The BMW M2 will sneak under $90,000 plus on-road costs when it lands in Australia in April.
BMW Australia today announced official pricing and specifications for the first-ever M2 coupe, confirming leaked information that appeared online earlier this month.
As we reported last week, the BMW M2 Pure six-speed manual will kick off the line-up from $89,900, while the flagship BMW M2 (available with either the manual or a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission) will cost from $98,900.
The spiritual successor to the 1 Series M Coupe, the M2 follows a similar mechanical formula. Under the bonnet is a turbocharged 3.0-litre inline-six engine that produces 272kW of power and 465Nm of torque.
Launching from 0-100km/h takes just 4.3 seconds with the dual-clutch, making the M2 just two tenths of a second slower to triple figures than the M4 that costs $51,000 more.
A host of mechanical enhancements clearly position the M2 Pure and M2 at the top of the 2 Series coupe family, and worthy members of the M sub-division.
Those massively flared wheel arches accommodate wider front and rear tracks, bigger 19-inch forged aluminium wheels and broad Michelin Pilot Super Sport tyres (245/35 at the front and 265/35 at the rear), and more aggressive brakes (380mm front discs with four-piston calipers, 370mm rear discs with two-piston calipers).
Strong and lightweight aluminium is used throughout the front and rear suspension structures as well as the reinforcing plate between the front axel sub frame and the side sills.
BMW’s Active M Differential is also employed, as is the M Dynamic Mode that allows a little wheel slip for “controlled drifts” on the track.
The BMW M2 also boasts equipment fitting of its flagship billing atop the 2 Series range, as detailed below.
BMW M2 pricing (plus on-road costs):
M2 Pure $89,900
BMW M2 specifications:
Driving Assistant with Approach Control Warning, Lane Departure Warning, Pedestrian Warning, light city braking function and Attentiveness Assistant
Reverse-view camera with rear sensors
Cruise control with braking function
Connected Drive Services, TeleServices, Intelligent Emergency Call, Remote Services, Internet, Concierge Services and Real Time Traffic Information
Dakota leather upholstery
Carbonfibre interior trim
HiFi sound system
Navigation system Professional
DAB+ digital radio
Tyre pressure monitor
Interior and exterior mirrors with anti-dazzle
Interior lights package
M2 (adds over M2 Pure)
Seven-speed M dual-clutch transmission with Drivelogic
Adaptive headlights with BMW Selective Beam (anti-dazzle high beam assist)
Comfort Access System
Harman Kardon surround sound system
Electric front seat adjustment with electric lumbar
Heated front seats