German media is reporting the highly anticipated BMW M2 Coupe will carry a starting price of around €54,000.

German media is reporting the highly anticipated BMW M2 Coupe will carry a starting price of around €54,000.

It seems we were right assuming the M2 will cost more than €50,000 taking into account the rear-wheel drive manual M235i Coupe begins at €44,900 in Germany. Auto Bild cites unspecified sources close to Bavaria who disclosed a €54,000 starting price for the range-topping 2-Series, but we don't know whether this is for the six-speed manual version or the seven-speed DCT model.

If the rumored price tag refers to the manual M2, it means that if there will be a DCT-equipped version it will cost at least €56,000 which would still be a lot cheaper than the bigger M4 Coupe priced at €72,500 (DCT version is €76,400) at home in Germany.

Pricing aside, we remind you the M2 is set to enter production in November which means an official reveal will occur very soon. It will be motivated by a turbo-six 3.0-liter engine with an estimated 370 PS (272 kW) and 465 Nm (500 Nm with overboost). The 0-62 mph (0-100 km/h) task should be completed in less than four and a half seconds while top speed will likely be electronically limited to 155 mph (250 km/h) or 170 mph (274 km/h) with the optional M Driver's Package.

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