Report – BMW M2 to debut at the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show

Anjan

Anjan Ravi, I'm a true-blooded petrolhead. Hope you enjoy our news stories, launch coverages, motorshow coverages and test drive reports.

Production to start in November 2015.

A report by BMWBlog suggests that the BMW M2 will make an appearance at the 2015 IAA (Frankfurt Motor Show) before going on sale the following year i.e. in 2016. BMW hasn’t yet shared any official confirmation regarding the same, but considering that the IAA is such an important event and that too in Germany, BMW is highly unlikely to miss the chance.

BMW M235i Track Edition
The M2 would be the most powerful model in the 2 Series lineup. Seen here is the Track Edition M235i.

According to the report, powering the car will be a 3-litre turbocharged straight-six engine producing about 370 PS (364.7 bhp). Also worth noting is the fact that the engine won’t be a detuned version of the TwinTurbo engine used in the BMW M3/M4 but instead a more powerful version of the N55 unit seen on cars like the M135i and M235i.

While an automatic gearbox is almost the norm these days, thanks to quicker shift times, a manual could also be offered with the M2. Same goes for an optional all-wheel ‘xDrive’ system.

It’s too soon to say if BMW would want to bring the car to India or not, especially because the import duties will mean the final price will be uncomfortably close to that of the BMW M3/M4.

BMW 2 Series M235i engine
A more powerful variant of the M235i’s engine will power the M2.

Also read: BMW 2 Series Convertible unveiled at Paris

As for the M3/M4 duo, BMW India will launch the two cars in India on November 26. Both the M3 sedan and the M4 coupe are powered by a 3-litre turbocharged engine that produces 431 bhp of power and 550 Nm of torque. Lighter than its predecessor, the new M3/M4 range is now more efficient, too.

BMW 2 Series Convertible – Image Gallery (Unrelated)

[Source – BMWBlog]

Contribute to IAB
Submit Spyshots & get Bragging rights! Click Here
Custom Mods on your ride? Get it featured on IAB Submit

BMW 2 Series News & Updates

BMW M2 front three quarters at Auto China 2016

BMW M2 – Auto China 2016

BMW 2002 Hommage front three quarter In Images

BMW 2002 Hommage – In Images

BMW M2 front at the 2016 Geneva Motor Show Live

BMW M2 – 2016 Geneva Motor Show Live

2016 BMW M2 front three quarters left

BMW M2, BMW X4 M to debut at Detroit Auto Show 2016 – IAB Report

2017 BMW 1 Series rendering

2017 BMW 1 Series, BMW 2 Series to adopt front-wheel-drive – Report

BMW 225xe front three quarter at IAA 2015

2016 BMW 225xe – 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show Live