BMW released on Periscope a short teaser for the highly anticipated M2 Coupe set to debut later today.

BMW released on Periscope a short teaser for the highly anticipated M2 Coupe set to debut later today.

The wait is finally over as BMW will unveil the first ever M2 tonight at 6 PM (EST) and according to a new report the model will cost $51,000 in United States while a previous rumor suggested a €54,000 starting price in Germany. Yesterday we received yet another confirmation the inline-six 3.0-liter turbocharged gasoline engine will develop 370 PS (272 kW), so it should be a very potent machine.

We already know BMW has plans on offering the M2 with a standard 6-speed manual gearbox and an optional 7-speed DCT along with an M Driver's Package that is expected to boost top speed from an electronically-limited 155 mph (250 km/h) to 171 mph (275 km/h). The high-performance coupe will get 19-inch wheels as standard and it will be interesting to see whether that rumor about an optional xDrive setup for select markets will come true.

BMW will offer the M2 only with Mineral Grey, Long Beach Blue, Alpine White and Black Sapphire body colors and a black leather interior cabin with blue stitching. All the cars are getting rear parking sensors, carbon fiber inserts, Navigation Pro and shadow line in black while for more money clients will be able to add a rearview camera, power heated front seats, adaptive headlights, Harman Kardon sound system, Internet access and tinted rear windows.

Check back tonight for the official reveal.