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Confirmed: BMW M2 debuts in October

Snapshot: The high-performance coupe will premiere in roughly two months from now.

Set to become one of the most exciting M models ever released by BMW, the M2 will receive its world premiere in October this year most likely during a special event organized at home in Germany before being introduced at the Los Angeles Auto Show a month later. Until then, chances are there will be plenty of teasers to build up hype until the full reveal of what will be the first ever M2 model.

We already have plenty of details concerning the new member of the M family as a previous report has indicated the availability of four colors: Black Sapphire, Mineral Grey, Alpine White and Long Beach Blue. Regardless of your choice, all BMW M2s will have a black leather interior with blue stitching.

Purists can rejoice as the Bavarian marque’s plan is to offer a standard six-speed manual gearbox while those who are fans of the seven-speed DCT will have to pay extra. The engine of choice is an uprated specification of the six-cylinder, 3.0-liter turbocharged unit which in this application will be massaged to deliver somewhere in the region of 370 bhp and 465 Nm or even 500 Nm with the overboost activated.

It will come nicely equipped as standard with 19-inch lightweight alloy wheels, carbon fiber inserts inside the cabin, along with a black shadow line, rear parking sensors and Navigation Professional. Those willing to pay more will be able to add extra goodies such as a rearview camera, heated front seats, adaptive LED headlights, Harman Kardon audio system, tinted windows and one of the two telephony systems on offer.

Word on the street says the BMW M2 Coupe will start reaching its rightful customers in March or April next year at a yet undisclosed price tag, but surely it will be significantly more expensive than the current range-topping 2-Series model, the M235i Coupe.

Source: BMW Blog

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