BMW M2 Coupe will get a new 3.0-liter straight six engine with 400 hp

Article by Christian A., on October 23, 2014

The debut of the new BMW M2 Coupe is getting closer and we already told you guys that it will be revealed at the 2015 Detroit Auto Show. Today, Autocar said that the Bavarian manufacturer will unveil the concept version of the M2 Coupe at the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show. This means that we will have to wait and see who had the best sources.

Still, thanks to the British magazine we managed to find out more details about the hot coupe, which will take on the Audi RS3. Just like its predecessor, the 1-Series M Coupe, the new M2 Coupe will use a turbocharged 3.0-liter inline six-cylinder direct petrol engine.

According to BMW M boss Friedrich Nitschke, the M2 will use a different engine than the one found on the more potent M4 Coupe and M3 Sedan. The engine is described as an all-new development and it is dubbed S57 B30, based on the B57 powerplant that will be used on the next-generation 7-Series.

The engines of the current M4 and M3 models are based on the older N55 engine. Regarding the power developed by the new engine, BMW M boss says that the magic number will be 400 hp. This means more powerful than the M235i Coupe and less powerful than the M4 Coupe.

Regarding the performances, expect the M2 Coupe to accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 4.4 seconds, 0.2 seconds slower than the M4 and 0.5 seconds faster than the 1-series M Coupe. Top speed will be limited at 155 mph or 250 km/h.

The design will follow the same path as the 1-Series M Coupe with new front and rear bumpers, enlarged front and rear fenders as well as a boot lid and 19-inch alloy wheels offered as standard.

Topics: bmw, bmw m2, coupe, engine

If you liked the article, share on:

Comments

Recommended

New and improved 2018 Subaru Legacy comes packed with a number of upgraded features from the get go - from the exterior to the interior. And the company has finally...
by - June 23, 2017
In an interview involving Lamborghini CEO Stefano Domenicali and Automotive News, the topic about the Urus was thoroughly discussed. This super SUV is scheduled to make its debut later this...
by - June 23, 2017
Porsche definitely adores variety. You’ll see what we mean if you browse through the official company's website that shows a plethora of various 911 models. And now, the German marque...
by - June 23, 2017
2018 Ford Expedition is on its way to the market, and will be arriving at dealerships this fall. The all-new SUV will come with a new design, new EcoBoost engine,...
by - June 23, 2017
The 2018 Porsche 911 GT2 RS that made its debut not so long ago at the E3 video game expo in Los Angeles has already been sold out according to...
by - June 23, 2017
Facebook

Youtube Channel

Tip Us
Do you have a tip for us?
Did you film an important event?
Contact us
Newsletter
Subscribe to our newsletter!
Subscribe
Galleries