All-new 2016 BMW M2 coupe revealed with 365bhp

BMW has unveiled the newest member of its M product family, the all-new 2016 BMW M2.

The 1-Series M Coupe successor features an aggressive front bumper, revised grille, front fender vents, widened wheel arches, new rear bumper and a diffuser which is flanked by a typical M-style four-tailpipe sports exhaust system.

There is also a minimalist rear spoiler and 19-inch forged aluminum wheels wrapped with bespoke Michelin Pilot Super Sport tyres.

The interior is very familiar to the outgoing model, featuring Dakota leather sport seats with blue contrast stitching, M logos on the backrests, M-branded footrest, a leather-wrapped sport steering wheel and knee pads on the center console. You can also notice M-branded sill plates and carbon fiber trim.

Under the bonnet is a 365bhp 3.0-litre M TwinPower Turbo six-cylinder engine with 343 lb-ft of torque or 369 lb-ft with overboost.

When linked to the standard six-speed manual transmission, the M2 will accelerate from 0-60mph in 4.4 seconds on its way to an electronically-limited top speed of 155mph. The optional seven-speed M Double Clutch Transmission does the sprint in 4.2 seconds.

Other notable goodies include aluminium suspension components and aluminium front and rear axles sourced from the M3 / M4, as well as M-tuned electronic power steering system, an Active M Differential and a high-performance braking system with vented and perforated discs as well as four- and two-piston calipers which have a blue metallic finish.

PRiced at £44,070 the M2 will go against the likes of Audi RS3 and the Mercedes-AMG CLA 45 when it goes on sale in April 2016.

What separates it from the RS3 and CLA 45 is the rear-wheel drive and the choice of a manual gearbox. That’s something many people still appreciate and want from a performance car.

2016 BMW M2 grille

2016 BMW M2 interior 2

2016 BMW M2 interior

2016 BMW M2 rear side

2016 BMW M2 rear

2016 BMW M2 side 2

2016 BMW M2 side 3

2016 BMW M2 side


RELATED POSTS

Puritalia 427 Roadster prototype revealed
Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse Black Bess Legends Edition revealed
Extremely rare McLaren F1 crashes into tree in Italy (PICTURES)
Volkswagen Beetle GRC racecar is here with 544 hp, 0-60 mph in 2.1 seconds
2015 Lamborghini Aventador SV very likely to debut in the coming months
Porsche 911 Turbo cabrio comparison: 991 Turbo vs. 930 Flatnose convertible
GWA pays tribute to the 1954 Studebaker Commander with a very special "Veinte Victorias" m...
New updated Bentley Mulsanne range revealed ahead of Geneva debut
Motor Sports a target for British Bookmakers?
6 Establishments that Should Convert to Pay-and-Display Parking Today
Jaguar Classic will build zero emissions E-Types
Jaguar E-Pace combines sports car design and agility with everyday SUV practicality
Tags: , , , ,