Good news for automotive enthusiasts who prefer to shift gears while driving, one of the most powerful sports car, the BMW M2 will come with a 6-speed manual gearbox.
Even better, there will be an option for a 7-speed dual clutch transmission, which shows that there will be no automatic option. For those who want automatic shifting, this comes as bad news.
The leaked options list is courtesy of an automotive forum and aside from the manual control, shows several other features of the M2.
For example, the sports car will be available in four exterior colors, including Alpine White, Long Beach Blue, Black Sapphire and Mineral Gray. For the interior, only one color is available and that is the black leather coupled with blue stitching. As for the wheel options, the single option is a 19-inches alloy wheels with black finishing.
Regarding power, the BMW M2 will be one of the fastest sports cars in the industry. Under the hood the M2 will feature a 3.0-liter turbocharged engine with 370hp which will allow it to sprint from 0 to 100 km/h in less than 4.5 seconds. The maximum speed is set at 250km/h. The BMW M2 might get a better mileage than the more powerful M4, courtesy of better fuel efficiency. The best way to get a grasp of the performance is to use the M4 as a comparison. The M4 is the bigger brother of the BMW M2, but you will need to scale down everything by 20 percent.
The standard features of the BMW M2 will include Navigation Pro. Additionally, customers can get optional features such as carbon fibre inserts, black shadow line, rear parking sensors, power heated front seats, internet access, tinted read windows, adaptive highlights and much more. Customers will also be able to get a five year warranty and there are reports that a carbon fiber roof might be on the works as well.
At the moment, price and release date are unknown. However, according to many reports, the car is expected at the Frankfurt Auto Show. The show is scheduled for September and is traditionally a show where many German car manufacturers showcase their latest designs and products.