So it happened: the new generation BMW M2 sports coupe debuted. The car is important because it is one of the last examples of a “hot coupe” without any hint of electrification – even at the level of small “auxiliary hybrids”. The new BMW M2 coupe offers the most “old-school” character: lots of power, manual transmission, rear-wheel drive. And the new BMW M2 coupe offers its own design, which is noticeably different from the usual BMW 2-series coupes.
Note the original front bumper with almost rectangular air scoops, the pointed headlights with corner inserts (the company says this is a nod to BMW 2002), the custom rear bumper and “2×2” exhaust system, the widened wheel arches and huge wheels – we have 19-inch front and 20-inch rear. The BMW M2 coupe really looks original and aggressive!
Will technology support this direction? Of course, because a 3-liter 6-cylinder S58 gasoline engine is hidden under the hood. And this means that 460 “horses” of power and 550 Nm of torque are hidden under the hood and transmitted to the rear wheels through a 6-speed mechanical transmission. Although you can also choose an 8-speed automatic one. Accelerating 0-100 km/h is completed in 4.1-4.3 seconds, the maximum speed reaches 250 or even 285 km/h provided that a special package is ordered.
And as an option, a carbon roof is offered, 6-piston calipers on the front wheels, an active rear differential, etc. are provided. The new BMW M2 sports coupe is “small” only in terms of size, but in terms of technology, it fully corresponds to the “older” BMW models.
Sports bucket seats, a steering wheel with M-buttons, and two displays are waiting in the pilot’s cabin. The first (12.3-inch) plays the role of a digital dashboard. The second (14.9-inch) is used to control the secondary functions of the car. In addition, pay attention to the door trim in traditional M colors or the advanced capabilities of the on-board computer: there is even a drift analysis program!
The BMW M2 sports coupe is gradually being opened for order depending on the country. However, the actual “live” cars on the streets will have to wait: the first ones will arrive in April 2023. However, the estimated cost is already known: from $63,000 in the US; and probably about the same, but in euros for the European market. It’s worth it?