A source close to BMW has reportedly said a fully-fledged M2 Coupe "makes a lot of sense."

A source close to BMW has reportedly said a fully-fledged M2 Coupe "makes a lot of sense."

Auto Express participated at the M235i's UK launch and found out from a BMW insider that an M2 Coupe "makes a lot of sense." The same source indicated BMW considered a road-legal version of the M235i Racing at one point but in the end plans were axed because that model would have stepped "on the toes of something else higher up in the range." He was referring to a range-topping M2 which the Bavarian marque is allegedly planning.

The M235i Coupe is currently the flagship model of the newly established 2-Series family thanks to its inline-six TwinPower Turbo 3.0-liter engine outputting 326 HP (240 kW). The M2 Coupe is rumored to use the same engine but upgraded to 380 HP (279 kW) so it will fit quite nicely between the M235i and the 431 HP M3/M4.

Aside from the additional oomph, the BMW M2 is said to receive some chassis tech from its larger siblings (M3 and M4) including the Active M Differential. An Adaptive M Suspension probably won't be offered as standard kit since BMW will try to keep the price tag down to make the model more attractive.

The 1-Series M Coupe successor is expected to come out sometime in 2016.

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