In celebrating of its 40th anniversary, BMW of North America will unveil two world premier concept cars during its annual press conference at the BMW Villa in Pebble Beach. Public showings later that weekend are planned for The Quail, A Motorsport Gathering, Legends of the Autobahn Concours d’Elegance, Rolex Monterey Motorsport Reunion and Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance.
Press Conference speakers will include Ludwig Willisch, President & CEO – BMW of North America LLC., Karim Habib, Director of BMW Design and Dirk Haecker, VP Research and … CONTINUED
The BMW M2 (F87) prototype has moved onto the final stage before its long awaited reveal. Seen here finally is a prototype in a color other than black — Alpine White.
Alpine White will be among the 4 colors that the M2 launches in. The others include Long Beach Blue (small peek here), Black Sapphire and Mineral Grey. These will be paired with a single interior choice — black with blue accent stitching.
As we’ve shared before, the engine will be an N55 and will produce … CONTINUED
According to the german car magazine AUTOBILD the starting price of the new M2 will be approximately €54,000 (euro).
Quick, but very telling video showing the BMW M2 against the M235i coupe.
Autovisie interview with BMW M chief Frank van Meel.
- Definitely no M3 Touring and no M7 !
- M2 will be presented before its presumed debut at Frankfurt IAA auto show!
- BMW M analyzing prospects of more M Performance Automobile models, including hints about X3 M and X4 M.
First uncovered interior photo of the BMW M2 prototype, which confirms some features that we’ve shared earlier — DCT, blue contrast stitching, and M steering wheel.
More closeup shots of the BMW M2 from the BMW M Nurburgring test center.
BMW M2 prototypes have been spotted throughout California this past weekend, including a caravan of them in San Francisco.
These closeup photos of the latest BMW M2 prototype reveals a sliver of the Long Beach Blue paint underneath, as well as a first look at the M double slat kidney grilles with M2 badging.
A BIMMERPOST members shares his first hand account from watching the BMW M2 prototype undergo testing at Laguna Seca.
More footage of the BMW M2 continuing its testing on the Nurburgring.
Our latest sighting of the BMW M2 (F87) prototype testing on the Nurburgring.
If you haven’t been following our M2 info (@ http://www.bimmerpost.com/m2), here’s a quick rundown of the info we know (not yet confirmed by BMW):
N55 engine producing 370 PS (DIN) (= 365 hp) and 465Nm torque (= 343 lb-ft), featuring “over boost” of +35Nm (25 lb-ft), in low to mid range RPM
Prototypes have been tested with both manual and DCT transmissions
More BMW M2 (F87) news – we’ve also heard from our sources that there will only be one single interior offered – black with blue stitching.
Our sources, deep within BMW HQ have told us some very interesting M2 news.
The BMW M2 initial color offered when it begins production in November will be:
Black Sapphire metallic
Long Beach Blue metallic
Mineral Grey metallic
We also have some news about the M2 engine.
Again, the engine will be an N55 and it will produce 370 PS (DIN) (= 365 hp) and 465Nm torque (= 343 lb-ft). The engine will also feature an “over boost” of +35Nm (25 lb-ft), in the low to … CONTINUED
Interview with the M Product Manager Carsten Pries, on many things M.
Here’s our latest shots of the M2 prototype from its testing session today at the Nurburgring. It’s looking more and more buttoned up and production ready as we approach its reveal later this year and its start of production in November.
More confirmation of the BMW M2 and M4 GTS coming down the pipeline. This image was taken from a BMW Internet Market Workshop and shows both the M2 and M4 GTS as being covered in a workshop.