A couple of prototypes of the BMW M2 Coupe have been spied testing in chilly winter conditions.

A couple of prototypes of the BMW M2 Coupe have been spied testing in chilly winter conditions.

BMW's test team is hard at work this winter as yesterday our spies spotted the new 7-Series and now we have images with the M2 undergoing some cold weather testing and hiding an obviously wider body with ventilated front fender and beefier brakes. BMW M chief Frank van Meel recently hinted at a 1-Series M Coupe successor and the car he was talking about can be seen in these spy images, the M2 Coupe which will be positioned above the M235i.

Although these prototypes feature a dual exhaust system, the production-ready version will sport a quad arrangement just like all the other fully-fledged M models from BMW. While the M235i packs a 326 HP (240 kW) punch, the M2 will likely get around 380 HP (279 kW) from a turbo six-cylinder 3.0-liter engine so it should be significantly quicker than the lesser model which hits 62 mph (100 km/h) from a standstill in 4.8 seconds when configured with the optional eight-speed automatic transmission.

According to the latest rumors, BMW will bring the M2 Coupe to the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show in September and then will kick off production in November so deliveries should start early 2016.