In addition to the iX M60, BMW Group Malaysia also welcomed the all-new BMW M2 at the recently-concluded M4NT4P Festival at the Sepang International Circuit last weekend.
Priced at RM598,800 for the M2 and RM642,800 for the M2 with Pro Package, the model features a new, distinctive and unframed kidney grille design with horizontal
slats. Complementing the look are a striking apron and large, nearly square shaped air intakes, Adaptive LED headlights with High-beam Assistant, as well as aluminium front wings and the bonnet with a pronounced power dome.
From the side, the New BMW M2 incorporates large surfaces and rectangular shapes into a classic three-box design. Underlined by widened side skirts and flared wheel arches, the New BMW M2 presents a particularly extroverted appearance and an innovative take on classic BMW design.
While the New BMW M2 features blue brake calipers and staggered Double-spoke style M light alloy wheels in 930 M Bicolour – 19-inch for the front and 20-inch for the rear – the New BMW M2 with Pro Package comes exclusively with the M Compound Brake in Red High-gloss and staggered Double-spoke style M light alloy wheels in 930 M Black – also 19-inch for the front and 20-inch for the rear.
From the rear, the New BMW M2 arrives with a spoiler lip, with a rear diffuser and hallmark M twin tailpipes being the other defining features. Available as standard for the New BMW M2 is the M High-gloss Shadowline, with extended contents available exclusively for the New BMW M2 with Pro Package. Also exclusive for the new BMW M2 with Pro Package are the M Carbon Roof and M Lights Shadowline.
As for dimensions, the new BMW M2 measures 4,580 mm in length, 1,877 mm in width and 1,403 mm in height, while its wheelbase measures 2,747 mm. Compared to its predecessor, this is an increase of 119 mm in width, 33 mm in width and 54 mm in wheelbase, while height has been reduced by 11 mm. As for the boot space, the new BMW M2 provides 390 litres of capacity – generous by coupé standards – which can be further increased with the 40/20/40-split folding rear backrest.
Inside, the cockpit of the new BMW M2 is now enhanced by the intuitive BMW Curved Display with M specific displays, housing the latest-generation BMW M iDrive. With the BMW Curved Display, the Information Display and the Control Display have been merged into a single display unit, oriented towards the driver to optimise information delivery and touchscreen operation.
As standard, the M2 now features fully electric M Sport seats with specific side bolsters, providing optimum lateral support when cornering at speed. An illuminated M logo is featured on the front seat headrests.
Other standard sporting complements are the M leather steering wheel with shift paddles and red M Mode buttons, M Anthracite headliner, Aluminium Rhombicle Anthracite M Interior Trim, eight-speed M steptronic gearbox, Setup and M Mode buttons for the centre console, as well as the Head-Up Display – available for the first time in the BMW M2 – with M specific design and M font colours. Exclusive for the New BMW M2 with Pro Package are the M Seat Belts, ‘Carbon Fibre’ M Interior Trim.
Besides that, the New BMW M2 also arrives as standard with ambient light, three-zone automatic air conditioning, storage compartment package, Interior and Exterior Mirror Package, as well as Interior Rear-view Mirror with Automatic Anti-dazzle Function.
Moving onto the rear, the two individually moulded seats are now complemented with noticeably greater legroom compared to the previous generation of the BMW M2, courtesy of an increased wheelbase.
Powering the new M2 is the high-revving three-litre M TwinPower Turbo six-cylinder in-line engine delivering 460 hp and 550 Nm of torque, courtesy of key optimisations, such as a new lightweight crankshaft, a racetrack-designed oil supply/cooling system and high-pressure injection at 350 bars.
Mated to an eight-speed Steptronic Sport transmission, the engine is capable of propelling the new M2 to 100 km/h from a complete standstill in 4.1 seconds, with a top speed of 250 km/h. Additionally, owners can opt to add-on the M Driver’s Package which increases the top speed of the vehicle to 285 km/h, and can be retrofitted at any
authorised BMW dealership nationwide.
Completing the powertrain is the Active M Differential on the driven rear axle, six-piston fixed-calliper brakes at the front, Adaptive M Suspension, and the M Drive Professional system.
As for in-car entertainment, the New BMW M2 comes standard with a HiFi loudspeaker system, while the New BMW M2 Pro is equipped with the Harman Kardon Surround Sound System. For added convenience, the New BMW M2 also features the Comfort Access System.
Where safety is concerned, equipped as standard is the Driving Assistant, comprising features such as Lane Departure Warning, Lane Change Warning, Front Collision Warning with brake intervention (collision and pedestrian warning with city braking function), Rear Crossing Traffic Warning, Rear Collision Prevention as well as Speed Limit Info with manual Speed Limit Assistant.
Alongside that is the Parking Assistant, which includes features such as Park Assist function, Active Park Distance Control (PDC), Reversing Assistant, Lateral Parking Aid and Reversing Assist Camera. Also available as standard is the Cruise Control with Braking Function.
Last but not least, exterior colour offerings for the two new BMW M2 variants are Zandvoort Blue, Alpine White, Brooklyn Grey, Black Sapphire and Toronto Red, while interior upholstery is available in Leather Vernasca in Black with exclusive highlight, Leather Vernasca in Black with Blue contrast stitching and Leather Vernasca in Cognac with décor stitching.