Everything about the M2 screams power, from its beefed-up appearance and muscular frame, to an aggressive stance that is provided, in part, by a rising shoulder line. However, there’s plenty of finesse to admire, such as a swept-back roofline that reinforces the automobile’s classic coupé qualities.
The M2 boasts a sumptuously appointed leather-upholstered cabin. The racy theme of the exterior continues inside with, for instance, low slung, driver-focused front seats and a three-spoke steering wheel that is finished in Nappa leather. While there’s plenty of space upfront, there’s also surprising amounts of room in the rear compartment.
The BMW M2 delivers excellent handling, superb steering and a well-balanced driving experience. The car is powered by a 3.0-litre 404bhp petrol engine, which produces a peak torque of 550Nm, 0-60mph in approximately 4.2 seconds and a top speed of 155mph. This turbo-boosted six-cylinder unit is mated to a six-speed gearbox as standard, and provides you with full control. However, you might prefer the simplicity of an optional seven-speed dual-clutch transmission, which sees performance levels reduce ever so slightly.
A six-speaker stereo is fitted as standard, complete with a DVD/CD player, an AM/FM radio and DAB digital tuner. MP3 compatibility, AUX and USB inputs and Bluetooth are included too, the latter enabling music streaming and safe, hands-free phone connectivity. If you choose the optional M2 Plus pack, you’ll find yourself in possession of a 12-speaker Harman Kardon system (featuring a 360W amplifier), among other things. Another standard inclusion is BMW’s Professional Multimedia set-up, which offers wide-ranging satellite navigation functionality, which is accessible via an 8.8-inch, full-colour display.
The M2 is based on the standard 2 Series, which has received a full five-star Euro NCAP rating and is loaded with safety tech. That said, a model-specific braking system, designed to react swiftly and decisively when travelling at top speed, is an additional feature.
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