The BMW M2 Coupe has been spied testing around the Nürburgring and it was likely wearing the full production body.

The BMW M2 Coupe has been spied testing around the Nürburgring and it was likely wearing the full production body.

Codenamed F87, the first ever M2 is now conducting its last round of testing ahead of an official reveal likely set for September at the Frankfurt Motor Show. Production will kick off in November for both European and US markets and initially it will be offered in the typical RWD layout, but later on during the car's lifespan it could be joined by an xDrive version in select markets.

Purists will be glad to hear the latest gossip indicates a six-speed manual gearbox will be the sole offering for the M2 which will weigh around 1,400 kg (3,086 lbs) and be powered by a six-cylinder 3.0-liter turbo with around 380 HP (279 kW). This hardware setup will be good enough for a 0-62 mph (0-100 km) run in around 4.4 seconds and a 155 mph (250 km/h) electronically limited top speed. BMW could decide to offer an M Driver's Package for more money which will raise the limiter to around 170 mph (274 km/h).

If this doesn't sound overly impressive, there are some rumors pointing out an M2 special edition influenced by the M3 E30. It will probably come out in 2016 to celebrate BMW's centenary and some are even saying it's going to wear the iconic "CSL" badge. Likely a limited-run special edition, it should come with more power wrapped around in a lighter body with M3 E30-like rear wing and wheel arches.

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BMW M2 spied with full production body for the first time