Autoleaks: BMW M2 Specs, Colors Revealed In Forum

Cameron Aubernon
by Cameron Aubernon
autoleaks bmw m2 specs colors revealed in forum

Via a forum member’s inside sources, specs and colors for the upcoming BMW M2 have made their way onto the Internet.

2 Addicts member Dackelone posted info on what colors would be available at launch in November, as well as what to expect out of the N55 3.0-liter turbocharged I6 under the bonnet, AutoGuide reports.

Based on Dackelone’s sources “deep within BMW HQ,” the N55 — used in a number of BMW models since 2009 — will put 365 horses and 343 lb-ft of torque to the back, and has an “over boost” feature good for 25 lb-ft of extra torque throughout the low- to mid-range within the RPM band.

As for the colors, only four will be available at the start: Alpine White, Black Sapphire metallic, Long Beach Blue metallic, and Mineral Grey metallic. Other colors may turn up later, though Dackelone is collecting suggestions via poll.

[Photo credit: BMW]

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  • FractureCritical FractureCritical on May 07, 2015

    Every M series car should be available in that fabulous Estoril Blue. In fact, every BMW, no, every car, no, every car and toothbrush should be available in BMW Estoril Blue.

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    • Burgersandbeer Burgersandbeer on May 09, 2015

      @NoGoYo Sounds like Phoenix Yellow. Not everyone's cup of tea, but I'm glad BMW still offers color.

  • PRNDLOL PRNDLOL on May 07, 2015

    With base MSRPs starting in the same neighbourhood I'd take the ATS-V coupe any damn day of the week over the M2.

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    • Sportyaccordy Sportyaccordy on May 08, 2015

      @Corey Lewis Next Cmero will have a better interior for sure. That's really it's only demerit against the Challenger. Sitting in the Challenger feels like going into the lower deck of a multi level boat. The refreshed interior is nice though and that V8 makes you feel like a man. But it feels like you're driving a school bus.

  • APaGttH APaGttH on May 07, 2015

    Is that an official picture from BMW? Horrible background choice.

  • DearS DearS on May 08, 2015

    I love the teal blue of the e46 M3 and the baby blue of the E39 M5. If a $25k 2.0T Sonata, Fusion, Buick, or Subaru makes 137HP/liter why does a BMW M2 only make (a still awesome) 121hp? 137HP per liter * 3.0 liters = 411HP. Is that not reasonable in a $50k plus car? Also $28k 2.3 mustang make more per liter then a CTS-V, or most other cars. Just saying lower the prices for less HP.

    • Krhodes1 Krhodes1 on May 08, 2015

      BMWs turbos are rather under-rated. Their philosophy seems to be that the car will make at least the rated hp under the very worst possible conditions. They also seem to tune for a broad spread of power than for a spectacular peak rating. The Hyundai/KIA 2.0T may make 274hp under idea conditions in a lab, but I doubt any of them I have ever driven have done it in the real world. A 328i 2.0T with 240hp is so much faster than a Sonata with 274hp that it isn't even funny. Both on paper and in real world feel. There is also the detail that the M2 will be deliberately toned down so that it is not faster than the M3/M4. TL;DR - hp needs to be taken with a grain of salt.