04 Feb, 2016
When BMW created the 1M, they drastically underestimated demand resulting in sky high resale values and all but guaranteeing a future collectors item. Will the M2 be more of the same?
Powered by a 3.0 liter Twin Turbo Inline-6 putting 365HP and 369 lb-ft of torque, the M2 will sprint from 0-60 in 4.2 seconds (DCT, 4.4 for the manual) and reach the 1/4 mile in the mid to high 12s. Top speed is electronically limited to 155mph but I’m sure it can get much higher than that with the “proper tuning”.
Other upgrades over the standard 2 series include the lightweight aluminium front and rear axles from the BMW M3/M4 models, forged 19-inch aluminium wheels with mixed-size tyres, M Servotronic steering with two settings, suitably effective M compound brakes, and an electronically controlled Active M Differential, which optimises traction and directional stability.
It will start at $52,695.