2017 BMW M2 – M for Magnificent

In the past year, there were more than dozen models presented through the world that attracted worldwide media attention and one of those that was under the spotlight was the 2017 BMW M2. There are many reasons for why was this the case, and one of the most important is that new M2 is an actual BMW sports car and one that deservedly carries an M badge. In today’s surroundings where German company sells more SUVs and crossovers than it does sports vehicles BMW M2 2017 is a pure refreshment.

This is a new car without a real 2-Series predecessor. The vehicle that was anything close to the current M2 model is BMW 1-Series Coupe. With emerging need of small sports coupe with an outstanding performance, the M2 was born. With its birth came aggressive look. It looks were borrowed from M235i and pushed on a new level of menace. Grille is positioned lower and with fog-lights in more angular shape the front end signals just what hides under the hood. On the side, the changes are more profound.


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Exterior and Interior design of BMW M2 2017

The line that goes from front to the end on regular 2-Series reaches only the half of the length of the M2. From the end of doors start wider rear end with a character of its own. The wide stance allows BMW M2 2017 model easily to incorporate 20-inch rear wheels. At the back, you won’t be able to miss four large exhaust pipes standing in two pairs on both sides. Additionally, the trunk lid is smaller with an embedded spoiler at the top.

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On the inside, the changes follow the exterior. Nothing is bellow acceptable, but it also doesn’t go as high as it could. The conclusion is that when you are sitting in new M2 you sit in a real sports car and that is the most important thing. Everything inside the cabin screams M. The M badge is put on everything imaginable from the steering wheel to the door sills. Interior in the most part is done with refinement and quality. Carbon-fiber parts together with Alcantara pieces give you at least a bit of that BMW Premium feel.

Engine and Transmission of 2017 BMW M2

Under the hood where it matters the most BMW has its 3.0L TwinPower inline-six able to produce 365hp and 343 lb-ft of torque. This unit will be available with two transmissions. First one is standard six-speed manual, and it is tailored for those true car enthusiasts. The other one is a seven-speed M-DCT twin-clutch transmission. First one can push 2017 BMW M2 from 0-60 in 4.4 seconds while the electronic version does it in 4.2 sec. Both transmissions come with Active M Differential.

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 2017 BMW M2
Dimensions And Weight
Wheelbase  106
Length  176.2
Height  55.5
Width  73
Weight  3450
Engine And Transmission
Engine type  3.0-liter M TwinPower Turbo inline 6-cylinder
Displacement  2979
Power/torque  365 @ 6500/343 @ 1400–5560
Transmission  6-speed manual transmission
Performance
0-60 mph  4.3sec
Top speed  155mph
PRICE RANGE: $51,700
Competitors: Audi RS3, Mercedes-Benz AMG CLA45, 2016 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350, Chevrolet Corvette, Audi TT RS and 2017 Porsche 718 Cayman

2017 BMW M2 Price

BMW M2 2017 is already available in worldwide markets, and it comes at an MSRP of $51,700.

M2 and it’s Competitors

Main competitors for BMW’s performance car are Audi RS3, Mercedes-Benz AMG CLA45, but also the models as 2016 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350, Chevrolet Corvette, Audi TT RS and 2017 Porsche 718 Cayman.