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BMW M2

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Overview of the BMW M2

Learn about the BMW M2

Summary

Returning to the German manufacturer's roots, the BMW M2 is a performance-focused coupe that evokes images of the brand's early race-ready vehicles. The BMW M2 was originally introduced in 2016 as a high-performance version of the brand's popular 2 Series vehicle. Often regarded as a fun vehicle to drive, the compact coupe combines a powerful engine with precision handling. While some drivers have found the interior of the BMW M2 isn't configured in the most practical manner, the energetic car has a surprising amount of storage space with split-folding rear seats.

Safety

Inspired by BMW's rich racing history, the compact BMW M2 makes sure not to sacrifice safety for the sake of fun. The original 2016 BMW M2 comes standard with an impressive selection of safety and advanced driver assistance features, including anti-lock braking system, traction and stability control, as well as full-length side curtain airbags. Additionally, several optional features are available, including:

Lane departure warning – which uses cameras to tell if the car is drifting out of its lane

Forward collision warning – to monitor driving speed and alert you if the distance between vehicles poses any potential dangers

Interior

Featuring a pared-down cockpit design up front, the BMW M2 is undoubtedly a driver-focused car. It's easy to get comfortable with a wide range of available adjustments in both the steering wheel and seat. While the inclusion of rear seats makes the vehicle much more practical than many of the sports-car-like competitors in its class, taller passengers are likely to find these seats uncomfortable.

Updated elements in the 2018 BMW M2, like the digital gauge cluster and centre console, better suit drivers and passengers alike.

Technology

As one of BMW's streamlined models, the BMW M2 utilizes a range of technological features that are relatively easy to operate. All recent models come standard with the manufacturer's signature iDrive infotainment system with an 8.8-inch display screen. This high-resolution system can be controlled by either a rotary dial found between the seats or directly via touch—both methods are intuitive and function smoothly.

Although some drivers will be displeased to find that Android Auto is not supported, Apple CarPlay is available as well as wireless charging and a Wi-Fi hot spot.

Space

Sleek and compact, the BMW M2 is a two-door coupe that's capable of seating up to four passengers. Opting for a two-seat back instead of the ever-popular three-seat bench, the BMW M2 does its best to make a small interior feel large, though the rear seats lack some head and legroom.

The vehicle's impressive 390 L trunk actually offers slightly more storage space than the sizeable Volkswagen Golf. This can extend even further by folding down the rear seats if need be.

Comfort

Featuring a 365-horsepower six-cylinder turbo engine, the 2017 BMW M2 can sprint from 0 to 100 km/h in just 4.35 seconds. Pair this engine with an Overboost feature that allows the vehicle to increase torque for better acceleration, and you've got a remarkable driving performance.

The BMW M2's sporty handling allows drivers to confidently tackle twisting roads with ease. Whether commuting through the city or merging onto the highway, this compact coupe offers a smooth ride that is undeniably fun.

Pros and cons of the BMW M2

  • Exceptionally precise handling
  • Powerful engine options
  • Intuitive infotainment system
  • Limited space in rear seats
  • Road noise can be intrusive
  • Few options for interior customization
This is general information and should not be relied on as purchasing advice.

Specifications of the BMW M2

Key specifications available across all trim levels
  • Seats4
  • Doors2
  • Fuel typeGas
  • TransmissionManual or Automatic
  • City consumption11.2 - 12.3 L/100km
  • Highway consumption7.1 - 8.5 L/100km
  • Width1774 mm
  • Length4454 - 4469 mm
  • Trunk space283 - 390 L
  • Cargo space283 - 390 L
Exact values depend on trim and engine choice.

Trims available with the BMW M2

What is a trim? Trims are different options of the same car with different features and equipment. The specs depend on the trim you choose.This variant of the BMW M2 2014 - present is available in 2 trims:

