The story that continues
The new BMW M2 represents an important chapter in the history of his compact coupé, which began in 1973 with the BMW 2002 Turbo. Together with the new 2 Series Coupé, it will be produced at the BMW Group’s San Luis Potosi plant in Mexico.
The design of the new M2 is expressive and polarized in the front section, a reinterpretation of the BMW double kidney. The sides are cleaner, but angular air vents also feature at the rear, and an eye-catching diffuser wraps around his four split tailpipes.
The interior has abandoned the traditional layout of the past in favor of a modern layout with dual 12.3-inch and 14.9-inch screens dedicated to the instrument cluster and infotainment system. Track-specific features such as M Drift Analyzer and M Laptimer are standard.
Under the hood of the new M2 is his famous 3.0-liter straight-six engine with bi-turbocharging, increasing power to 460 hp and 550 Nm of torque without electrification. Continuously working with the 8-speed M Steptronic automatic transmission and the Drivelogic system, three maps influence the speed of gear changes.
Controlled in M Dynamic mode, the BMW M2 set-up includes an M chassis with electronically controlled dampers, M Servotronic steering with variable ratio, Dsc (Dynamic Stability Control) and adjustable traction with 10 intervention levels. system is included. The braking system consists of a six-piston fixed caliper at the front and a single-piston floating caliper at the rear.
The standard package of driver assistance systems includes cruise control, collision warning, speed limit warning and lane departure warning; optional features include active cruise control with stop and go and parking assist system.
Despite the increase in dry weight to his 1,725 kilograms, the new BMW M2 has excellent performance and more mature handling than in the past. This is a testament to the technical sophistication M Sport has achieved in his 50 years of competition. The new BMW M2 will be launched in his April. Prices start at €76,100.