BMW M2 Coupe coming early in 2016

BMW M2 Coupe

BMW Group Australia has confirmed pricing and specification for the first ever BMW M2 Coupe ahead of the launch of the eagerly anticipated model next year.

The latest offering from BMW’s high-performance M division, the BMW M2 Coupe is powered by a 272kW six-cylinder in-line engine with M TwinPower Turbo technology, and features specially tuned M Sport suspension.

The BMW M2 Coupe will be available in two variants, with prices starting from $89,900 for the base level M2 Pure, and $98,900 for the range leading M2, and features a broad list of standard specification across the range.

Only available with a six-speed manual transmission featuring new carbon fibre friction lining and speed synchronisation, the BMW M2 Pure introduces the model to a broader audience, while including key features and outstanding performance.

BMW M2 Coupe

Offering a comprehensive list of base equipment, the BMW M2 features a 7-speed M double-clutch transmission with Drivelogic, including integrated Launch Control as standard. A six-speed manual transmission is available at no cost.

BMW Group Australia Head of Product and Market Planning, Shawn Ticehurst, said the new BMW M2 is the modern day successor to the likes of the BMW 2002 turbo and E30-era BMW M3, available from 1985 until 1992.

“The M2 follows BMW’s long tradition of producing high-performance compact sports cars,” Ticehurst said.

“With impressive performance, powerful styling, extensive standard equipment and an attractive price point, the M2 presents a compelling value proposition.

“Australia is already one of the leading markets per capita for BMW M vehicles, and given dealers are already reporting significant levels of interest, we are confident this status will only be enhanced with the M2.”

The design of the BMW M2 emphasises its place as the leading performance model of the brand’s compact range, with a prominent M double-spoke kidney grille, low-slung front apron with large M air inlets and trapeze-shaped blades and air curtains for optimised aerodynamics.

Characteristic M quad exhausts in high-gloss Chrome and an integrated diffuser element in the rear apron emphasise the athletic low centre of gravity, while a spoiler on the rear edge of the tailgate enhances the aerodynamic balance between the front and rear axle.

BMW M2 Coupe

Typically driver orientated, the cockpit is complemented by numerous M features, such as Black Dakota leather sports seats with blue contrast stitching, complete with embossed headrests, adjustable side bolsters, open pored carbon fibre trim and M three-spoke steering wheel.

Laying at the heart of the BMW M2 is a three-litre, six-cylinder in-line engine with M TwinPower Turbo technology.

Enabling immediate power delivery, the engine features a TwinScroll turbocharger, High-Precision Injection, Double-VANOS variable camshaft control and Valvetronic variable valve control, generating 272kW and 465Nm.

With all components geared towards maximum performance, from the crankcase bearings to the oil supply, which remains reliable even under extreme g-forces, the BMW M2 charges from 0-100km/h in 4.3 seconds with a 7-speed M Double Clutch Transmission or 4.5 seconds as a six-speed manual.

The 7-speed M Double-Clutch transmission optimises acceleration from a standing start while reducing fuel consumption.

Featuring Drivelogic and an integrated Launch Control function, the transmission includes Stability Clutch Control, opening the clutch when the vehicle threatens to oversteer in order to stabilise the car, a function enabling slight rear-wheel slip and Creep on Demand.

The six-speed manual transmission, with new carbon fibre friction lining and speed synchronisation, blips the throttle on downshifts and reduces engine speeds during upshifts for an even more comfortable shifting experience.

BMW M2 Coupe

An extensive list of standard specification highlights the BMW M2 as the premier model in the 2 Series Coupe range.

Leading the equipment highlights, the BMW M2 Coupe includes an Active M differential, M compound brakes, Tyre Pressure Monitor, Driving Assistant, rear Park Distance Control, Rear View Camera, Carbon fibre interior trim and Dakota leather upholstery.

Automatic air conditioning, Bi-Xenon headlights, DAB+ digital radio, navigation system Professional with Real Time Traffic Information, interior and exterior mirrors with anti-dazzle, interior lights package and HiFi sound system are also included on both models.

The BMW M2 receives further equipment, headed by a 7-speed M Double Clutch transmission with Drivelogic, alarm system, Comfort Access System, adaptive headlights, BMW Selective Beam, electric lumbar support and seat adjustment, seat heating and harman/kardon surround sound system.

All maintenance requirements for the new BMW M2 Coupe range are controlled by the Condition Based Servicing (CBS) system.

With CBS, sensors and advanced algorithms monitor and calculate the conditions in which a vehicle is used, including mileage, time elapsed since its last service, fuel consumption and how a vehicle is driven.

Based on the information captured, maintenance requirements are determined, identifying whether an annual vehicle inspection or oil service is due.

Selected BMW service and maintenance costs can be covered by a single, one-off advance payment with BMW Service Inclusive (BSI), which is available in two packages: Basic or Plus.

BMW M2 Coupe

BMW M2 Australian Pricing and Standard Features*

BMW M2 Pure                       $89,900*

  • Active M differential
  • M compound brakes
  • 19-inch M light alloy double spoke wheels
  • Tyre Pressure Monitor
  • Connected Drive Services, TeleServices, Intelligent Emergency Call, Remote Services, Internet, Concierge Services and Real Time Traffic Information (RTTI)
  • Cruise control with braking function
  • Driving Assistant, with Approach Control Warning, Lane Departure Warning, Pedestrian Warning, light city braking function and Attentiveness Assistant
  • Park Distance Control (PDC), rear
  • Rear View Camera
  • Bi-Xenon headlights
  • Interior and exterior mirrors with anti-dazzle
  • Interior lights package
  • Carbon fibre interior trim
  • Dakota leather upholstery
  • Automatic air conditioning
  • DAB+ digital radio
  • Navigation system Professional
  • HiFi sound system

BMW M2                                $98,900*
Specification above M2 Pure

  • 7-speed M Double-Clutch transmission with Drivelogic
  • Alarm System
  • Comfort Access System
  • Adaptive headlights
  • BMW Selective Beam (anti-dazzle High-Beam assist)
  • Lumbar support, electric
  • Seat adjustment, electric
  • Seat heating
  • harman/kardon surround sound system

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