The new BMW M2 is available only in four exterior paint finishes – Long Beach Blue metallic, Alpine White, Black Sapphire and Mineral Grey. The launch color – and the marketing paint for that matter – is Long Beach Blue which first appeared on the X5 M. While BMW showed us the M2 in different colors through their online visualizer, this is the very first time when the M2 shows up in public in another color than the blue.
Courtesy of Facebook page Kraftklub M, we’re bringing you the first real life photos of the BMW M2 in Sapphire Black. While the quality of the photos is far from being the highest possible, the shots allow us to see what the M2 looks like in the subtle, classy, yet sporty black.
Inside, BMW only offers one trim and leather option – black Dakota leather with blue contrast stitching and an M logo in the backrests. The trim strip is made of porous carbon fiber while the Alcantara for the door cards and parking brake lever gaiter offer some extra sportiness.
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BMW M2 uses a brand-new six-cylinder in-line engine, with M TwinPower Turbo technology and three-liter displacement, develops 272 kW/370 hp with peak torque of 465 Nm / 343 lb-ft. Peak torque of 465 Nm (343 lb-ft) can be increased to as much as 500 Nm (369 lb-ft) in short bursts under overboost. With the optional M Double Clutch Transmission (M DCT) in place and Launch Control activated, BMW M2 sprints from rest to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 4.3 seconds (4.5 s with the six-speed manual gearbox).
The BMW M2 Coupe will celebrate its market debut in April 2016 and will be sold in Germany at prices starting at 56,700 euros. The quantities are not limited – according to official statements – and are likely to significantly surpass the BMW 1 Series M Coupé.