2016 BMW M2 Complete Specs Revealed - Rumor

It seems like we’re in for a couple of big changes once the new BMW F87 M2 arrives in 2015. German magazine Autobild claims that they already know the complete specs of the new M car and the numbers are absolutely incredible.
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Bare in mind that from the get go, our sources inside Munich claimed that the new car will have an upgraded 3-liter inline 6-cylinder engine under the bonnet making around 370 HP and 500 Nm (369 lb-ft) of torque. Even back in May, considering the weight difference between the 2 Series and the 4 Series, we said that things are going to be tight. Now, we’re even more intrigued.

According to the Germans, the M2 will be even more impressive. The engine will be rated at 374 HP and 520 Nm (384 lb-ft) of torque, more than our most optimistic expectations. Thanks to its compact size, it will also be extremely fast, the publication quoting a sprint time of 4.3 seconds from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) which is basically manual M4 time.

The 7-speed DCT gearbox will also be available as an optional feature along with an M Active differential at the back and carbon brakes according to the same source. That means the car will be coming out with a manual 6-speed gearbox as standard but the article doesn’t specify if that quoted time is for the automatic or the manual. If it’s for the latter, the M3 and M4 are in serious trouble.

We didn’t get to the really fun part yet

Going even further with their reveal, the German magazine also claims that they already know the price tag this car will have even though we find this hard to believe. Their €56,500 ($71,700) guess seems to be a little too good to be true. That’s because it would make it just €8,500 ($10,783) more expensive than the M235i and around €16,000 ($20,100) cheaper than the M3/M4 duo.

If the numbers are true, that would cannibalize sales from both directions. Another rumor going around claims that BMW would pull the M235i out of production when the M2 comes out but that seems hard to believe, as our insider claims that the F22 model will go out of production in October 2020 and even get a facelift in 2016. At the same time, the M2 will enter production in November 2015.

Bottom line, the M2 is going to be a hell of a car that will probably force BMW to reduce the pricing on the M235i or M240i as it will be named after the 2016 facelift. That would bring more benefits to the company, boosting sales for the M Performance Automobiles and bringing out an incredible amount of performance at under 60,000 grand, in any currency you like.
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