Report: The new BMW M2 supposedly to come with six-speed manual or seven-speed DCT

The new BMW M2 is the next biggest thing to come from Munich and to make sure BMW’s staying in line with catering to the driving enthusiast, 2-Series enthusiast side¬†2Addicts reportedly received the scoop to hear confirmation on the M2’s drivetrain options.

The new M2 seeks to follow in the footsteps of the original, but limited production 1-Series M Coupe, and will be produced as a normal M model, unlike the former 1-Series version. That means power is expected to be supplied by a 3.0L TwinPower turbocharged inline six with around 365hp and 343 lb-ft of twist with an overboost function to sink your arse into the seat even more with 369 lb-ft.

Ultimately however, 2Addicts apparently received confirmation of the options for either a six-speed manual or seven-speed DCT for the M2. That’s a bit of a relief, given some manufacturers are doing away with the manual transmission altogether simply because automatic technology has exceed the capabilities of a manual. But it’s not nearly as fun or involving.

Either way, the M2 is scheduled to take a bow under the spotlight at the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show in September while an online reveal may occur next month.

– By: Chris Chin

Source: 2Addicts

Chris Chin

Chris Chin is the Editor-In-Chief of egmCarTech and is a regular contributor to Automobile Magazine.

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