The latest compact sports coupe to grace our roads has a strong heritage to live up to but the BMW M2 will do it impressively well.
Indeed, the new car is cast in a similar mould to the E30 M3 and the 1M Coupe and helps to bring up-to-date the concept and is packed with technology.
The new car is aimed at delivering driver satisfaction and will be as graceful on the racing circuit as it is on the road.
There’s also a new 3.0 litre straight six engine for the BMW M2 which comes with the firm’s TwinPower Turbo technology and produces 370 HP with an electronically restricted top speed of 155mph.
Most of the new engine parts come from the BMW M3/M4 engine, particularly the pistons and crankshaft, so the technology is tried and tested.
Economy for the BMW M2
When coupled to the optional seven speed M DCT gearbox, the car will race from 0 to 62 mph in 4.3 seconds and it should return 33mpg while having emissions of 199g/km. Economy for the BMW M2 auto gearbox is 36mpg.
This means the designers have created a stylish coupe but also one that’s been heavily reworked for its dynamic performance and the chassis has also boosted performance.
Engineers have also worked hard to reduce its weight and boost rigidity to help deliver a rewarding drive. The integrated launch control also helps to boost its performance from a standing start.
Indeed, the fun element is enhanced by BMW’s drive logic function so the driver can choose one of six driving programs for the automatic gearbox while standard equipment includes a driving experience control switch to help boost the comfort or sport performance levels.
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BMW have also added a ‘Smokey Burnout’ function so drivers can show off with wheel spin even when the M2 is travelling at low speeds.
The BMW M2 will cost £44,000 and will be noticeable on our roads for the fact it has four tail pipes with an electrically controlled flap to help deliver the engine’s distinctive soundtrack. It goes on sale next April.