coupé model: BMW presents sports cannon: the last M2 with a combustion engine

The new Bayer has fat cheeks, no electric motor and a lot of steam.

coupé model: BMW presents sports cannon: the last M2 with a combustion engine

The new Bayer has fat cheeks, no electric motor and a lot of steam. An old-school sports coupe that, with its 460 hp, scratches the larger BMW M4 very loudly. As an option, the new BMW M2 will be available from April next year not only with a top speed of 285 km/h, but also with a manual six-speed gearbox. However, most customers are likely to opt for the eight-speed automatic transmission, which experience has shown works splendidly with the turbocharged three-liter inline six-cylinder and ensures relaxation behind the wheel and lower consumption.

Not only with its zest for action, the significantly increased engine power, but also with a starting price of 72,800 euros, the four-seater scratches on the former BMW M4, which, however, with up to 550 hp and optional all-wheel drive has long since said goodbye to higher coupé spheres.

From a standing start, the athlete from the Mexican production site in San Luis Potosi accelerates to 100 km/h in 4.1 seconds. It's not just the choice of six-speed manual or eight-speed automatic transmission that ensures a good mood, but also a variably adjustable chassis, 550 Nm maximum torque and a top speed of an impressive 7,200 rpm, which ensures a good mood on the racetrack and country roads alike. The Garching-based Speedy Gonzales differs from its more tame brothers in the family of two not only because of the flared fenders, but also because of a newly designed font with horizontal radiator slats and rectangular air intakes, which are anything but reserved in the rear-view mirror of the vehicle in front. Various driving modes allow you to be prepared for almost all conditions and also allow an entertaining trip to the racetrack of your choice.

Just like its big brothers BMW M3 / M4, the smaller M2 offers all kinds of dynamic extras such as sports seats as desired - with and without leather or real carbon shells - according to taste and requirement profile. The carbon chairs reduce the weight by almost eleven kilograms. The best thing is to go straight for the sports package, because it includes not only a carbon roof, bucket seats and interior trim, but also racetrack tires and an increase in the top speed from 250 to 285 km/h.

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