Is the new BMW M2 coming to our shores?

2015-10-21 06:00
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BMW has built the heir to their iconic 1M Coupé, the M2 (pictured).

PHOTO: sourced BMW has built the heir to their iconic 1M Coupé, the M2 (pictured).

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THE iconic BMW 2002 turbo started it over 40 years ago, and since then the Munich-based firm has tried to encapsulated outstanding dynamics, exceptional agility and optimum car control in the modern form.

Enter BMW M GmbH (the firm’s performance division) who turned their expertise to create the new BMW M2. BMW South Africa confirmed that the new BMW M2 Coupé will be available locally from April 2016.

The new coupé uses a formula that BMW hopes will be a success; combine a six-cylinder in-line engine, rear-wheel-drive, lightweight aluminium M Sport suspension and sporty styling.

The M2 Coupé is not only the direct heir to the 1 Series M Coupé but also a descendant of the original E30 M3 and 2002 turbo.

M design

The M2 is designated by a low front apron with large air intakes, muscular flanks with “M gills”, 19” aluminium wheels in familiar M double-spoke design and low, wide rear with M-specific twin-tailpipe exhaust.

Step inside the M2 and you’re greeted by alcantara door cards and a centre console featuring carbon-fibred panels, blue stitching and M badges festooned on sports seats, steering wheel and gearshift lever. - Wheels24

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