Based On The press guff, “BMW is placed to go in its anniversary year of 2016 on the effective note”. Indeed. The German vehicle maker will debut its much anticipated BMW M2 in the Detroit Motor Show in The month of january along with the X4 M40i… and it is electric vehicle range. Whatever.

The BMW M2 may be probably the most anticipated performance cars of 2016, but it’ll also place the pressure on BMW M3 and M4 performance cars. The M2 can also be considered the spiritual successor from the turbocharged BMW 2002 from the seventies.

“The compact high-performance sports vehicle perfectly exemplified BMW’s resolution to provide outstanding dynamics, agility and vehicle control. And today, over 4 decades on, BMW M GmbH is unveiling the brand new BMW M2, as though to show once more this commitment is alive and well,” BMW stated inside a statement.

Managing a 3.-litre turbocharged six-cylinder engine, rear-wheel drive layout and light-weight aluminium M Sport suspension the M2 should meet promise. The engine makes 272kW at 6500rpm and 465Nm of torque by having an overboost function pushing that to 500Nm. It runs a handbook transmission as standard along with a cost-option double-clutch transmission.

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Because of launch control, the M2 can get to 100km/h in only 4.3 seconds while top speed is restricted to 250km/h. Fuel consumption is 7.9L/100km although we doubt you’ll get within cooee of this within the real life.

For track day players, the M2’s Dynamic Stability Control system will get M Dynamic Mode (MDM) which enables wheel slip and “therefore moderate, controlled drifts around the track”. Yee and ‘.

We’ll convey more information when the M2 causes it to be debut in the Detroit Motor Show.