Outstanding dynamics, exceptional agility and optimum car control underscore the new BMW M2 with its high-performance six-cylinder in-line engine, rear-wheel-drive, lightweight aluminum M Sport suspension and extrovert styling.
A single glance confirms the car has the styling of the BMW M family and its dynamic attributes. Inspired by models from the history of BMW in motor racing, the new M2 Coupe offers extraordinary performance potential.
The low front apron with large air intakes, muscular flanks with characteristic M gills, 19-inch aluminum wheels in familiar M double-spoke design and low, wide rear with M-specific twin-tailpipe exhaust system all play impressive roles here. The time-honored character of BMW M cars is also present and correct in the design of the interior. The Alcantara of the door cards and center console together with porous carbon fiber creates an ambience of rare quality and heady sporting ambition further underlined by blue contrast stitching and M embossing on selected details. Sports seats, an M sports steering wheel and an M gearshift lever ensure BMW M2 drivers are in perfect command of their car it at all times.
The newly developed, three-liter six-cylinder in-line engine in the new BMW M2 deploys cutting-edge M TwinPower Turbo technology to develop 272 kW/370 hp at 6,500 rpm. Peak torque of 465 Nm (343 lb-ft) can be increased to as much as 500 Nm (369 lb-ft) in short bursts under overboost. All of which enables the new BMW M2 Coupe with optional seven-speed M Double Clutch Transmission (M DCT) and Launch Control to accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in just 4.3 seconds. Top speed is electronically limited to 250 km/h (155 mph).
The new BMW M2 Coupe is the direct heir to the successful BMW 1 Series M Coupe, as it is a descendant of the original E30 BMW M3 and the BMW 2002 turbo.