Best-selling M-car gets a stealthy makeover

BMW has unveiled the M2 Black Shadow Edition, with a range of blacked-out styling tweaks to stand out from the crowd.

According to the company, the M2 was the best-selling BMW M car last year, with more than 12,000 finding homes worldwide.

The Black Shadow builds on the same basic foundation as the regular M2, with power from a 272kW 3.0-litre turbocharged inline six, for a 4.3-second sprint to 100km/h. The special edition will be offered with a seven-speed M DCT transmission, or a six-speed manual.

In a move that will make Henry Ford happy, the car is available in any colour as long as it's Sapphire Black. It rides on matte-black 19-inch forged alloy wheels, just like the ones you'll find on the M3 and M4 CS.

The exterior mirrors are finished in high-gloss carbon-fibre, and the trim around the kidney grille and fender vents is now painted black. Down back, the diffuser is trimmed in carbon as well, while the quad-exhaust system is finished in gloss black.

The M2 Black Shadow Edition will be rolling out of the factory starting in April.

Australia

BMW Australia has confirmed the M2 Black Shadow Edition won't be coming Down Under.