"Bimmerphiles," as BMW brand enthusiasts are known, will probably tell you that the E30-generation M3 of the 1980s and 1990s was the purest driver's car the company ever produced. Today's M3 is much larger and around 1,000 pounds heavier, leaving room for a lighter and more toss able model just below it. Enter the 2017 M2, which will be based on the just-released new 2-Series coupe and convertible. Expected to feature a twin-turbocharged inline-six with around 400 horsepower, this new compact will closely mimic the ethos that made the E30 such as legend. Expect it in late 2016.