So, this is a segment that is rapidly heating up and BMW likely would not want to be left out. An M2 would be the perfect vehicle as an answer to the competition from Audi and Mercedes-Benz and the powerplant would likely be an M Division modified N20 2.0 liter four-cylinder which would make a very interesting response to the Mercedes and Audi motors.
With a likely curb weight in the 31XX pound range and a 350+ horsepower turbocharged four-cylinder the M2 would be a very exciting vehicle. Especially considering Audi and Mercedes will be all wheel drive only meaning a rear wheel drive car in this segment from BMW may prove to be the most exciting car to drive out of the bunch. Additionally, as we all know BMW turbo motors respond well to mods.
An M2 would be a great entry level M car and drivers car considering how heavy and expensive newer BMW M cars have become. BimmerBoost says bring it on, enjoy the rendering below.