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New BMW M2 On The Way

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The new BMW M2 once again sets the benchmark for driving pleasure in a compact two-door form, featuring a straight-six engine, an optional six-speed manual gearbox, and rear-wheel drive. Combining compact dimensions, improved chassis technology, and state-of-the-art operating concept with the M Setup functionality, the new M2 is poised to write the next chapter in BMW M’s history of success in this segment.

The new BMW M2 (fuel consumption, combined: 8.17 – 8.0 l/100km; CO2 emissions, combined: 223 – 218 g/km in the WLTP cycle, CO2 class: G) offers more power, new exterior design accents, a refreshed interior, and the introduction of BMW Operating System 8.5. With 20hp added to its output, the high-revving six-cylinder in-line petrol engine with M TwinPower Turbo technology now tops out at 480 hp.

As well as raw power, the unique way in which the six-cylinder in-line engine delivers that power plays a key role in the performance experience offered by the new BMW M2. The upgraded version of the engine provides a stronger linear delivery of power, sustained into the higher reaches of the rev range – a hallmark feature of M models. Its maximum torque is on tap across a wide rev band between 2,650 and 6,130 rpm and the new BMW M2 with the optional six-speed manual gearbox, peak torque remains 550 Nm. When power is channelled via the standard eight-speed M Steptronic transmission with Drivelogic, the figure rises to 600 Nm. The engine produces its increased maximum output of 480 hp at 6,250 rpm, with revs topping out at 7,200 rpm.

Further improvements have been made to the accelerator mapping and response in all drive modes selectable via the M Setup menu. As a result, the new BMW M2 offers noticeably more rapid reactions to the driver’s requests for acceleration – both when specified with the eight-speed M Steptronic transmission and with the optional six-speed manual gearbox.

The ability of the new BMW M2 to offer improved power delivery is rooted in an exceptionally strong technological base – its 3.0-litre engine only slightly differs from the unit in the BMW M3/BMW M4 range. The new BMW M2 will be built alongside the new BMW 2 Series Coupé at BMW Group Plant San Luis Potosí in Mexico with production starting in August 2024 and first Irish customer deliveries in autumn 2024.  The new BMW M2 is priced from €115,760 RRP and available to order at BMW retailers across Ireland from today.