BMW M2 still in the works, will slot above the M235i - report

BMW M235i spied undisguised on photo shoot
BMW M235i spied undisguised on photo shoot / CarPix

Could be launched in 2015

BMW is reportedly developing a high-performance M2 coupe that would slot above the M235i.

Designed to appeal to driving enthusiasts, the M2 will reportedly be distinguished by an aggressive body kit that adopts the usual M styling cues. Notable highlights are slated to include sportier bumpers, front fender vents and four-tailpipe exhaust system.

Power will likely be provided by an upgraded version of the M235i's turbocharged 3.0-liter six-cylinder engine. It develops 320 HP (235 kW) in the M235i but speculation suggests the M2 could have approximately 350 HP (257 kW). This could enable the model to accelerate from 0-100 km/h in 4.6 seconds which would put it on par with the outgoing M3.

Little else is known about the car but it could have a revised interior and carbon fiber reinforced plastic components.  We can also expect a limited-slip differential and a fixed-rate suspension.

The BMW M2 will reportedly be launched in 2015 and cost approximately £45,000.

Note: BMW M235i pictured

Source: Auto Express
Published May 24th, 2013 1:20am By Michael Gauthier
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RoadRunner RoadRunner
Why call it BMW M235i, shouldn't it be called the BMW 235i THEN the BMW M2 with slot above?? Right?? :S
May 24th, 2013 5:13pm
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alihijazi alihijazi
yes we need small but powerful BMWs... bring back the E30 spirit and 2002 of the 70's
May 24th, 2013 2:24pm
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Perhaps with the M4 being much bigger, the M2 will be the spiritual successor to the M3 coupe?...
May 24th, 2013 10:04am
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pzxpjy pzxpjy
Two door M2, versus four-door next-gen M3, which one you would like to buy?
May 24th, 2013 2:01am
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AlikMalix AlikMalix
A 2-door M3 (like the E30, E36, E46 - you know I like my traditions)
May 24th, 2013 7:27am
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