BMW unveiled the second-generation M2 Coupe and it comes with a completely new design, along with plenty of features and tech. The debut of the new BMW M2 marks another highlight event in the model offensive celebrating the 50-year anniversary of BMW M GmbH.
The BMW M2 is declared to be the final pure-combustion offering from the brand’s M division. Sitting below the brand’s iconic M3 and M4 offerings, the sports coupe is described as the spiritual successor to the 2002 Turbo Sports Coupe and the short-lived BMW 1M.
The 2023 BMW M2 gets the brand’s S58 unit, the same engine which also powers the current M3 and M4 offerings. However, the 3.0-litre twin-turbocharged inline-6 engine on the M2 has been de-tuned to produce 453 bhp and 56 kgm. The engine comes with the option of either a 6-speed manual or an 8-speed automatic transmission.
BMW claims that the M2 with the manual gearbox is capable of accelerating from zero to 100 kph in 4.3 seconds, while the automatic gearbox-equipped version does it in 4.1 seconds. The 2023 M2 has an electronically-limited top speed of 250 kph, which can be increased to 284 kph with the optional M Driver’s pack.
It features a horizontal kidney grille at the front, flanked by slim LED headlamps with LED DRLs on either side. The front bumper gets a large air dam at the centre, with square air intakes on either side. The car sits on 19-inch front and 20-inch rear wheels. It also gets slim LED taillights and a squarish rear bumper with a diffuser and quad-exhaust tips.
The BMW M2 also comes with M Sport seats, with M Carbon bucket seats offered as an option. It also gets features like a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster, a 14.9-inch infotainment screen with connected tech and BMW’s latest iDrive8 software and M-specific controls and configurations among others.