BMW Introduces All-New M2

BMW has introduced the second generation M2, which features compact dimensions, an inline 6-cylinder engine, a manual gearbox, rear-wheel drive and more, the German automaker announced.

At 180.3 inches long, 74.3 inches wide, and 55.2 inches tall, the new M2 is 4.1 inches longer than its predecessor, 1.3 inches wider, and 0.3 inches lower. The 108.1-inch wheelbase of the new BMW M2 is 4.3 inches shorter than that of the BMW M4 but 2.1 inches longer than the previous M2, benefitting legroom front and rear. Track widths have increased by 1.5 inches (to 63.7) at the front and .16 inches (to 63.2) at the rear, matching the M4.

The M2 model is differentiated from 2 Series models by M-specific design features necessary for cool air intake and routing and aerodynamic balance, and an available M Carbon roof as an option. At the rear, a diffuser insert incorporates M quad tailpipes.

The new BMW M2 will be available in two solid and three metallic exterior paint shades: Alpine White, Black Sapphire metallic, Brooklyn Grey metallic, Toronto Red metallic, and the new Zandvoort Blue available exclusively on the new M2.

Standard on the new BMW M2 are exclusively-designed M double-spoke light-alloy wheels in a Jet Black finish; 19-inch at the front and 20-inch at the rear. The same design in a bi-color finish is a no-cost option.

With 453 hp the M2 is powered by a TwinPower Turbo inline 6-cylinder S58 engine, which overpowers the unit in its predecessor by 48 hp, BMW said. The engine revs to a maximum 7,200 rpm. Two mono-scroll turbochargers supply compressed air to the combustion chambers. The turbocharging system also features an indirect intercooler and an electronically controlled wastegate.

The new BMW M2 comes standard with a six-speed manual gearbox, or can be paired to an available eight-speed M Steptronic transmission. Top speed is electronically limited to 155 mph, or 177 mph if the optional M Driver’s Package is specified.

The M2 also uses suspension components developed for the M3 and M4

The M Compound brakes on the new BMW M2 – six-piston, fixed-caliper brakes with 15-inch discs at the front, and single-piston, floating-caliper brakes with 14.6-inch discs at the rear – deliver the stopping power. The calipers are painted in Blue metallic as standard, with a Red finish available as an option.

Major Standard Equipment

  • Manual transmission
  • 19-inch/20-inch M Light Alloy Jet Black Double-Spoke 930M wheels with mixed tires
  • Vernasca Leather upholstery
  • Heated M Sport seats
  • BMW Curved Display with iDrive 8 and BMW Maps
  • M Drive Professional
  • Illuminated M Trim

Optional Equipment Packages

  • Shadowline Package
    • M Shadowline Lights
    • Exhaust tips in black
  • Carbon Package
    • M Carbon roof
    • M Carbon bucket seats in Black Full Merino Leather with M Color Highlight
    • Carbon fiber trim
  • Lighting Package
    • Adaptive Full LED headlights
    • Automatic High Beams

Standalone Options

  • Remote engine start
  • 8-speed Sport Automatic transmission with Drivelogic
  • M Compound brakes with red calipers
  • Active Cruise Control
  • Personal eSIM 5G
  • Live Cockpit Professional including Head-Up Display
  • M Driver’s Package
  • M Carbon roof
  • Carbon fiber trim
  • Parking Assistant
  • Wireless Device Charging
  • 19-inch/20-inch M Light Alloy Bi-Color Double-Spoke 930M Wheels with mixed tires
  • Heated Steering Wheel

Exterior Paints

  • Alpine White
  • Zandvoort Blue
  • Black Sapphire metallic
  • Toronto Red metallic
  • Brooklyn Grey metallic

Interior Upholsteries

  • Black Vernasca Leather with M Color Stitching
  • Black Vernasca Leather with Blue Contrast Stitching
  • Cognac Vernasca Leather with Contrast Stitching
  • Black Full Merino Leather with M Color Highlight

Interior Trims

  • Black High Gloss
  • Aluminum Rhombicle Anthracite
  • Carbon Fiber

A.J. Hecht

A.J. Hecht is the managing editor of THE SHOP and host of the In Gear with THE SHOP podcast. Have an idea, a tip, or a question you’d like to see answered? Contact A.J. at ahecht@cahabamedia.com.

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