The BMW M2 Coupe will arrive in Australia from Q2 next year, priced from $89,900 plus on-road costs for the 6-speed manual only, entry-level M2 Pure.
It is joined by the range topping, 7-speed double clutch transmission equipped M2 from $98,900.
The eagerly anticipated M division model is powered by a 3.0-litre in-line six-cylinder engine featuring TwinScroll turbocharger, high-precision injection, double-VANOS variable camshaft control and Valvetronic variable valve control, generating 272kW and 465Nm of torque.
The M2 Pure will hurl itself from 0-100km/h in 4.5 seconds, while the range-topping M2 with standard 7-speed Double-Clutch Transmission and Launch Control takes just 4.3 seconds.
The double-clutch transmission features Drivelogic and Stability Clutch Control that opens the clutch when the vehicle threatens to oversteer to stabilize the car – a function enabling slight rear-wheel slip and Creep on Demand.
The 6-speed manual – which is offered as a no cost option for the M2 – comes with new carbon fibre friction lining and speed synchronization. It automatically blips the throttle on downshifts and reduces engine speeds during upshifts.
The design of the BMW M2 emphasises its place as the leading performance model of the brand’s compact range, with a prominent M double-spoke kidney grille, low-slung front apron with large M air inlets and trapeze-shaped blades and air curtains for optimised aerodynamics.
Characteristic M quad exhausts in high-gloss Chrome and an integrated diffuser element in the rear apron emphasise the athletic low centre of gravity, while a spoiler on the rear edge of the tailgate enhances the aerodynamic balance between the front and rear axle.
Typically driver orientated, the cockpit is complemented by numerous M features, such as Black Dakota leather sports seats with blue contrast stitching, complete with embossed headrests, adjustable side bolsters, open pored carbon fibre trim and M three-spoke steering wheel.
Leading the equipment highlights, the BMW M2 Coupe includes an Active M differential, M compound brakes, Tyre Pressure Monitor, Driving Assistant, rear Park Distance Control, Rear View Camera, Carbon fibre interior trim and Dakota leather upholstery.
Automatic air conditioning, Bi-Xenon headlights, DAB+ digital radio, navigation system Professional with Real Time Traffic Information, interior and exterior mirrors with anti-dazzle, interior lights package and HiFi sound system are also included on both models.
The BMW M2 receives further equipment, including an alarm system, Comfort Access System, adaptive headlights, BMW Selective Beam, electric lumbar support and seat adjustment, seat heating and harman/kardon surround sound system.
BMW M2 Australian Pricing (Excl. on-road costs) and Standard Features
BMW M2 Pure $89,900
- Active M differential
- M compound brakes
- 19-inch M light alloy double spoke wheels
- Tyre Pressure Monitor
- Connected Drive Services, TeleServices, Intelligent Emergency Call, Remote Services, Internet, Concierge Services and Real Time Traffic Information (RTTI)
- Cruise control with braking function
- Driving Assistant, with Approach Control Warning, Lane Departure Warning, Pedestrian Warning, light city braking function and Attentiveness Assistant
- Park Distance Control (PDC), rear
- Rear View Camera
- Bi-Xenon headlights
- Interior and exterior mirrors with anti-dazzle
- Interior lights package
- Carbon fibre interior trim
- Dakota leather upholstery
- Automatic air conditioning
- DAB+ digital radio
- Navigation system Professional
- HiFi sound system
BMW M2 $98,900
Specification above M2 Pure
- 7-speed M Double-Clutch transmission with Drivelogic
- Alarm System
- Comfort Access System
- Adaptive headlights
- BMW Selective Beam (anti-dazzle High-Beam assist)
- Lumbar support, electric
- Seat adjustment, electric
- Seat heating
- harman/kardon surround sound system