BMW M2: 7 things you didn't know

The first ever BMW M2 is the latest performance car to come from BMW’s M Division. Here are a few facts and figures about it.

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1, Only 300 units have been confirmed for Australia, with the local arm pushing BMW HQ in Germany to supply 100 more for local showrooms

2. With a 25 percent take up of the manual, the M2 is the most popular manual BMW on sale

3. The BMW M2’s engine shares components with its more-expensive sibling: its pistons, engine sump and front brakes are lifted straight from the heroic M4

4. The BMW M2 is the only 2 Series Coupe available with a dual-clutch transmission

5. The M2 is the first car in its class to have a genuine ‘M’ chassis: its predecessor, the 1M Coupe, was a highly tuned version of the previous M135i

6. The M2 is designed to attract a younger audience to the M brand

7. The M2 is priced $60k less than the BMW M4, yet the manual M2’s 0-100km/h time of 4.5sec is only 0.2sec slower than that of the manual M4

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