A single glance is all it takes to pick the new BMW M2 Coupe out as a member of the BMW M family, with its styling also keen to advertise its dynamic attributes. Inspired by models from the history of BMW in motor racing, the new M2 Coupe makes no secret of its extraordinary performance potential.
Unleashed to the world in a press release issued today, this new model is essentially a beefed up version of the already popular M235i. It harnnesses power from a twin-turbo 3.0-liter six-cylinder engine, which rates at 370 hp and up to 369 lb-ft of torque. This is a 50 hp and 39 lb-ft increase over the M235i.
When fitted with the automatic transmission, BMW states that the M2 Coupe’s 0-62 mph time is just 4.3 seconds and 4.5 seconds with the manual transmission, with a governed top speed of 155 mph. However, the optional M Driver’s Package can increase the top speed to 168 mph.
A quicker 0-62 mph sprint and possibly quicker lap times are not only possible because of the added power, but also because of the Active M Differential. This active differential maximises traction in tight situations. Turn on the Dynamic Stability Control (MDM), which allows wheel slip, and you can enjoy the BMW drifts that you know and love – on a closed course with professional supervision, of course.