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BMW M2 previewed for first time, Oct. 13 debut confirmed

October 13, 2015

BMW has finally shed some official light on the highly-anticipated and long-awaited BMW M2 performance coupe, releasing a quick teaser on social media.

BMW M2 teaser

The company released a short teaser video on Periscope, live video social media channel, showing us a glimpse of a prototype version of the M2. It looks to be the same prototype we’ve been seeing floating about in Germany.

Of course, no official specs or details have been released with the teaser. It simply confirms the car will debut on October 13, at 6pm (USA time).

As far as we know, the car will come with an iteration of the company’s 3.0-litre turbocharged inline six engine. According to various reports the engine will produce around 275kW of power and 500Nm of torque.

With this level of power, acceleration from 0-100km/h is expected to be dispatched in around 4.5 seconds, with a potential ‘M Driver’s package’ top speed of around 275km/h.

There has been some unofficial confirmation that BMW M will offer the new model with both a six-speed manual or seven-speed dual-clutch automatic. This will come as a big relief for the fans, as most modern sportscars are turning to auto-only configurations. We’ll have to wait until tomorrow morning (Australian time) for all the details. Stay tuned.

UPDATE: It has now been officially unveiled. Head over to our BMW M2 report for all the details.

Brett is the editor and founder of PerformanceDrive. He's obsessed with driving, having played with Matchbox cars until he was tall enough to drive a real one. After initially working as a mechanic, Brett earned a degree in journalism and entered media as an editorial assistant at Top Gear Australia magazine. He then worked at CarAdvice.com.au. His dream is to live next door to the Nurburgring in Germany.