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10 reasons why the BMW M2 is a masterpiece

Is it hype or will the 2016 BMW M2’s overboot really make you feel like you are sitting in a masterpiece? Check out the new video from BMW Magazine and see for yourself.


You may not like opera, but BMW’s goal with the new M2 is to make you feel like you are experiencing a masterpiece. Is the M2 BMW’s best piece of work they have ever created? BMW engineers at BMW M GmbH are true artists and have designed what could be their best M model so far. BMW Magazine released a new M2 video that in itself is a work of art. Check it out below.

10 reasons why M2 could be a masterpiece

The high-performance M2 Coupe comes with at least 10 features that will set it apart and make it BMW’s best M model yet. BMW M took the M3/M4’s newly developed 3.0 liter 6-cylinder engine and used selected internals from the high-performance powerplant. The M2 features a Twin-Scroll turbo technology, high-precision direct injection, Valvetronic, and pistons and crank bearings borrowed from the M4’s newer S55 unit.

BMW M GmbH development engineers took the best from the M3/M4 and made it lighter, smaller and more fun to drive than the M4. The new M2 features a lightweight aluminum suspension, comes with a manual gearbox with rev-matching technology, a fully variable Active M differential and high performance brakes. It also features an over-boost function that raises the horsepower figure by 26 lb-ft to 369 lb-ft between 1,450 and 4,750 rpm

Next up at NAIAS

Performance enthusiasts will get to see the new 2016 BMW M2 Coupe in the flesh this month at the 2016 North American International Auto Show. BMW’s newest M model will begin arriving on U.S. shores in spring. BMW will release pricing soon. Stay tuned.

Source: BMW magazine


Daniel Johnson (not verified)    January 6, 2016 - 11:55AM

In reply to by Kiran (not verified)

You need to read the entire sentence. It says they took the M3/M4's new motor (the S55), and borrowed a few pieces from it for the M2's motor. The M2 motor is an N55 based unit, same as that found in the M235i, 335i, 435i, etc, but with a few components pulled from the M3/M4's S55 motor, allowing them to extract ~40hp more than the x35i cars.