2016 BMW M2 Release Date, Price, Specs, Interior – The new entrant in BMW’s M performance line of vehicles which is expected to be the smallest yet most affordable luxury vehicle has just been revealed. The vehicle under review is the 2016 BMW M2 which is the leading model in BMW’s 2Series lineup. Rumor also alleges the vehicle will be the spiritual successor to the 1M Coupe. Its release date should be expected before this fall.
A 3L turbocharged inline 6 engine powers the new 2016 BMW M2 and features the alloy block and head with direct injection and 4-valve DOHC. The engine is capable of churning out 365 horsepower and 343 pounds of torque. The available transmission system provided with the M2 include either the 7-speed dual-clutch or the 6-speed manual with an auto rev matching.
In order to improve the EPA ratings, the M2 comes equipped with a brake energy regeneration and an automatic start/stop. Furthermore, the coolant pump only works when required and the automatic climate control compressor is disconnected when not in use. Also, helping mitigate the fuel economy is the electric power steering.
According to BMW, the engine has been built with the capability of withstanding track abuse. For the purposes of reducing the handling and overall vehicle weight, the M2 has borrowed front and aft axles from the larger BMW M4 Coupe and the BMW M3 sedan.
Interior Changes & Exterior Photos – BMW M2 For 2016
Exterior wise, buyers should expect up to four paint choices including Alpine White, Mineral Grey Metallic, Black Saphire Metallic, and Long Beach Metallic. The vehicle rides on a set of Michelin Pilot and staggered forged alloy wheels.
In terms of the exterior design, the vehicle follows closely in the footsteps of the M4, which features a significantly more assertive and styling cues both at the front and the rear in comparison to the M235i. The tidbits, including the front fascia’s bumpers similar to those present on the M3, M4 and the M6.
Front wise, everything apart from the M badge and the bumper on the twin-kidney grille compares similarly to the M235i. The revised bumper is, however, enough to turn this car into an assertive coupe thanks to the large air intakes, sculpted aero, and honeycomb grille add-ons.
The upgrades continue at the back, where the vehicle gains a beefed-up bumper that has horizontal lines sculptures that highlight the reason the vehicle has a firm grip while cruising on the road. Unlike both the M4 and the M235i, the M2’s bumper features some outer extreme reflectors.
Some of the standard features to expect include 18” alloy wheels, driver memory settings, navigation system, a heads-up display, Bluetooth audio and phone connectivity, premium audio system, parking sensors, leather upholstery, xenon headlights, dual-zone automatic headlights, auxiliary audio jack, automatic high beam control, HD radio, frontal collision warning, automatic wipers, BMW’s iDrive controller, adaptive cruise control, automatic braking system, lane departure warning system, satellite radio, automated parallel parking system, speed limit info, headlamp washers, and adaptive suspension dampers.
Some of the safety features to expect include high-performance carbon ceramic brake disc, automatic braking system, frontal collision mitigation system, rear parking sensors, rear and 360-degree surround camera, front side airbags, traction control, antilock brakes, side curtain airbags, and stability control.
2016 BMW M2 Engine Specs
Powering the new and updated BMW M2 2016 is a turbocharged 3L inline six engine. The engine combined with borrowed features from the M3 and M4 generates up to 365 hp @6,500 and 343 pounds of torque @5,560.
Coming standard is the enthusiast-friendly 6-speed manual transmission system and 7-speed dual-clutch gearbox available with no extra cost.
The 2016 BMW M2’s test drive was able to accelerate to 60 mph from standstill in 4.4 sec with a 7-speed auto. For matters of comparison, taking about 4.7 sec is the 1 Series M Coupe’s sprint from zero to 60 mph. The fresh Porsche 911 Carrera S does the same sprint in an impressive 4.1 sec.
Its top speed is capped at 155 mph regardless of the chosen transmission system. Its weight is 3,295 lbs. while that of the M235i coupe is 3,373lbs.
Wheelbase: 8 ft. 10 in. (106 in.)
Length: 14 ft. 8.2 in. (176.2 in.)
Width: 6 ft. 1 in. (73 in.)
Passenger volume: 90 ft³
Cargo volume: 14 ft³
Curb weight: 3450 lbs
Top Speed: 155 mph
0-60: 4,4 sec
MPG: 18/26 (city/highway)
Available Exterior Colors: Alpine White, Black Sapphire Metallic, Long Beach Blue Metallic, Mineral Grey Metallic…
Towing Capacity: N/A lbs
Date Of Release & Price – 2016 BMW M2
We should expect the new 2016 BMW M2 to go for sale sometime next year. As for its price, we should expect the vehicle to feature an MSRP of around $50,000 but the deliveries should be forthcoming the next summer.
The color palette that buyers will have to make a choice include beach blue metallic, mineral grey metallic, black sapphire metallic, alpine white, etc.