BMW released 740 1-series M (not actually M1 since it had served as a moniker to the 80’s supercar) coupe to the U.S. market in 2011. After half a decade of long wait, the carmaker now gives us the successor in the body of the 2016 BMW M2.
What M2 Has to Offer
M2 is expected to be an authentic driver’s car on all sides and facades, down to its very core. In terms of formula, the new generation sport compact Bimmer greatly resembles 1- series M but the exterior was derived from M4. Up front, save for the bumper and the kidney-shaped grille, everything seemed to resemble its forerunners—the M3, M4 and M6. The newly designed bumper carries the coupe quite well and that’s a big thanks to the huge air intakes, sculpted aero add-ons and the honeycomb grille.
For interested buyers, M2 is currently offered in 4 various colors: Alpine White, Black Sapphire Metallic, Long Beach Blue and Metallic Mineral Grey Metallic.
As expected of a BMW, interior bespeaks class, comfort and comfort. The driver himself can truly succumb to the aura of challenge and competition. Everything is cozily within reach and accessible. M2 comes with a myriad of cool tech features such as the GoPro app through the iDrive touch controller on the Bimmer’s Control Display and the M Laptimer app. The latter supplies the driver the record of the car’s speed, engine speed, the current gear used, lateral and longitudinal acceleration, accelerator position, fuel consumption and the steering angle.
When it comes to the performance, these specifications will give you the idea of M2’s performance:
- Category : Premium Sport Compact
- Engine : turbo-charged and intercooled inline-6, front engine
- Transmission : 6-speed manual
- Drivetrain : RWD
- Power : 365hp
- Torque : 369 lb.-ft.
- 0-60 mph : 4.2 seconds
- Top Speed : 164 mph (governor limited)
- Mileage : (city) 18 MPG; (highway) 26 MPG; (as observed) 20 MPG
- Price : starting at $52,695 to $53,245 (as tested)