Basic trim features and specs

Available with the Basic trim:
  • Rear seat ski hatch (optional)
Available across all trims:
  • 2 climate zones
  • Air conditioning (automatic)
  • Center arm rest between front seats
  • Driver seat has lumbar support (optional)
  • Electric windows
  • Electrically adjustable front seats
  • Front seats have lumbar support (optional)
  • Heated front seats
  • Heated steering wheel
  • ISOFIX installation points
  • Leather steering wheel
  • Multifunction steering wheel
  • Paddle shifters (optional)
  • Passenger seat has lumbar support (optional)
  • Power steering
  • Sport seats in the front
  • Tire repair kit
Available with the Basic trim:
  • Bi-Xenon headlights (optional)
  • Cornering lights (optional)
  • High-beam assist (optional)
  • LED headlights (optional)
Available across all trims:
  • Adaptive bending lights (optional)
  • Alloy wheels
  • Daytime running lights
  • Door mirrors electrically adjustable
  • Four-wheel drive (optional)
  • Headlight cleaners
  • LED daytime running lights
  • Short wheel base
  • Sunroof (optional)
Available with the Basic trim:
  • Collision warning system (optional)
  • Dimming interior mirror (optional)
  • Dusk sensor (optional)
Available across all trims:
  • Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
  • Brake assist system
  • Collision warning system with automatic braking (optional)
  • Disc brakes
  • Electronic traction control
  • Emergency call system
  • Fatigue warning system (optional)
  • Four-wheel drive
  • Front-driver airbag
  • Front-passenger airbag
  • Knee airbag
  • Lane departure warning (optional)
  • Rain sensor
  • Rear-wheel drive
  • Side airbag
  • Side curtain airbag
  • Stability control
  • Tire pressure indicator
Available with the Basic trim:
  • Front view camera (optional)
  • Rear sensors (optional)
  • Rear view camera (optional)
Available across all trims:
  • Apple CarPlay (optional)
  • Automatic parking (optional)
  • Bluetooth
  • CD player
  • Computer
  • Cruise control
  • Digital radio
  • Front sensors (optional)
  • Hill start assist
  • Keyless entry (optional)
  • MP3-CD player
  • Navigation system (optional)
  • Power door locks
  • Radio
  • Start stop system
  • Traffic sign recognition (optional)
  • USB port for front passengers
  • WiFi (optional)
  • Wireless charging pad/mat (optional)
2 engines are available with the Basic trim:
3 L - Gas - 322 hp
City consumption:11.2 - 11.9 L/100km
Highway consumption:7.1 - 8.5 L/100km
Transmission:Manual or Automatic
Range:501 - 554 km
3 L - Gas - 335 hp
City consumption:11.2 - 12.3 L/100km
Highway consumption:7.6 - 8.5 L/100km
Transmission:Manual or Automatic
Range:494 - 540 km

M240i trim features and specs

Available with the M240i trim:
  • Rear seat ski hatch
Available across all trims:
  • 2 climate zones
  • Air conditioning (automatic)
  • Center arm rest between front seats
  • Driver seat has lumbar support (optional)
  • Electric windows
  • Electrically adjustable front seats
  • Front seats have lumbar support (optional)
  • Heated front seats
  • Heated steering wheel
  • ISOFIX installation points
  • Leather steering wheel
  • Multifunction steering wheel
  • Paddle shifters (optional)
  • Passenger seat has lumbar support (optional)
  • Power steering
  • Sport seats in the front
  • Tire repair kit
Available with the M240i trim:
  • Cornering lights
  • LED headlights
Available across all trims:
  • Adaptive bending lights (optional)
  • Alloy wheels
  • Daytime running lights
  • Door mirrors electrically adjustable
  • Four-wheel drive (optional)
  • Headlight cleaners
  • LED daytime running lights
  • Short wheel base
  • Sunroof (optional)
Available with the M240i trim:
  • Collision warning system
  • Dimming interior mirror
  • Dusk sensor
Available across all trims:
  • Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
  • Brake assist system
  • Collision warning system with automatic braking (optional)
  • Disc brakes
  • Electronic traction control
  • Emergency call system
  • Fatigue warning system (optional)
  • Four-wheel drive
  • Front-driver airbag
  • Front-passenger airbag
  • Knee airbag
  • Lane departure warning (optional)
  • Rain sensor
  • Rear-wheel drive
  • Side airbag
  • Side curtain airbag
  • Stability control
  • Tire pressure indicator
Available with the M240i trim:
  • Rear sensors
  • Rear view camera
Available across all trims:
  • Apple CarPlay (optional)
  • Automatic parking (optional)
  • Bluetooth
  • CD player
  • Computer
  • Cruise control
  • Digital radio
  • Front sensors (optional)
  • Hill start assist
  • Keyless entry (optional)
  • MP3-CD player
  • Navigation system (optional)
  • Power door locks
  • Radio
  • Start stop system
  • Traffic sign recognition (optional)
  • USB port for front passengers
  • WiFi (optional)
  • Wireless charging pad/mat (optional)
1 engine is available with the M240i trim:
3 L - Gas - 335 hp
City consumption:11.2 - 12.3 L/100km
Highway consumption:7.6 - 8.3 L/100km
Transmission:Manual or Automatic
Range:494 - 540 km

Frequently asked questions about the BMW M2

Featuring a completely different engine and overhauled design, the BMW M2 Competition enhances the vehicle to solve many of the complaints that consumers had with the original M2.

A brand new 2020 BMW M2 Competition coupe is available for roughly $70,000. Earlier models, such as the 2017 BMW M2, can be found from $55,000 to $63,000.

Earlier versions of the BMW M2 came standard with a 365-horsepower six-cylinder turbo engine. The 2020 BMW M2 Competition is powered by a twin-turbo 3.0 L inline-six cylinder engine that produces 405 horsepower.

The 2017 BMW M2 comes standard with a 12-speaker Harmon Kardon audio system with satellite radio and a USB port.

No, all versions of the BMW M2, regardless of the year or trim, are rear-wheel driving vehicles.