The 2016 BMW M2 has been Unleashed on the Streets
BMW has officially taken the wraps off the 2016 BMW M2, a small, sexy and powerful vehicle that will go on sale next spring. The 1-Series M Coupe successor is all kinds of beautiful, featuring a new aggressive front bumper, meant to reduce lift, a revised grille, new front fender vents and widened wheel arches, which adds some muscle to this ride.
The M2 also shows off a new striking rear bumper with a sporty diffuser, flanked by a four-tailpipe sports exhaust system. There’s also a small rear spoiler and a wonderful set of 19 inch alloys wrapped in high performance Michelin Pilot Super Sport tires.
Inside the cabin, there aren’t too many differences when compared to the normal 2 Series, although it’s worth mentioning that the M2 will come with Dakota leather sport seats with blue contrast stitching and M logos on the backrests.
Future owners of this beauty will surely appreciate the M-branded footrest, the leather-wrapped sport steering wheel or the knee pads on the center console as well.
Powering up the new BMW M2 is a 3.0L M TwinPower Turbo six-cylinder engine, developing 365 hp and 464 Nm of torque, that’s more than enough for a car of its size. When connected to the six-speed manual transmission, the BMW M2 will do 0 to 60 mph in 4.4 seconds and reach an electronically-limited top speed of 250 km/h (155 mph).
And once customers opt out for the seven-speed M Double Clutch Transmission, they’ll enjoy a 0-60 mph time of just 4.2 seconds. But this ride is more than just beauty and a powerful engine, and the thing that will impress its future owners the most is probably the way it handles.
The 2016 BMW M2 will feature aluminum suspension components, as well as aluminum front and rear axles coming out of the M3 / M4 models. It will also come with an M-tuned electronic power steering system, an Active M Differential and a high-performance braking system, all these packed into a tiny body which reminds us of the classic BMW E30 M3.