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Video: BMW M2 prototype spotted, muscly body revealed

May 23, 2014

BMW has been spotted test driving a prototype version of the upcoming BMW M2 coupe on the Nurburgring. This is anticipated to be a cracking little coupe, ready to sit beneath the M4.

BMW M2 prototype

Seen as though the BMW M235i is a well-received sports car, with motoring experts around the world praising its potent inline six and pure rear-wheel drive handling, the M2 is set to be a great successor to the awesome BMW 1 Series M Coupe from a few years ago.

Specifications are yet to be confirmed but it’ll likely come with 3.0-litre twin-turbo inline six, producing around 280kW and 500Nm. With these kind of figures in the small 2 Series platform, BMW will have to be careful not to step on the toes of the M4.

Like all M vehicles, the M2 will come with various high-performance features and specially-developed, motorsport-derived components, such as sports suspension, brakes, and a aero bodykit.

It’s believed BMW M will give the M2 the same transmissions as offered with the M3 and M4. This means we could see a six-speed manual and seven-speed dual-clutch auto on the table, despite growing trends for auto-only setups.

As you can see in the video, the prototype looks noticeably pumped out compared with the regular 2 Series. There are fatter guards at the front with big race-like vertical slits, and muscly rear haunches accommodating fat rear wheels and tyres.

A full debut is expected to take place later this year. Click play below for a preview, provided by BimmerPost YouTube channel.

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.