BMW launches new M2 at Rs 98 lakh
The M2 is equipped with a 3.0-liter straight-six engine producing 460 horsepower; customers have the choice to include a manual gearbox.
BMW has launched the second-gen M2 in India with prices starting from Rs 98 lakh, ex-showroom. The two-door sports coupe is offered in a single variant with an automatic gearbox as standard, but a manual gearbox is part of an extensive options list. The new BMW M2 is being brought to India via the CBU route and will be offered in limited numbers.
Our dealer sources say that some pre-specced units of the M2 have already arrived in the country and are available for delivery. However, those who want the M2 customised as per their taste can do so as well.
BMW M2: engine and gearbox
Powering the second-gen BMW M2 is a 3.0-litre straight six – also used by the M3 and M4 – making 460hp and 550Nm and powering the rear wheels via an 8-speed torque converter automatic gearbox as standard. BMW claims the new M2 can complete the 0-100kph run in just 4.1sec (with the automatic gearbox) and it’s said to have a limited top speed of 250kph. It also gets adaptive M suspension as standard.
BMW M2: features and options
Standard equipment on the India-spec BMW M2 includes the 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 staggered, silver finish M light 19-inch alloy wheels in the front and 20-inch at the rear.
The M2 will be available in five exterior paint shade options, including Alpine White, Brooklyn Grey, Black Sapphire, Toronto Red and Zandvoort Blue. On the inside, customers will be able to choose from either Black or Cognac shades, while BMW M Sport seats will be standard along with the aluminium highlights on the dashboard.
Aside from this, buyers have a huge catalogue of options to choose from to spec the M2 as per their choice. This includes a manual gearbox for an additional Rs 1 lakh, a carbon-fibre roof, carbon-fibre bucket seats, jet-black alloy wheels, an M driver's package and more.
BMW M2: design and dimensions
Based on the 2 Series coupe sold internationally, the new BMW M2 gets an aggressive body kit, which includes a stylish and functional rear spoiler, a low-slung GT-style rear diffuser, quad exhaust tips and a unique front end with frameless horizontal kidney grilles and wide-set headlights.
On the inside, the new BMW M2 gets a curved display for the 14.9-inch infotainment and 12.3-inch instrumentation with M-specific graphics. As far as dimensions go, the new M2 is 219mm shorter than the M4 – at 4,575mm bumper to bumper – but 114mm longer than the previous-generation M2. The new BMW M2 rivals the Porsche 718 Cayman in India.
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