The 2017 BMW M2 is one of the most awaited cars and fans have been waiting really long to take a look at it. While the manufacturer has not been kind enough to officially reveal it, a British magazine has done it erroneously.
The official reveal is going to take place tonight after which everything will be known to the buyers. However, the Auto Express magazine in UK showcased pictures of the car along with technical specifications. They have probably scheduled it to be a special edition for the November Issue, but it came out earlier over the web. It could also be the result of an employee who leaked the pages to the internet.
The 2017 BMW M2 is expected to be the one to follow up the grand success of the 1 Series M Coupe Limited Edition. The predecessor created a great hype in the buyer community with its outstanding design and performance. The M2 should recreate the same or at the least, deliver the same level of perfection that customers are used to by now.
It will be powered by a 3.0 liter straight six turbocharged engine which delivers a cool 365 horsepower combined with 343 pound feet of torque. The car has an over boost function using which the overall torque can be bumped up to a higher 367 lb feet per pound, but it can only be used for a limited amount of time. The vehicle uses a six speed manual transmission system which can be upgraded to a dual clutch system with an add-on package.
According to the article by the magazine, the BMW M2 2017 edition will feature a rear wheel drive. But, other rumors claim that BMW has plans to launch an all-wheel drive for the car which will be available only in select regions. The powerful M2 can accelerate from 0 to 62 miles per hour in 4.5 seconds. The top speed of the car is recorded at 155 miles per hour.
On the design front, the 2017 BMW M2 has been made to look more aggressive with wide fender flares and uses three air dams on the sculpted rear bumper. The trunk mounted spoiler contributes to its appearance. BMW confirmed that they have used a racing body kit in the car because the buyers expect the series to look sporty rather than bear conventional looks. The total weight of the car is measured at 3295 pounds. It’s much lesser weight is made possible by the lighter aluminum material used in constructing its body. Official details should be out soon.