One week ago, we reported, with some skepticism, that BMW had greenlit a car we've been waiting for since the 1 Series M Coupe was discontinued – the M2. Now, we have the first images of that new hotshot underoing testing in Germany.

What's our reasoning here? After all, this just looks like an M235i. Well, that camo is disguising swollen fenders designed to conceal wider tires. Now, these aren't production changes, and it's very likely that the eventual M2's fenders will look quite a bit different. According to our spy, the front fenders have been borrowed from the M235i Racing, while the rears are from an unknown source.

Our spies are also quick to point out a few other high-performance items on this mule. The cross-drilled brakes and blue M calipers are one such item, although we aren't sure how much they differ from the optional stoppers on the production M235i. The black wheels are borrowed from the M3 and M4, and are shod in what look like a sticky set of Michelin tires.

Of course, we're in the very earliest stages of testing here. We can expect to find out much more about the latest M car, though, in the coming months. Take a look up top to see what our spies were able to capture of the first M2.


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      dnnyfranks
      • 7 Months Ago
      after owning an e36 m3, and an e46 m3 this car will be my next bmw! the m3/m4 cars are too big now.
      Stridenttube
      • 7 Months Ago
      The true successor to the e46 M3. BMW is alive and well! This has me very excited!
      Frisky_Dingo
      • 7 Months Ago
      Oh hells yes. This has me very excited.
      ffelix422
      • 7 Months Ago
      I'm sure the M3/M4 teams are like; "WHAT"! Smaller, lighter, cheaper, and a miniscule 50HP less. They already call the M235i a baby-M3.
      thedriveatfive
      • 7 Months Ago
      Great news!, I hope price is reasonable and weight is reduced even a little would be good (3400 instead or 3500+)
        GR
        • 7 Months Ago
        @thedriveatfive
        "I hope price is reasonable..." Umm, we are talking about BMW, right?
          tinted up
          • 7 Months Ago
          @GR
          Reasonable for what you get. I never would expect lb for lb and hp for hp that a BMW would cost the same as a VW or a Chevy. They aren't for everybody. Sure more expensive than others, but one could say the same about buying a Bulova watch vs a Timex.
      Matt
      • 7 Months Ago
      Seeing how vocal I am about my love with my M235i, this is going to be a no-brainer next buy. So excited to see it out testing. Hopefully it's a 2016 release so I can time it with trading my 235 in.
      GOVT MOTOR
      • 7 Months Ago
      Perhaps you should research more before uploading an article like this.. BMW board already green-lighted this project, with the code name "pyrat2" Research, Research, Research, Autoblog!
        dea5787
        • 7 Months Ago
        @GOVT MOTOR
        Perhaps you should read more before commenting like this. Autoblog already reported the project being green-lit by BMW http://www.autoblog.com/2014/05/01/bmw-m2-2-series-green-lit/
          GOVT MOTOR
          • 7 Months Ago
          @dea5787
          You're right, I didn't read more, I don't read Autoblog's every single article like you do. The title totally mislead, that was my point.
        whatever
        • 7 Months Ago
        @GOVT MOTOR
        Back to your hole, troll! Back! Back!!
      johnnyhedwardsjr
      • 7 Months Ago
      What's that I hear? Is that the sound of the 1 M's value dropping to the bottom of the gutter? Time to get off your value high horse 1 M autotrader.com dudes.
      xspeedy
      • 7 Months Ago
      "M" for Marketing.
        Jai
        • 7 Months Ago
        @xspeedy
        Far from it. This is not an M5/M6, it's a car that enthusiasts want. They could have made a a compact FWD based AWD "M" car like Mercedes made the CLA 45 AMG. I guess you're not a fan of compact RWD sports coupes with manual/DCT, sucks to be you. Haters gonna hate
      malgu
      • 7 Months Ago
      1M owners should sell when their car value is still sky high
      Jason
      • 7 Months Ago
      BRING BACK THE BOX FLARES!
      Cpt. Derp
      • 7 Months Ago
      I can only imagine if there was a carbon/ceramic brake option. That'd be badass. Happy to see M alive and well. This will just my E92 depreciate more, which is fine by me.
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