The 2018 BMW M2 is a high-performance machine that comes with a bigger attitude. It is bolder and absorbs hard impacts very well. The car is based on the 2 series. Since the first M2 was introduced, it has undergone several changes.
The car is equipped with modern features which add to the luxury design. The body panels are made from lightweight material which gives the car better aerodynamic. The iconic M2 will be the affordable alternative to BMW M4. Its major competitors are Mercedes Benz-AMG CLA45, Audi A3 sedan and Chevrolet Camaro.
2018 BMW M2 – Exterior Body Changes and Interior Cabin Design
In addition, the 2018 BMW M2 features a twin kidney grille with a bigger air intake. The car comes with 19-inch alloy wheels, 2-doors, automatic wipers and xenon headlights. Driving control features to include; driver memory settings, automatic climate control, a rear-view camera and heated steering wheel.
The interior features a carbon-fiber and black leather trim. Further, it is equipped with luxury and comfort features since the seats are adjustable and heated. On the other hand, the seats give excellent support around the corners which makes the driver more comfortable when driving for long hours. The 2018 BMW M2 has a cargo space of 3.8-cubic-feet.
Safety features include; low-speed automatic braking, full-length side curtain airbags, forward collision warning, head restraint protection, lane departure warning and rear parking sensors. Also, the BMW M2 2018 also comes with an executive package which includes; park distance control, an active driving assistant and heated steering wheel.
It is equipped with BMW’s iDrive infotainment system. Other entertainment features include a 12-speaker sound system with audio and Bluetooth phone connectivity, a Wi-Fi hot spot, an 8.8-inch display screen and a USB port.
2018 BMW M2 – Engine and Performance
In addition, the 2018 BMW M2 will be powered by a 3.0-liter turbocharged inline-six engine. The engine will give a maximum output of 365 hp and 343 pound-feet of torque. This represents 60 less horsepower and 37 less torque compared to BMW M3.The engine will be mated to a 6-speed manual or automatic transmission. The engine power is sent to the rear wheels. The M2 will have brutal acceleration since from 0-60 mph it will take just 4.5 seconds.
The manual transmission will give an estimated fuel economy of 18 mpg in the city, 26 mpg on the highway and a combined 21 mpg. For the automatic transmission, the EPA fuel estimate is 20 mpg in the city, 26 mpg on the highway and a combined 22 mpg. However, there will be another option of 7-speed dual clutch automatic transmission (DCT). The front and the rear axles are light in weight which gives the car fast acceleration.
The disc brakes are vented and perforated making the wheels more manageable. The 2018 M2 top speed is estimated to be 168 mph. Also, the suspension and the light weight makes it agile around the corners. In addition, the strong differential makes it easy to drift. The engine gives better handling and performance. When fitted with high-performance tires, it stops from 60mph in just 107 feet.
2018 BMW M2 – Price and Release Date
In conclusion, the 2018 BMW M2 is expected to retail at $53,000. BMW is yet to release the official release date since the car is in the initial development stages. However, it is approximated that the car will be available in the dealerships in the last quarter of 2018.