It is anticipated that this final non-electrified BMW M-vehicle will be it, with all the possibility for cult car accounts receivable that entails. It is a great modern legend in the making. The Porsche 718 Cayman S, Alpine A110, Audi TT RS and Audi RS3, Toyota GR Supra, Lotus Emira, and the Mercedes-AMG A45 S are some of the cars that compete with the quick and focused new 2023 BMW M2, which is the only six-cylinder vehicle in its class.
New 2023 BMW M2 Pricing and availability
Prices for a new BMW M2 begin at £61,495. Comparatively, the Mercedes-AMG A45 S costs just over £60,000, and the Porsche 718 Cayman S costs over £58,000. For those who want to order one of the first in the UK, the new BMW M2 is already available for online customization. The next BMW M2 will go on sale in the UK starting in May 2023.
Exterior and interior of the new 2023 BMW M2
The new BMW M2 is visually stunning when driving. With an even more muscular appearance, it expands upon the strong presence of its predecessor. Nobody will dispute that someone leasing or purchasing a new 2023 BMW M2 is getting the most potent BMW 2 Series Coupe available. Overall, the car is very small, coming in at 4,575mm long and 1,403mm in height. It is 16mm wider than the classic BMW M2 at 1,887mm wide, and at the front and back, it is a substantial 49mm wider than the standard BMW 2 Series Coupe.
The new BMW M2 has outstanding race-bred styling on the road thanks to its bulging, exaggerated wheel arches, which highlight its wide-track construction. M-specific design elements, such as a distinctive horizontal frameless BMW kidney grille, emphasize the broad stance.
A three-section lower air inlet designed specifically for the M has nearly rectangular shapes for maximum cooling, emphasizing the width of the vehicle. It stands out from the BMW 2 Series Coupe with ease, and the Dynamic LED headlights with dark inlays give it a nasty and brooding appearance.
An M Carbon roof with a fully exposed carbon-fiber-reinforced plastic structure comes standard on the new BMW M2. The reduced weight also reduces the car’s center of gravity while providing contrast with the body colors and a race-bred feel.
The new BMW M2 boasts a large diffuser in the back with two quad exhaust tailpipes on each side, which are a signature feature of the BMW M line. The LED headlights are complemented with dramatic smoked tail lights and a rear spoiler lip that increases downforce. Overall, it has a really strong and personalized appearance.
Exclusive M light alloy wheels, which come standard in black or with a bi-color finish as an option, further enhance this. They are 20 inches wide in the back and 19 inches wide up front. As part of the M Race Track Package, track-day experts can select optional track-day tires.
Three exterior paint colors, two solid and three metallic are available for the brand-new 2023 BMW M2. An additional color, Zandvoort Blue, which is only available on the new BMW M2, joins Alpine White. Additional metallic colors include Toronto Red, Brooklyn Grey, and Sapphire Black.
The new BMW M2’s interior has leather M Sport seats that come standard in either Vernasca Black or Cognac. They have details in BMW M colors and substantial side bolsters (matching M seatbelts that have a woven stripe in the colors of the BMW M model). Standard features include electrically adjustable headrests with an illuminated M logo.
M Carbon bucket seats with Merino leather and detachable head restraints that allow the installation of a multi-point harness are another option available to those purchasing or leasing a new BMW M2. The M Carbon leather seats weigh 10.8 kg less than the standard M Sport seats and are made of carbon fiber-reinforced plastic.
The new BMW M2 has adequately high-end standard equipment. It has three-zone automated climate control, acoustic windshield glazing, Harman Kardon surrounds sound music, a rearview camera, and front and rear parking sensors. Also heated are the seats.
The new BMW M2 has a 14.9-inch central touchscreen and the BMW Curved Display, which includes a 12.3-inch driver information display with M-style content. The BMW Live Cockpit Professional system includes conventional Apple CarPlay and Android Auto in addition to cloud-based BMW Maps navigation. The graphics and readouts on the BMW head-up display, meanwhile, are M-specific.
New 2023 BMW M2: Powertrain and Gearbox
The 3.0-liter twin-turbo six-cylinder engine of the new BMW M2 is its standout feature. It is essentially the same engine that powers the BMW M3 and M4, and it generates a staggering 460PS here, which is a startling 90PS higher than the previous BMW M2.
The engine has a maximum rev range of 7,200 rpm and produces 550Nm of torque between 2,650 and 5,870 rpm. 0-62 mph is reached in 4.1 seconds with the standard eight-speed automatic transmission; enticingly, BMW will also provide a six-speed manual transmission option.
The M Steptronic automatic transmission comes with shift paddles on the steering wheel and a new-style selector lever. The six-speed manual transmission, meanwhile, includes a “gear shift helper” that blips the accelerator during downshifts to prevent slippage (it will make the driver feel like a pro racer). Both vehicles have a 155 mph top speed restriction, or 177 mph with the additional M Driver’s Package.
A standard Active M Differential comes with the 2023 BMW M2 with rear-wheel drive. It provides the most traction possible while maintaining race-bred balance in turns. Also available is M-specific body bracing, which provides outstanding rigidity for even greater integrity and feedback while driving aggressively.
Electronically controlled dampers with three settings are standard on the adaptive M suspension and are available through the M Setup menu. There are also powerful M Compound brakes with 380mm six-piston front discs that come standard in red or optionally in blue with the BMW M emblem.
For those select few drivers who have the willpower to drive the new BMW M2 steadily, a fuel economy of up to 29.1mpg is possible. CO2 emissions range from 218g/km to 231g/km depending on the gearbox and other extras.