The 2016 BMW M2 has been spied putting in a few laps at the Nürburgring.

Designed to slot above the M235i, the M2 has a familiar design but is distinguished by a four-tailpipe exhaust system and wider rear fenders. The car also has an aggressive front bumper and lightweight alloy wheels that are backed up by high-performance brakes.

Power will likely be provided by a turbocharged 3.0-liter six-cylinder engine that develops approximately 380 PS (279 kW). This is 54 PS (39 kW) more than the M235i Coupe which can accelerate from 0-100 km/h in as little as 4.8 seconds with the optional eight-speed automatic transmission.