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Video - A closer look at the 2016 BMW M2

Video - A closer look at the 2016 BMW M2

Snapshot: Spotted in Germany, this BMW M2 prototype shows more of the production body.

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It was caught on camera in a parking lot and had a partial camouflage to hide some of the bits and pieces we will see on the production model which is programmed to get its world premiere in the weeks to come. This particular prototype seems to carry the production-ready front bumper with those massive air vents and air breathers along with a menacing exhaust system featuring four tips.

It was sitting on a set of 19-inch alloy wheels in the same vein as the ones on the M4 while behind were blue brake calipers. Interestingly, the prototype had a round fuel cap whereas the M235i Coupe comes with a square one. Other features we notice on this prototype is the trunk lid spoiler, wider fenders and a more aggressive rear bumper which in the production version will like include a diffuser.

A recent leak disclosed BMW’s plans to offer the first ever M2 with a standard six-speed manual gearbox, but at an additional cost you will be able to get the high-performance coupe with the optional seven-speed DCT. Motivation will be provided by an upgraded 3.0-liter 6-cylinder turbo rated at approximately 370 bhp and 465 Nm or 500 Nm with the overboost function activated.

There won’t be a lot of body paint schemes to choose from as BMW plans on offering only Alpine White, Long Beach Blue, Black Sapphire and Mineral Grey hues which will all be combined exclusively with a black interior with leather upholstery featuring blue contrast stitching.

We don’t have confirmed details about the M2’s performances but it should cover the 0-100 kmph sprint in just less than 4 seconds before topping out at an electronically-capped 250 kmph. There also might be an optional M Driver’s Package raising the limiter to somewhere in the region of 274 kmph.