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
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, potentially indicating that what lies underneath is the production-intent bumper styling.
The previously boxy flared front fenders may also have been ditched in favor of traditional flared and molded fenders as we no longer see a large body gap from the earlier prototypes.
There is no sign yet of a potential hood bulge (that’s a M235i hood), … CONTINUED
Some more pics of the M2 out testing in the Wild…
The sensor on the roof is for vehicle speed. You see cars with this sensor when BMW is testing different tire sizes.
To reiterate the M2 info we’ve posted thus far.
The 2016 M2 (F87) is taking shape, now testing with the quad exhaust that’s become a hallmark of BMW M vehicles. This time the prototype is fitted with wheels from the M3/M4 prototype which did not make production. Earlier prototypes were testing with the M3/M4 … CONTINUED
Tentative production dates for the 2016 BMW M2 are revealed. Production start dates will be November 2015 (EU/UK) and March 2016 (US) (source: BIMMERPOST future models map).
The M2 will be powered by the N55 turbo inline 6 engine (N55B30T0), which will also power the upcoming X4 M40i. Power output is speculated to be in the range of 370-380 PS (365-375 HP) and the M2 will be available in both manual and DCT.
Spy photos and videos preview what will be aggressively flared fenders, wider track, … CONTINUED
The 2016 M2 (F87) is taking shape, now testing with the quad exhaust that’s become a hallmark of BMW M vehicles. This time the prototype is fitted with 18″ Style 513M wheels from the M3/M4. Earlier prototypes were testing with the M3/M4 19″ Style 437M wheels.
As before, we see the aggressively flared fenders and wider track, M brakes (which will be painted blue on the production M2), drilled rotors and M limited slip differential.
Although its front and rear bumpers are now taped up, … CONTINUED
We have posted the first ever video of the 2016 BMW M2 (E87) prototype in testing – caught today on the Nurburgring.
The first BMW M2 (E87) prototype has been spotted beginning testing on the Nurburgring track! A video will be posted soon.
BMW has announced the BMW Vision Gran Turismo race car for the Gran Turismo 6 game and it likely gives us some hints as to the styling of the upcoming 2016 BMW M2.
A new virtual race car, the BMW Vision Gran Turismo, takes to the racetrack in Gran Turismo® 6, the acclaimed racing title available exclusively on PlayStation®3. The race car, created by BMW Group Design, boasts a virtual three-litre six-cylinder inline engine developed by BMW M GmbH, which promises a peak performance of … CONTINUED
We’re excited to show you photos of the first BMW M2 (F87) prototype spotted!
How do we know this is the M2?
• We’ve recently confirmed that the M2 is coming at the end of 2015 – early 2016 so the timing of this prototype makes sense.
• Flared fenders and wider track.
• M3/M4 (19″ Style 437M) wheels fitted for testing purposes.
• Same blue steel brakes as M3/M4, with positioning the same as the M3/M4 (different than the M235i and M235i Racing).
• Drilled rotors like M3/M4 (M235i … CONTINUED
We’ve recently learned from multiple inside sources (who have been accurate in the past) that the BMW M2 is a go!
The M2 start of production is currently scheduled for late Fall 2015, which places the first deliveries at the very end of 2015 or early 2016.
Confirming what we reported earlier, we’ve been told that the M2 will be powered by the N55 turbo inline 6 engine (N55B30T0), producing around 370-380 PS (365-375 HP).
BMW M reportedly also considered a “S48″ engine for the M2, presumably … CONTINUED
Here’s our latest news on the BMW M2! The M2 has been discovered as having been tested with N55 (N55B30T0) engine and in both manual and auto.
A member who has access to BMW development model info has discovered that an M2 has been tested with an updated N55 engine:
And an update just two weeks more recent than the previous one brings us The News of the Year. Some of you may remember me from the crazy bmw.com-sourced pre-prod info dump in early … CONTINUED
Autoexpress reports that a BMW insider they spoke to at the M235i launch in Las Vegas last week let on that the BMW M2 “makes a lot of sense.” In addition, a “source” confirmed that a road-going version of the M235i Racing (a track-only customer race car) was considered for production, but this plan was nixed so as not to “step on the toes of something else higher up the range.” The source added that this refers to a new M car. The article … CONTINUED