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A BMW M2 is on the way, according to a sub-forum in the Bimmerpost empire. Of course, we're actively enjoying a few grains of salt, just to be safe, as the post doesn't mention explicit sources, saying only that "multiple inside sources (who have been accurate in the past)," have confirmed the car.

Provided the forum is correct, though, there's some juicy information here. Production is allegedly slated for late fall 2015, with deliveries likely starting in early 2016. The new sports coupe should arrive with 365 to 375 horsepower, courtesy of an upgraded version of BMW's N55 turbocharged, 3.0-liter inline-six.

The report claims BMW also considered a modified version of the 2.0-liter, turbocharged four-cylinder found in the Mini Cooper S. That engine, known internally as the B48, would have been called the S48 for M2 duty, a significance that we're sure BMW purists would appreciate (the only BMW four-cylinder engine to wear an S designation was the four-cylinder from the legendary E30 M3).

The juiciest tip, though, is the M2's internal code-name – pyrat2. According to the post, "pyrat" was the code-name for the 1 Series M Coupe. If this is correct, then, we're almost certainly looking at a clear successor to the limited-run 1M Coupe. Unlike that car, though, the M2 is likely to be part of a far more standard production run, not just a one-year proposition.

This is all pretty great news. Take your prescribed grains of salt, and then hop into Comments and let us know what you think.


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      zachJ
      • 1 Year Ago
      I'm pretty sure there has been more than one S-series BMW engine: 1986–1991 – 2.0–2.5 L S14 1996 – 3.2 L S52 2002 – 3.2 L S54 2014 – 3.0 L S55 1998 - 4.9-5.0 L S62 2007 - 4.0 L S65 2009 - 4.4 L BMW S63 2005 - 5.0 L S85 1992 - 5.6 L S70 994 - 6.1 L S70/2 Unless I read that line totally wrong: "That engine, known internally as the B48, would have been called the S48 for M2 duty, a significance that we're sure BMW purists would appreciate (the only BMW engine to wear an S designation was the four-cylinder from the legendary E30 M3)."
        72CJ5driver
        • 1 Year Ago
        @zachJ
        It was worded poorly, I think what he meant to say was: (the only 4-cylinder BMW engine to wear an S designation was the S14 from the legendary E30 M3"
      Frisky_Dingo
      • 1 Year Ago
      I don't care if it's an N55, N54, or S##, whatever. Give me that car with ~370hp, some proper weight savings, a manual transmission, and an LSD for about ~50K, and I'll be at my local BMW dealer yesterday.
      action3500
      • 1 Year Ago
      50K is a wishful thinking. M235 starts at $43K, M4 start at $64K. By early 2016 this car will cost at least $55K to start, with very few options so as to not compete with bare M4, which would be close to $70K in 2016. This is BMW we're talking, flared panels and quad exhaust alone would command 10K premium, throw in tuned engine, possible DCT and LSD, $55-60K easily with proper marketing.
      Bradford
      • 1 Year Ago
      please god yes
      Vinuuz
      • 1 Year Ago
      It will end up stickering for 50k without options if at all they make it. I wonder what the market for that would be.
      nickershocker
      • 1 Year Ago
      "(the only BMW engine to wear an S designation was the four-cylinder from the legendary E30 M3)" Umm...no. I think that would be the last 4-cylinder S series engine, but certainly not the only BMW engine to wear an S designation.
      Chris Do
      • 1 Year Ago
      The 1M had a base price of 47K and was 54.5K completely fully loaded...based on the current price positioning I would guess an M2 will start at 51K and can be loaded to 60K or so with all the new tech now available. "take my money!"
      Koenigsegg
      • 1 Year Ago
      nice another "M" keep wasting that gas guys... and that poor money spending when you could get a better car
        John Hughan
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Koenigsegg
        Hey, nobody said track days were fuel-efficient. But considering the fun I have on those weekends, I most definitely wouldn't call it a waste. Have you ever even driven an M car?
        Brandon
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Koenigsegg
        Please name one car besides the typical ford mustang/ Chevy Camaro that would be comparable to this car in any way. I'm all ears. And M cars are some of the best performance cars you can get for your money, they might have flaws but they're great all around cars.
      johnnyhedwardsjr
      • 1 Year Ago
      Good. Then this 1 M owners will come off their high horse in the used car market.
      12yan
      • 1 Year Ago
      This will be an awesome car performance wise, but gawd why does it have to be so ugly. Need some improvement in styling dept.
      agncanser
      • 1 Year Ago
      Can it beat the STI this time?
        ghetto2315
        • 11 Months Ago
        @agncanser
        The M235i is pretty much on par with the STi so this M2 will walk it. But I agree with Matt's comments above. Also, I highly doubt any STi buyer is cross-shopping a M2.
        Matt
        • 11 Months Ago
        @agncanser
        Subaru sells a RWD turbo coupe now? Until they do, these vehicles don't compete.
      JB3CK
      • 1 Year Ago
      Autoblog has no clue what ///M is, nor their engine designations as we can see by the post. Most if not all M cars have "S" engines. Only modern one I can think of was the N54 in the 1 Series M Coupe. Get your facts straight or hire a resident expert to post about BMW news (me).
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