A new report indicates BMW will commence production of the M2 in November next year.

A new report indicates BMW will commence production of the M2 in November next year.

It's a known fact by now that BMW is preparing a fully-fledged M2 to sit above the M235i Coupe and now details are emerging about the range-topping 2-Series model. It will enter production phase in November 2015 for European markets and from March 2016 for United States.

The 2016 BMW M2 is codenamed F87 and known internally as "pyrat2" (1-Series M Coupe was "pyrat") and will adopt a more aggressive exterior styling compared to the M235i so expect beefier bumpers, wider track, larger wheels and a lowered sports suspension. Other ingredients include blue brake calipers, a quad exhaust arrangement and an M limited-slip differential.

Power is expected to come from an inline-six turbocharged gasoline engine delivering somewhere in the region of 370 - 380 PS (272 - 279 kW) transferred to the road through a standard six-speed manual gearbox or an optional eight-speed M DCT.

If this report turns out to be valid, the BMW M2 will likely be revealed in the first half of next year.