Power comes from a 3.0-litre twin-turbocharged six-cylinder making 272kW and 500Nm. Fans of classic M cars will be pleased to see the availability of a six-speed manual gearbox. A seven-speed automatic dual clutch transmission (DCT) is also offered.
The M2’s body shape is noticeably wider than other 2 Series Coupes. Its front and rear guards have been flared to accommodate the larger wheel and tyre package and give the compact coupe its muscular stance.
The M2 features much of theM3 and M4’s technology, shoehorned into the smaller 2 Series Coupe frame. It’s a potent performance machine and rear-wheel drive challenger to the Audi RS3, Mercedes-AMG CLA45 and Golf R.
Start price for the M2 Pure is $89,900 with a manual transmission only. The fully-featured M2 starts at $98,900 with manual or DCT transmission. As well as the DCT gearbox option, the extra $9000 gets buyers electric and heated front seats, adaptive headlights with auto high beam, a premium Harmon-Kardon stereo and an alarm system.
Standard equipment includes; 19-inch alloy wheels, leather trim, 8.8-inch display with premium satellite navigation and real-time traffic info, and BMW’s Driving Assistant package with parking aids, lane departure warning and pedestrian warning system.
BMW has integrated a new GoPro app into the M2’s infotainment system allowing drivers to access video and photo functions of a GoPro camera via Bluetooth, using the car’s dashboard display and iDrive controller.
Demand has been huge since the M2 was announced. Pre-orders are blowing out to the end of 2016 and beyond. If you want one, best get on the phone fast.
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