The recently revealed BMW M2 Coupe has been caught on camera in United States and it was actually a near-production test prototype.

The recently revealed BMW M2 Coupe has been caught on camera in Germany as a near-production test prototype.

About a week ago we saw the first ever M2 in a Sapphire Black shade and now it’s time to have a look at a Mineral Grey example in U.S. specification. Besides these two colors, the spiritual successor of the 1-Series M Coupe can also be had with an Alpine White hue and a new Long Beach Blue finish.

According to our friends at BMWBLOG, the reason why the M2 is offered with just four paints has to do with its production location as the Leipzig factory has a relatively small paint facility that has to cover a wide array of vehicles, so they already have a lot on their plate right now which is why BMW decided to limit color availability for their new small high-performance coupe.

Photos of the interior are not available in this set, but we know from BMW that all cars, regardless of paint, will have a black Dakota leather upholstery with blue stitching. The M2 also gets sports seats, an M footrest pedal, bespoke instrument cluster dials and other similar bits and pieces to denote it’s cream of the crop status in the 2-Series lineup, with a price to match.

Speaking of which, at home in Germany it costs €56,700 while in United States is expected to kick off at approximately $51,000. On top of that, starting next spring buyers will be able to add numerous M Performance items and apparently the Bavarian marque aims to produce up to 11,000 units of the model during its life cycle which would represent a major increase over the 1-Series M Coupe that was available in limited quantities.

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Gallery: BMW M2 Mineral Grey seen in Germany