Potential Porsche Cayman owners take note, the BMW M Coupé is back and it packs a 338bhp punch.
BMW has confirmed that the handsome Z4 Coupé Concept unveiled at the Frankfurt show in September will be put into production. And the exciting news for fans of fast BMWs is that it will also revive the legendary M Coupé moniker with a 338bhp version powered by the current M3’s 3.2-litre straight-six engine.
The coupé goes on sale next summer with entry-level versions powered by BMW’s new magnesium alloy 3.0-litre straight-six engine and expected to cost around £32,000. With 261bhp, the 3.0i is likely to crack 60mph from rest in under 6.0sec and go on to an electronically-limited 155mph top speed.
The M Coupé, like its recently-announced M Roadster sibling, should hit 60mph from rest in under 5.0sec and features a six-speed manual and BMW M Division’s variable M differential. An aggressive makeover will mark out this top-spec version, which is expected to undercut the £43,930 Cayman S by around £2k, with deep front air dam and quad tailpipes among the visual tweaks.