In 2014 Wheels24's spyguys spotted BMW testing its new M2 at the Nurburgring. Now it's been seen again during testing in Germany and how things have changed!
NEW LOOKS: BMW's M2 has changed its looks since the last time it was spotted during testing. Image: Automedia
Gone are the wide fenders that seemed to be bolted on; so are are the improvisations seen the first time out. In fact, the car captured by the spyguys seems to be near production-ready, with a wider rear and wide wheels.
Under those wheels, massive cross-drilled rotors hide, while the boot lid has gained a small lip for more downforce on the rear rubber. At the front, the bumper shows a new design for the side air-intakes.
FASTER THAN THE M235i
Its quad exhausts hint to an upgraded version of the N55 units used in all BMW's with a ‘35i’ alphanumeric badge on the boot. In this application it will be making close to 275KW and 500Nm.
IMAGE GALLERY: 2015 BMW M2
The M2 will most likely be available with a six-speed manual or eight-speed auto, as well as a limited-slip differential.
Such specs should make the M2 a bit faster than the current M235i coupe. Since the M235i can sprint to 100km/h in 4.6sec (with xDrive 4x4), the M2 should go under 4.5sec.
Production is supposed to start in November 2015 so expect the M2 to make a first appearance in concept guise at the 2015 Geneva auto show with the production model to be unveiled at the September 2015 Frankfurt show.Dozens more spyguys' items on Wheels24's Spy Shots section.