Following a line of spy shots, reports and rumors, the BMW M2 Coupe is finally here as the Bavarian based automaker has just pulled the wraps off its body.
As you are familiar with, the model in question is a performance two-door compact car, with enough seating for four. This is the new range-topping version of the 2-Series Coupe and the official successor of the 1M Coupe. The vehicle is bringing the characteristic M design and it is adding an aerodynamic and aggressive body, including the low front apron with large air intakes, the wide rear with the M-specific twin-tailpipe exhaust system, the muscular flanks with the M gills and a fresh set of 19-inch aluminum wheels, with the M double-spoke design, contributing to the looks of the exterior.
BMW says that the new M2 Coupe has received the optimized exhaust with special flap system, electrically controlled flap which is delivering the M engine soundtrack across the entire rev range. Four exterior colors are available for the car, the Alpine White, the Black Sapphire, the Mineral Grey and the Long Beach Blue metallic, added to the exclusive M sports seats, the M leather steering wheel, M footrest and knee pad on the center console, the specific instruments, the M logo on the door sill, steering wheel, rev counter and gearshift lever.
The lightweight M Sport suspension system is also worth mentioning, along with the Active M Differential on the rear axle, optimizing traction and maximizing directional stability. The M Servotronic steering with two settings and the M specific brakes are also found on the model, along with the MDM (Dynamic Stability Control’s M Dynamic Mode), allowing drivers to executive moderate and controlled drifts on the track. The Driving Assistant can also be found on the M2 Coupe, along with the Pedestrian Warning, City Braking, Collision Warning, Lane Departure Warning, Park Distance Control, Speed Limit Info, Navigation Professional, iDrive Touch controller and several other goodies.
The six-speed manual gearbox is offered as standard while the 7-speed M Double Clutch Transmission (M DCT) with Drivelogic is also coming, but as an option. This is working together with the 3.0 liter (2,979 cc) M TwinPower Turbo engine, capable of putting down no less than 370 HP (272 kW), at 6,500 rpm, and a peak torque of 465 Nm (343 lb-ft), available between 1,400 rpm and 5,560 rpm. The inline six-cylinder engine is sending power to the rear wheels, allowing the car to reach 100 km/h (62 mph) in 4.3s with the automatic and in 4.5s with the manual. Top speed stands at 250 km/h (155 mph) and 270 km/h (168 mph), respectively.
The average fuel consumption stands at 8.5L / 100km (7.9L), with 11.6L / 100km (10.5L) urban and 6.7L / 100km (6.4L) extra-urban. The CO2 emissions stop at 199 g/km (185 g/km) and the engine is Euro 6 compliant. BMW says that the dimensions of the car stand at 4,468 mm in length, 1,854 mm in width and 1,410 mm in height, with a wheelbase of 2,693 mm, while the curb weight is 1,495 kg. The M2 Coupe has been developed and tested on the Nurburgring. No pricing details or availability info have been announced on the car so expect to see it shortly in our news section.