Premiere for the long-awaited smallest sports model of BMW’s M range.
On the occasion of its 50th anniversary and the presentation of the iconic 2002 turbo (1973), M GmbH presented the new M2 on time. Which combines the mechanical parts of M3 and M4 in a clearly smaller, exclusively two-door body.
So the new M2, the introductory model of the M range, is 214 mm shorter than the two-door M4 (the wheelbase is correspondingly 110 mm shorter) and does not have its large and for many aesthetically ambiguous grille.
It has the classic “kidney” dimensions without borders for a sportier look, while it also features highly accentuated rear wings. Which contribute to its dynamic profile, while the image is completed by a discreet rear spoiler.
Of course, the typical M details are not missing, such as the more aggressive front bumper and the necessary logos, which of course also applies to the interior.
Where it dominates, as in all modern Bavarian models, is the Curved Display. In combination with the bucket seats with very good lateral support which can optionally be made of carbon fiber.
Under the hood is the 3,000 cc bi-turbo in-line six-cylinder we know from the M3 and M4 and for the occasion it produces 460 hp and 550 Nm (from 2,650 to 5,870 rpm). It is combined with the 8-speed M Sterptronic automatic transmission and optionally with a 6-speed manual, which transfer the drive exclusively to the rear wheels.
In the first case, 0-100 km/h is completed in 4.1 seconds and in the second in 4.3, while the top speed reaches 250 km/h and with the M Drivers Package it rises to 285.
The latter includes, among other things, the roof made of anti-rust and the seats made of the same material we mentioned above, while the active M suspension and active blocking (up to 100%) M differential are standard.
Sales of the new BMW M2, which will be built in Mexico alongside the standard versions of the model, will begin in spring 2023.
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