April 21, 2016
BMW M GmbH has launched the all-new BMW M2 Coupé, a high-performance Coupé that succeeds the BMW 1 Series M Coupé. The new model continues the tradition of the compact high-performance BMW sports cars that started over 40 years ago with the BMW 2002 turbo. With the M2 Coupé’s powerful six-cylinder in-line engine with either automatic or manual gearbox producing, 272 kW/370 hp and 465 Nm, rear-wheel-drive agility, lightweight aluminium M Sport suspension and extrovert styling, it has all the ingredients to deliver sheer driving pleasure.
Characteristic M design
Motor racing genes wrapped in an exciting design and coupled with unlimited everyday usability – this combination has defined the character of the M automobiles from the start and is also very apparent in the BMW M2 Coupé. The low front apron with large air intakes, muscular flanks with characteristic M gills, 19-inch aluminium 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-honoured character of BMW M cars is also present in the design of the interior. The Alcantara of the door cards and centre console together with porous carbon fibre creates an ambience of rare quality and heady sporting ambition further underlined by blue contrast stitching and M embossing on selected details. Sports leather seats, an M sports steering wheel and an M gearshift lever ensure BMW M2 drivers are in perfect command of their car at all times.
Motor racing genes wrapped in an exciting design and coupled with unlimited everyday usability – this combination has defined the character of the M automobiles from the start and is also very apparent in the BMW M2 Coupé.
The newly developed, three-litre 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 (fuel consumption combined: 8.5 l/100 km [33.2 mpg imp]; CO2 emissions combined: 199 g/km)* and, in so doing, lays down a marker in the high-performance compact sports car segment. The same applies to power delivery. 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 Coupé with optional seven-speed M Double Clutch Transmission (M DCT) and Launch Control function ensures optimal acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in just 4.3 seconds. Top speed is electronically limited to 250 km/h (155 mph), or 270 km/h (168 mph) with the optional M Driver Package. Yet, with its M DCT transmission, fuel consumption of just 7.9 litres* per 100 km (35.8 mpg imp) and CO2 emissions of just 185 g/km, the car is also keen to emphasise its outstanding efficiency.
Motor sport expertise
With the lightweight aluminium front and rear axles from the BMW M3/M4 models, forged 19-inch aluminium wheels with mixed-size tyres, M Servotronic steering with two settings and suitably effective M compound brakes, the new BMW M2 Coupé has raised the bar once again in the compact high-performance sports car segment when it comes to driving dynamics. The electronically controlled Active M Differential, which optimises traction and directional stability, also plays a significant role here. And even greater driving pleasure is on the cards when the Dynamic Stability Control system’s M Dynamic Mode (MDM) is activated. MDM allows wheel slip and therefore moderate, controlled drifts on the track.
Intelligent connectivity when you want it
The new BMW M2 Coupé comes with an extensive list of standard equipment in keeping with its performance-focused set-up. The seven-speed M Double Clutch Transmission (M DCT) with Drivelogic, available as an option, changes gears with extraordinary speed but no interruption in the flow of power. A wide selection of driver assistance systems and mobility services from BMW ConnectedDrive is also available. The ConnectedDrive Services provide the basis for extensive vehicle connectivity, and this option also enables the use of innovative apps, which are integrated seamlessly into the car using BMW ConnectedDrive technology. For example, the GoPro app allows the driver to record fast laps of the track with a dashboard-mounted action camera, using the iDrive Controller and Control Display. Meanwhile, the driver’s individual style at the wheel can be analysed as desired with the M Laptimer app. Information on speeds and braking points can be shared easily via e-mail or Facebook.
From powerful stock
The new BMW M2 Coupé is not only the successor to the successful BMW 1 Series M Coupé, but also – in its underlying philosophy – a descendant of the original E30 BMW M3 and the BMW 2002 turbo. The latter caused a sensation over 40 years ago, anticipating the commitment of what is now BMW M GmbH to outstanding dynamics, unbeatable agility and optimal car control.