BMW releases new images of the M2 decked out with M Performance Parts. This particular model is painted in Mineral Grey and features a wide range of M Performance Parts: black kidney grilles, black side gills, carbon fiber mirror caps, carbon fiber front apron, side skirts, rear diffuser, rear spoiler lid, side M Performance illuminated door sill, LED door projectors, M Performance exhaust system with titanium tips and M Performance coilover suspension.
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The M Performance brake kit was also fitted to the M2, with the typical blue calipers. The final touch on this project are the M stripes which give the M2 that sporty and show off look.
Inside the cabin, this M2 comes with the full carbon fiber treatment, from the dashboard inserts and M Performance Steering Wheel, to the center console and knob shifter.
With the M2, BMW has gone back to basics, but has added a modern twist. It 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. (Combined fuel consumption, with six-speed manual gearbox: 8.5 l/100 km [33.2 mpg imp]; CO2 emissions combined: 199 g/km; with optional M Double Clutch transmission [M DCT]: 7.9 l/100 km [35.8 mpg imp]; CO2 emissions combined: 185 g/km).
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.
All of that tech and power allows the M2, with the optional M Double Clutch Transmission (M DCT) in place and Launch Control activated, to sprint from rest to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 4.3 seconds (4.5 s with the six-speed manual gearbox). The top speed of the new BMW M2 is electronically limited to 250 km/h (155 mph). If the M Driver’s Package – which includes a BMW Driving Experience voucher for a track training course – is specified, this cut-off point doesn’t arrive until 270 km/h (168 mph).
Perhaps the greatest impact on the sportiness of the BMW M2 has the new M Performance Exhaust System with silencer flaps whose modes can be selected via a Bluetooth remote control. In addition to the version seen here – with four 80 mm tailpipes – BMW also offers a variant with carbon fiber tailpipe with a diameter of 93 mm.