BMW M2 Coupe in the pipeline with 380 hp and technology from the M4

Article by Christian A., on January 21, 2014

Last year, BMW unveiled the M235i Coupe and all the brand’s enthusiasts were impressed by the car’s 3.0-liter six-cylinder in-line engine featuring the M Performance TwinPower Turbo technology and able to generate 326 hp (240 kW) and 450 Nm (332 lb-ft) of torque. For those who don’t know, the BMW M235i Coupe is able to sprint from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 5.0 seconds when using the standard manual transmission and in 4.8 seconds when equipped with the optional eight-speed transmission with Launch Control activated.

Still, it appears that these numbers are not enough for BMW or the brand’s enthusiasts as the Bavarian carmaker is considering an M2 Coupe.

According to AutoExpress, this model is expected to use a twin-turbocharged version of the 3.0-liter six-cylinder engine found on the M235i Coupe capable to deliver around 380 hp. This move makes sense as the M2 leaves enough space to the BMW M4 Coupe and M3 Sedan, which are powered by a 3.0-liter high-revving six-cylinder in-line engine with M TwinPower Turbo technology that delivers 431 hp and 550 Nm (406 lb-ft) of torque.

What’s more interesting is that the upcoming BMW M2 will adopt much of the new chassis technology found on the new M3 and M4 such as the electronically controlled limited slip rear differential dubbed Active M Differential.

In order to keep the car at an affordable price, the M2 will not be offered as standard with Adaptive M Suspension. The M2’s predecessor was called the 1-Series M Coupe, due to the fact that the M1 named was used by the company’s iconic supercar. There are no official details regarding the name of the upcoming sports car, but M2 sounds right!

Topics: bmw, bmw m2, coupe

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