" Let's get something clear, people are guessing regarding an upcoming F22 M2. A rendering is making its way around the web recently (that BimmerBoost posted in November of last year
) and discussion is raging regarding a BMW M2 model. BimmerBoost speculated last year on the engine such a model should have
if BMW ever chooses to produce it. As of right now, M2 discussion is purely speculation as BMW has not even confirmed if they will make such a model.
That said, BMW being the money grubbing company that no longer cares about protecting the M badge it has become means chances are a 2015+ M2 model will come. Car and Driver in their April 2014 issue claims the M2 is coming as a 2017 model. That seems a bit late and Car and Driver just seems to be guessing.
Here is what they had to say, "When it arrives in a couple of years, the M2 will surely be powered by BMW's potent S55 3.0 liter six
. Armed with twin turbos blowing through a Valvetronic variable-intake-lift system, this engine should deliver more than 400 horsepower and rev to 7600 rpm. Transmission choices will parallel the M3/M4 options - either a six speed manual or seven-speed dual clutch auto.
Expect a carbon fiber roof and various structural reinforcements made of the woven black stuff. To hold the M2's curb weight to 3300 or so pounds, the suspension will mostly be aluminum, the oil sump will be a magnesium casting, and the brake rotors will be made of carbon-ceramic material. Aluminum body panels are a distinct possibility." "