BMW M2 Breaks Cover

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The stunning new BMW M2 was unveiled this week, and in the video below with E30 M3 and 1M in tow and hints of a Nürburgring lap time of just 7:58 they are placing all bets that their ultimate drivers car has been baked in to this new M car.

Using a modified version of the single turbo 3.0 N55 engine found in the superb M135i, it will produce 365bhp and 343lb/ft of torque (an M4 for reference makes 420bhp from the S55 motor).   Using the M-DCT dual clutcher and launch control, 60 should be despatched in 4.3 seconds, the same as the M4.  Weighing in at a shade under 1.5 ton makes it marginally lighter than it’s big brother.

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There is no doubt that the M2 is a fantastic looking car with the signature M division wing vent, wider body and track the clear indicators that this is no SE spec 2 series.

Prices start from £44k, with rivals such as the A45 AMG and the new Audi RS3 coming in at £40k, and the M3 at £57k.

Still interested?  Check out BMW’s own launch film below and you can see this car is aimed squarely at the driving enthusiast.

https://youtu.be/ww37JDbFO20

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RMS Forum Comments

jagged 13:05 | Thu 15 Oct, 2015 | Report
Yes i'll have one of those please in phoenix yellow --- or Dakar ----- or white ---- or ?
Boabybooster 13:10 | Thu 15 Oct, 2015 | Report
Imo BMW have always had disappointing looking seats in their M cars.
mcmurray 13:53 | Thu 15 Oct, 2015 | Report
| Imo BMW have always had disappointing looking seats in their M cars.
That's so they can up-sell their expensive 'M Performance' seats to you when you're ticking the options list.
davey-dimples 14:12 | Thu 15 Oct, 2015 | Report
So no more M1/1M ? BMW models are getting very confusing, what was wrong with 3,5,7 (and1)?? lol
hutchy_belfast 14:20 | Thu 15 Oct, 2015 | Report
If you have no need for 5 doors then that beats the pants off an Audi RS3 in every single way.
Boabybooster 14:31 | Thu 15 Oct, 2015 | Report
Backend lets down the looks as well.
chris_b 14:54 | Thu 15 Oct, 2015 | Report
Too expensive and a bit of a let down IMO really. That's a 50k car by the time you add some spec into it. Much rather a few months old M3, M4
Woodcutter 14:56 | Thu 15 Oct, 2015 | Report
I love it. But you can buy an almost new M4/M3 for the same money. Great little car though, will make a superb buy in a couple of years time. If you didn't need the seats though, a used Cayman S is a much better buy.
AlpineF30 15:23 | Thu 15 Oct, 2015 | Report
Lack of 'M' mirrors on it as well, a trait of the M cars has always been they have had different wing mirrors to the standard line, this doesn't so it's a slight let down for me.
Conor 19:22 | Thu 15 Oct, 2015 | Report
Absolutely love it, looks like it'd be mental.


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