BMW fans waiting on the entry-level M2 coupe can rejoice because the wait its nearly over. BMW will finally give the 2016 M2 its world debut next month at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit.
The M2 delivers 365 horsepower and 343 pound-feet of torque from BMW’s newly developed M TwinPower Turbo 3-liter, 6-cylinder engine. Power goes to the rear wheels through a fully variable Active M Differential to deliver 0-60 mph in 4.2 seconds. Top spend is electronically limited to 155 mph. A dual-clutch transmission is optional and a rev-matching six-speed manual is standard.
BMW also lightened the chassis by using aluminum everywhere it could. It’s about 100 pounds less than the M235i Coupe depending on the configuration.
The BMW M2 comes in four color choices: Alpine White, Long Beach Blue, Sapphire Black and Mineral Grey.
While mostly at home on the track, the BMW is packed with the latest safety technology. That includes BMW’s ConnectedDrive package with Collision Warning, Pedestrian Warning with City Braking, Lane Departure Warning, Park Distance Control and a rearview camera. AutoWeek notes that integrated apps also mark lap times and note g-forces and they can also be connected to the GoPro app to overlay, analyze and share your best race videos.
The 2016 BMW M2 will be available in US showrooms in spring 2016.
The BMW X4 M40i will also make its world debut in Detroit. The “sports activity coupe” is also the recipient of the new M TwinPower turbo engine. In this case it delivers 355 horses and 343 lb-ft of torque. It’s electronically limited top speed is 150 mph, and it will hit 0-60 mph in 4.7 seconds.
It gets 20-inch M wheels, an M steering wheel, M shift lever, sport seats and door sills, black chrome tailpipes, launch control, all-wheel-drive and Michelin Pilot Super Sport tires.
The BMW X4 M40i will be available in US showrooms in February 2016.