin in November 2015 for the EU/UK and in March 2016 for the US market. But this internal build sheet is now showing that production for the US market will also begin in November this year!
Our most recent info indicates that the M2 will be powered by a new … CONTINUED
Seasons greetings from BIMMERPOST!
This is the BMW M2 we think Santa would replace Rudolph with!
A digital guesstimation rendering of the upcoming BMW M2 front end styling, based on spy photos.
Based on input from Scott26, we’ve given our BMW M2 some even more accurate touches – including more angular front styling and hips (fenders).
Our M2 preview rendering gets some new colors and configurations/looks.
The latest issue of Sport Auto was a smorgasbord for BMW enthusiasts. It contains this lengthy interview with outgiong BMW M boss Nitschke about the future of M, a M supercar, AWD, Hybrid and other topics.
Check out our translation inside.
Presenting our M2 preview rendering. After seeing many renderings which were simply an M235i with M4 style front bumper, we took a shot at providing a more accurate preview based on our latest M2 spy photos.
We spent the most effort on digitally uncovering the parts which are clearly confirmed by the prototype – the unique lower bumper / air intake design featuring downward curving twin fins and the wide front and rear fenders.
As the most recently spotted M2 is not yet a late-stage prototype, … CONTINUED
The upcoming X4 M40i has now been spotted without camouflage. While not a full blown M model, this X4 has been tweaked by BMW M just like the M135i, M235i, X5 M50d, and M550d “M Performance Automobiles.”
And like the other M Performance Automobiles, the X4 M40i will receive the full M Sport treatment (aero kit, wheels, brakes, interior) along with a sportier suspension and chassis.
But, the X4 M40i is particularly important because our upcoming models info shows that it will be powered by a … CONTINUED
Autobild speculates on the BMW M2. They claim that the M2 will sport 374hp and 520Nm torque. 0-62mph/100kph in 4.3 seconds. Price would be ± 56.5K EUR for the base model (manual transmission).
We’ve recently shown you spy photos of the BMW M2 front end styling under camouflage and the styling is said to be form-follows-function.
Here’s a look at how the prototype M2′s front end design compares to some recent M cars.
Video of the latest BMW M2 prototype running at the Nurburgring.
The previously boxy flared front fenders have been ditched in favor of traditional flared and molded fenders as we no longer see a large body gap from the earlier prototypes. As the fenders have been so widened compared to the standard 2 Series, the sideskirts do not yet fit properly.
There is no sign yet of a potential hood bulge (that’s a M235i hood), carbon fiber roof, special trunk/spoiler, nor mirrors, but those … CONTINUED
Here’s word that a new blue color called “Long Beach Blue” will launch on the upcoming BMW M2, X5 M and X6 M. This color was first introduced on the BMW X4 Concept and has already been spotted as a color for the X5 M in BMW’s computer systems.
We have added photos of the advanced prototype spotted testing on the Nurburgring.
F87 M2 prototypes have now been spotted with more advanced bodies. Gone is the M235i front fascia from the previous spotted prototypes. The front bumper is now fully camouflaged, indicating that what lies underneath is the production-intent bumper styling.
The previously boxy flared front fenders have been ditched in favor of traditional flared and molded fenders as we no longer see a large body gap from the earlier prototypes. As the fenders have … CONTINUED