BMW 2-Series M2 [render images]
X-Tomi Design has published two render images of the upcoming 2016 BMW 2-Series M2. The performance coupe is expected to go in production in the end of 2015, when it will replace the top-of-range M235i model.
The pictures published by X-Tomi look pretty much production ready. The most important feature – the engine will be a 3.0 liter six-cylinder with around 380HP (279 kW) and 500Nm (370 lb-ft) of torque. 0-100 km/h in around 4.5 seconds and a top speed of 250 km/h (155 mph) – electronically limited. The engine will be connected to an 8-speed ZF automatic gearbox. We hope to see a 6-speed manual version as well.
2014 BMW 2-Series Coupe is 4,432 mm long; 1,774 mm wide; 1,418 mm high and has a 2,690 mm wheelbase. The boot space is 390 litres, which is 20 litres more than 1-Series Coupe. The BMW 2-Series Coupe also boasts more efficient aerodynamics than both the BMW 1-Series and its predecessor, as reflected in a Cd of 0.29. The curb weight is 1,470 kg (3,241 lbs).
We expected the new M2 to be slightly more heavy because of the beefier brakes and additional body strengthening.