The new BMW M2 is the latest compact sports coupe in a long line of legendary road and racing BMWs. Cast in a similar mould, it brings the concept right up to date with the latest in motor sport derived technology. The result is a powerful performer that delivers genuine driver satisfaction on the road, and extreme capability on the racing circuit.
Powered by a new, specifically developed, 3.0-litre straight-six engine with BMW TwinPower Turbo technology, the latest product from BMW M GmbH produces a formidable 370hp, enabling an electronically-limited top speed of 155mph. When equipped with the optional seven-speed M DCT gearbox, the M2 can sprint from rest to 62mph in just 4.3 seconds.
This superb level of performance is expressed visually via unique enhancements to the base 2 Series Coupé body, majoring on style but also reflecting the aerodynamic, cooling and chassis requirements of the new car.
The six-cylinder engine of the new BMW M2 is entirely in keeping with the finest BMW M tradition. It offers unbeatable driving fun on a racing circuit, yet remains completely civilised in everyday use.
The new 3.0-litre engine possesses an output of 370hp at 6,500rpm and will rev to 7,000rpm, while peak torque of 465Nm is on tap between 1,400 and 5,560rpm.
With M DCT fitted and Launch Control activated, the new BMW M2 completes the sprint from rest to 62mph in just 4.3 seconds (4.5 sec with the six-speed manual gearbox). The top speed is electronically limited to 155mph.
With its four tailpipes, the M2 is instantly recognisable as a BMW M model and the exhaust’s minimal exhaust back-pressure ensures efficient performance. Added to which, the electrically controlled flap delivers the distinctive BMW M engine soundtrack across the entire rev range without pushing volume levels to their stipulated limits.
The new BMW M2 comes as standard with a six-speed manual gearbox, featuring dry-sump lubrication and an engagement speed control function that blips the throttle on downshifts and lowers the engine’s revs on upshifts.
Characteristic M design elements define the front end of the new BMW M2, which features the signature BMW kidney grille with its BMW M logo. In fact, the large front apron with trapezoidal blades and the Air Curtains in the outer air intakes take inspiration from the iconic BMW 3.0 CSL touring car racer. Thanks to the careful channelling of the airflow around and through elements of the car, drag has been reduced by five per cent compared with the BMW 2 Series Coupé, despite the M2’s stronger cooling performance. The aerodynamic measures have also reduced lift by 35 per cent and significantly improved aerodynamic balance at higher speeds.
Sports seats, in black Dakota leather with blue contrast stitching and an M logo in the backrests, have adjustable side bolsters to give the driver and front passenger optimum support through fast corners. An M footrest and kneepad on the centre console for the driver continue the sporting theme.
Instruments with BMW M2-specific dials and needles, a speedometer scale reaching round to 186mph and a rev counter reading up to 8,000rpm provide an indication of the car’s extraordinary performance potential as soon as you climb aboard. Familiar M equipment items in the new BMW M2 also include M logos on the rev counter, gearshift lever, door sill plates and an M leather steering wheel with shift paddles. The Interior Comfort Package is also included as standard.
The new BMW M2 comes with an extensive range of equipment from the factory including the Navigation Professional system, the Professional Media Package and Xenon headlights as standard. The new BMW M2 is available in four exterior paint finishes at no extra cost (Long Beach Blue metallic, Alpine White, Black Sapphire and Mineral Grey).
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