New BMW M2: BMW has introduced the second-generation M2 in India at a starting price of Rs 98 lakh ex-showroom. The two-door sports coupe is available in a single configuration with an automatic transmission as standard, but manual transmission is available as an extensive option. The new BMW M2 is being imported to India through the CBU route and will be available in limited quantities.
- M2 is propelled by a 460 horsepower, six-cylinder inline engine.
- Standardises adaptive M suspension
In India, rivals the Porsche 718 Cayman. According to vendor sources, pre-configured M2 units have already arrived in the country and are available for delivery. Those who desire a custom-tailored M2 are able to do so.
BMW M2: engine and transmission
The second-generation BMW M2 is powered by a 3.0-litre straight-six engine – also found in the M3 and M4 – producing 460hp and 550Nm and driving the rear wheels via a standard 8-speed torque converter automatic transmission. BMW claims the new M2 can accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in 4.1 seconds (with an automatic gearbox) and has a limited maximum speed of 250 km/h. It also comes standard with an adaptive M suspension.
BMW M2: options and features
Standard equipment on India-specific models BMW M2 includes a Comfort access system, powered seats with memory function, M seat belts, adaptive LED headlamps with high beam assist, a Harman Kardon sound system, BMW connected package, wireless charging, M Shadowline trim with extended contents, and silver finish M light 19-inch and 20-inch alloy wheels.
Alpine White, Brooklyn Grey, Black Sapphire, Toronto Red, and Zandvoort Blue will be available as exterior paint colour choices for the M2. On the inside, consumers will be able to choose between Black and Cognac hues. BMW M Sport seats and aluminium accents on the dashboard will be standard.
Aside from this, purchasers have a vast selection of options to choose from when customising the M2. This includes a carbon-fibre roof, carbon-fibre bucket seats, jet-black alloy rims, a M driver’s package, and more for an additional Rs 1 lakh.
Design and dimensions
The new M2 receives an aggressive body kit that includes a stylish and functional rear spoiler, a GT-style rear diffuser, quad exhaust tips, and a distinctive front end with frameless horizontal kidney grilles and broad headlights.
The interior of the new M2 features a 14.9-inch curved infotainment display and 12.3-inch instrumentation with M-specific visuals. At 4,575 millimetres bumper to bumper, the new M2 is 219 millimetres shorter than the M4, but 114 millimetres longer than the previous-generation M2. In India, the new M2 competes with the Porsche 718 Cayman.