BMW has been testing the patience of their fans for quite a while, and the wait was definitely worth it by unveiling their new M2. An indirect successor to the 1M Coupe, it might not be long before we start seeing one of these rolling on the streets as BMW has started production for their new performance model.
This is actually sooner than some had predicted which was in late November. Looks like BMW is adamant in treating their fans by trying to get the M2 on the streets as fast as possible.
The new M2 features a 3.0-liter M TwinPower Turbo six-cylinder engine that pushes out 365bhp and 343 lb-ft of torque. BMW also added a boost function that raises the torque level to 369 lb-ft with overboost. When mated to a six-speed manual, zerotohundred takes just 4.4 seconds and an extra 0.2 seconds are shaved off if fitted with the optional seven-speed M Double Clutch Transmission.
The M2 is also fitted with an aggressive front fascia that qualifies it to sit alongside other M models, a revised grille and 19-inch forged aluminium wheels wrapped in Michelin Pilot Super Sports tires. To further differentiate the M2 from the usual 2-Series, it also has front fender vents, widened wheel arches and a four-tailpipe sports exhaust system.