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After months of speculations and rumors, the BMW M2 has finally been confirmed courtesy of these spy photos which show an early chassis testing mule.

Compared to the regular 2-Series, this mule has a considerably wider track and has borrowed some parts such as the flared side fenders from the M235i Racing. Other noticeable features include the blue M brakes and 19-inch alloy wheels sourced from the new M3 & M4 duo. This is an early chassis testing mule so most of the body work has not been completed at this point.

According to the latest rumors, underneath the hood will reside a 6-cylinder, 3.0-liter turbocharged engine producing somewhere in the region of 380 PS (279 kW) which would make it 54 PS (39 kW) more powerful than the M235i Coupe.

It is believed the BMW M2 will be revealed towards the end of 2015 so prepare for a long series of rumors and spy photos.

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