The second generation of the BMW M2 is the ultimate embodiment of driving pleasure for the purist. Compact two-door high-performance sports car has emotionally engaging design, six-cylinder in-line engine, six-speed manual gearbox as an option and rear-wheel drive: 338 kW/460 hp, acceleration [0 – 100 km/h (62 mph)]: 4.1 seconds.

This new BMW M2, with its unmistakable skillset, follows in the tradition of the BMW 2002 turbo and BMW 1 Series M Coupé. Extremely agile handling and outstanding performance for its segment thanks to superior powertrain and chassis technology adapted from the BMW M3 / BMW M4. As a result, the first step into the world of highperformance sports cars at BMW M GmbH is now even more beguiling. Signature M synthesis of intense motor sport aura and unrestricted everyday usability.

• World premiere of the new BMW M2 is another highlight of the 50- year anniversary celebrations for BMW M GmbH. New model will be built alongside the BMW 2 Series Coupé at the BMW Group’s San Luis Potosí plant in Mexico. Worldwide launch starts in April 2023.

• Athletic looks with exceptionally powerful coupé proportions and hallmark M design features. Vehicle length, width and track width have increased notably compared with the predecessor model, while height has been reduced. New M2 measures 214 millimetres less in length than the BMW M4 Coupé models and has a 110-millimetre shorter wheelbase.

• Expressive exterior design and clear differentiation from the BMW 2 Series Coupé. Large, frameless BMW kidney grille with horizontal bars. Lower air intake in M-typical three-section design with almost rectangular contours. Cleanly designed surfaces at the sides and muscular wheel arches. Powerful rear end with eyecatching spoiler lip on the boot lid and vertically arranged reflectors. Diffuser insert in rear apron has a puristic design; pairs of exhaust tailpipes are positioned a long way in from the outer edges.

Choice of two solid and three metallic paint finishes, including the Zandvoort Blue solid and Toronto Red metallic shades that are exclusive to the new BMW M2. Optional M Carbon roof reduces vehicle weight by around six kilograms.

New BMW M2


• 3.0-litre six-cylinder in-line engine with M TwinPower Turbo technology and high-revving character. Maximum output of 338 kW/460 hp eclipses the figures for the base unit in the outgoing model by 66 kW/90 hp. Classical M performance characteristics with instantaneous response and linear power delivery into the upper echelons of the rev range. Peak torque: 550 Nm (405 lb-ft), maximum rev speed: 7,200 rpm.

• Power relayed to rear wheels as standard via eight-speed M Steptronic transmission with Drivelogic. Three shift modes, selector lever in latest M design and shift paddles on the steering wheel. Classical performance experience available by opting for the six-speed manual gearbox with Gear Shift Assistant (can be deactivated). Also included as standard: Active M Differential at the rear axle.

• Inimitable and extremely intense M feeling resulting from compact dimensions, a short wheelbase, excellent longitudinal and torsional stiffness helped by M-specific bracing, and the almost perfectly balanced 50:50 weight distribution. Bespoke chassis setup was fine-tuned on the Nürburgring’s Nordschleife circuit and clearly places the emphasis on agility. Adaptive M suspension with electronically controlled dampers and M Servotronic steering with variable ratio are standard.

• M Compound brakes with six-piston, fixed-calliper brakes at the front and single-piston, floating-calliper brakes at the rear. Integrated braking system offers two settings for pedal feel and response. M light-alloy wheels measuring 19 inches at the front and 20 inches at the rear are both one inch wider in diameter than the wheels fitted as standard on the BMW M3 and BMW M4 models, and can be combined with track tyres as an option.

• New-look sport seats in Sensatec/Alcantara upholstery with modelspecific design as standard. Optional: exclusive M Sport seats with integral head restraints and perforated surfaces in Vernasca leather/Sensatec or M Carbon bucket seats designed for track use that shave 10.8 kilograms off the vehicle’s weight.

New BMW M2 Interior


Optional M Race Track Package comprising M Carbon roof, M Carbon bucket seats, interior trim strips in Carbon Fibre finish, the M Driver’s Package – which increases the limited top speed to 285 km/h (177 mph) – and track tyres.

Written by BMW Global Pressclub.

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