The BMW M2 Coupe
This is a car I was definitely excited to see. Why? Because I was impressed with the short time I spent with a 135M, This was mainly due to the sound of it but you have to be standing behind it or driving with the window down to get the full effect of the engine and exhaust notes. I am also impressed by how easy the 135M covers distances with easy.
The baby M is a saloon and looks better than its sister the 1 series which is a hatchback. I’m glad that BMW have chosen a saloon instead of a hatch and to me this is as close as you can get to the original M3. So here’s the good news…. You will be able to order it in right hand drive which you couldn’t with the original M3.
The proportions look right, this of course is my personal taste but to me it doesn’t look as “in your face” as the M3 or M4, it’s more subtle looking.
Small is good.
I do predict that if you can get your hands on one of these beauties in the right spec and colour I think you will be onto a winner. As soon as you open the drivers door and get into it you feel the BMW M Sport DNA in everything you touch or press. It has that familiar big” ish” steering wheel with the orange dials on the black back ground. The cockpit has an old glove feel (if you are familiar with BMW`s you will know what I mean). The dash layout is very functional and very black. When sitting inside the new M2 I felt as if I was sitting ‘on’ it rather than sitting ‘in’ it because visibility is very good to the front, rear and the sides. This car is a serious car and not for messing around with. Take a look at its flared wheel arches because its wider than a normal 2 series BMW with 19 inch alloys wheels, 4 exhaust pipes and its rear diffuser.
Now I don’t like white cars generally, but with the M colour stripes/flashes it was like looking at a race car for the road.
This is the first time BMW are showcasing its motor sport inspired components; BMW M Performance Parts. You could enhance the cars aerodynamics with spoliers in carbon-fibre, lower suspension with coil-springs, The M Performance exhaust flap silencer system for better engine and exhaust sounds with 2 operating modes Sport and Track.
Inside you could have sports seats, carbon fibre trim on dashboard and a nice bit of Alcantara on the steering wheel.
Maybe, just maybe, common sense would prevail and if I was given the choice I would opt for blue in colour.
Visually its cracking to look at in any colour!
- 3.0 litre 6 cylinder engine
- Twin Turbo
- 370 hp
- 0-62 mph 4.5 seconds manual (4.3 seconds with optional 7 speed M DCT gearbox)
- 155 Mph limited
- Front brakes four piston calipers
- Rear brakes two piston calipers
- Electrically power steering different with settings. Comfort and Sport/Sport+
- Electronically controlled slip differential
- 19 inch alloys
- Wider Front and rear track
- Rear diffuser
- Sports seats
- Black Dakota leather
- Sat Navigation
- Xenon headlights
- 4 rear tailpipes
- 4 exterior colour no extra cost (Long Beach Blue metallic, Alpine White, Black Sapphire and Mineral Grey
- £44,070.00 on the road price
- Combined Mpg 33.2 (manual)
- CO2 g/km 199 (manual)
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