The highly anticipated BMW M2 hits the road for some final tweaking, ahead of its expected debut at the Frankfurt Motor Show in September.
The M2 will serve as the successor to the 1 Series M Coupe and sit atop the 2 Series range as the new performance flagship.
Spotted around the Nurburgring test facility and partially camouflaged, the M2 shares only the bonnet, roof and boot body panels as the standard 2 Series coupe. Fans can look forward to some pumped up wheel fenders, side skirts, deeper front bumper with larger air intake, rear bumper with integrated diffuser and M signature quad exhaust tips.
Word on the street is that the M2 will get its power from a turbocharged 3.0-litre inline-six engine developing approximately 275kW and 465Nm, making it 35kW and 15Nm more powerful than the current range topping M235i Coupe. Expect the new M2 to cover the sprint from zero to 100km/h in the low 4-second.
Arriving in showrooms next year, the BMW M2 will go against the Mercedes-Benz CLA 45 AMG and Audi RS 3.