BMW M2: 7 things you didn't know

By Damion Smy, 02 May 2016 Car Reviews

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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.

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

Now read our review on the BMW M2.