BMW has recently sent two BMW M2s to be tested on hot weather conditions in the United States, presuming in the Mojave Desert, in order to observe how well the two test mules cope with the extreme weather.
We are talking here about two test mules wrapped with the Alpine White and the Black Sapphire colors, both of them also wearing camouflage from the door sills down, front to the rear end. And because of the camouflage, the test mules are lacking the flared fenders that popped up in some recent spy shots.
The 2016 BMW M2 will come with a 50 to 50 weight distribution and will underpin the same architecture, also seen on the present BMW M3 Sedan and M4 Coupe, the model being fitted with the M limited-slip differential on the rear axle, making it extremely efficient in terms of driving dynamics.
In the engine department, the 2016 BMW M2 will make use of the same N55 unit, also used on the M235i, but will come up with some power upgrades, thanks to some boost features, that would increase its power by up to 25 lb-ft of torque. Unfortunately, littles it is known about the full performance details, but we should find out more in November, when the model will hit the production line, with the first models to be released at the beginning of 2016.