2023 BMW M2: specification, price and photos

The all-new second generation 2023 BMW M2 has been officially unveiled today, combining compact dimensions with powertrain and chassis technology from the latest BMW M3 and M4 to create a new iteration of the baby M car.

Availability of a six-speed manual alongside an eight-speed automatic transmission, the new M2 continues to appeal to the pure enthusiast while maintaining its unique offering in the segment.

The BMW M straight-six engine with M TwinPower Turbo technology that powers the new M2 has been upgraded to produce 338kW of power at 6,250rpm, 36kW more than before. It develops a peak torque of 550Nm which is produced between 2,650 and 5,870rpm. The TwinPower Turbo unit revs to a maximum of 7,200rpm.

The build-up of power is accompanied by a richer soundtrack generated by the M-specific exhaust system with electrically controlled flaps.

The sports coupe completes the sprint to 100km/h from rest in just 4.1 seconds with the eight-speed automatic transmission and in 4.3 seconds with the six-speed manual gearbox.

Powering on, 200km/h arrives in 13.5 seconds (automatic) or 14.3 seconds (manual). The limited top speed of the new M2 can be raised from 250km/h to 285km/h by specifying the optional M Carbon Experience.

The new M2 rides on 19-inch M light-alloys at the front and 20-inch items at the rear, with customers able to choose double spoke designs in either black or bicolour styles.

The new M2 is set to launch in Australia in the first half of 2023 with the highest level of standard specification.

2023 BMW M2 Specification:

  • 19”/20” M light alloy wheels
  • Active M Differential
  • Adaptive LED headlights incl. High Beam Assistant
  • Adaptive M Suspension
  • Alarm system
  • Ambient light
  • Automatic climate control, 3-zone
  • BMW Head-Up Display
  • BMW Live Cockpit Professional with 12.3” Instrument Display and 14.9” Control Display w. BMW Operating System 8
  • BMW M 50 year anniversary badging (available until March 2023 production)
  • Comfort Access system (incl. BMW Digital Key for 8-speed M Steptronic transmission)
  • Connected Package Professional
  • DAB+ digital radio
  • Driving Assistant
  • Active cruise control with Stop&Go (automatic transmission)
  • Electric seat adjustment
  • Leather ‘Vernasca’ Upholstery
  • harman/kardon Surround Sound System
  • Lumbar Support for driver and front passenger
  • M Compound Brake, Blue (also available with red high gloss callipers)
  • M Drive Professional
  • M high-gloss Shadowline with extended contents
  • M interior trim finishers Carbon Fibre
  • M Lights Shadowline
  • M seat belts
  • M Sport Seats for driver and front passenger
  • Metallic paintwork
  • Parking Assistant
  • Seat Heating for driver and front passenger
  • Smartphone integration with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay
  • Steering wheel heating
  • Storage compartment package
  • Tyre pressure monitoring system
  • Tyre repair kit
  • Wireless smartphone charging

Equipment program

M Carbon Experience: $14,500
Package comprises the following:

M Carbon bucket seats
– 10.8kg weight reduction

– Cut-outs in the rear seat backrest, side sections and functional belt guides for
multi-point seat belts

– Visible carbon surfaces across back sections

– Removable headrest cover for additional helmet space

– Trimmed in Leather ‘Merino’ upholstery with exclusive highlights

BMW M Driving Experience Advance 1
– Voucher for BMW M Driving Experience Advance 1 course at BMW Driving Experience

M Driver’s package
– Vmax increase from 250km/h to 285km/h
– Voucher for BMW M Driving Experience Advance 2 course at BMW Driving Experience

Paint finishes (all no cost options):


Alpine White
M Zandvoort Blue


Black Sapphire
M Toronto Red

M Brooklyn Grey

Alloy wheels (both no cost options)

  • 19″/20″ M light alloy wheels Double-spoke style 930 M with mixed tyres, Jet Black
  • 19″/20″ M light alloy wheels Double-spoke style 930 M Bicolour with mixed tyres


Leather ‘Vernasca’ (both no cost options)

  • Black with exclusive highlights
  • Cognac with décor stitching

Leather ‘Merino’

  • Black with exclusive highlights (included with M Carbon Experience package; see above)

Interior trim 

M ‘Carbon Fibre’: Standard equipment
(Incl. CFRP inserts in steering wheel and CFRP gearshift paddles on steering wheel)

Price (Excluding on-road costs): $119,900

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