Fans of the blue and white roundel have been eagerly anticipating the arrival of a performance flagship to sit at the top of the 2 Series range.
After months of speculation, BMW has finally kicked-off a teaser campaign for the muscled-up coupe… Perhaps.
An incredibly enigmatic image (even by automaker standards) has appeared on the company’s Facebook page in Germany, with the caption "Leidenschaftliche Performance. Freuen Sie sich auf einen spannenden Oktober!"
If your German is as good as mine, that translates to: "Passionate Performance. Look forward to an exciting October!" according to Google.
And the image itself? A curved road, glow-in-the-dark ripple strips, and a floating M logo. No car, no shadowy silhouette, no creatively-cropped detail shot.
As for the car itself, the flood of official info is sure to unleash soon.
Until then expect a turbocharged straight six-cylinder engine capable of somewhere between 270kW and 280kW with torque somewhere between 465Nm up to 500Nm with a possible overboost function.
That should endow the rear wheel drive two-door with the ability to sprint from 0-100 km/h in 4.5 seconds, with drive channeled via a six-speed manual or seven-speed dual-clutch automatic.
Bespoke bodywork, with wider front and rear guards is also expected along with wider 19-inch alloy wheels and an M-specification black leather interior with blue highlights.
Set to arrive as a coupe only, don’t expect the 2 Series drop-top to arrive with an M2 badge. Open-air thrill seekers will have to make to with the M235i instead.
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