BMW M2 spotted in Germany wearing very little camouflage

A lightly disguised prototype version of the upcoming BMW M2 sports car has been spotted in Germany, sitting innocently on the side of the road.

BMW M2 prototype in Germany

As reported last week, the new model is set to be fully unveiled on October 14. It will slot neatly between the M235i M Performance 2 Series, and the 4-Series-based BMW M4.

In these latest images, first appearing on an thread, we get perhaps the best look yet at the miniature German muscle car. It is clearly based on the 2 Series, although the front and rear bumpers bars are completely unique, and the wheel arches are widened.

The prototype rolls on 19-inch twin five-spoke M alloy wheels dressed in a fashionably dark colour scheme, behind which is a set of perforated performance bakes with twin-piston front calipers. Around at the back is a set of traditional quad-outlet exhausts.

As far as we know the M2 will be powered by a 3.0-litre turbocharged inline six engine developing around 275kW and up to 500Nm. This is likely to translate to a 0-100km/h time of around 4.5 seconds, or exactly in the middle of the M235i and the M4.

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BMW Australia is yet to shed any official light on potential local details or prices, but we can probably expect a price tag somewhere around the $100,000 mark – like the old 1 Series M Coupe.

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 His dream is to live next door to the Nurburgring in Germany.