The past few months, information has slowly trickled in regarding the upcoming smallest M car. Now, a new report from BMW Blog says that the horsepower for the BMW M2 may be as high as 374 ponies, created by its turbocharged inline-six cylinder engine, complementing 384 lb-ft of torque.
Originally, sources had indicated the output would be closer to 360 horsepower, so an increase is great news. The engine will likely be mated to either a six-speed manual or seven-speed dual-clutch transmission. With this combination, the M2 is estimated to reach 62 mph in just 4.3 seconds.
The compact M2 will share some of the same features as other BMW M cars, including the steering, the brake system, and the active M differential.
Production for this small powerhouse is scheduled to begin in late 2015 with the first deliveries in early 2016. Pricing is estimated to start around $55,000.
Keep checking in to BMW of Santa Maria for updates on the M2 as they continue to trickle in.