2017 BMW M2 – The performance compact car that was issued in 2015 showed us a BMW M2 coupe version that is ready for release. Although dealing first with a concept car, it marks the beginning and the restoration of a brand which was formerly known as BMW 1 Series M Coupe car. There are plenty of things to get excited about this new vehicle and many updates that are going to make it a good addition to the roster of the upcoming vehicles scheduled for release in 2017.
The BMW 1 Series was a very good and agile car but it was only released for the period between 2010 and 2012, thus the M2 comes as perfect substitute and an attempt to bring back this brand for the upcoming period back. The previous vehicle was perhaps too heavy and lacked some aggressiveness to its design, but the new 2017 model promises to bring back a high powered vehicle which is lighter and much more aggressive than before.
The car is already under production and is being produced at the BMW’s plant in Leipzig Germany, where a number of other upcoming vehicles are being currently worked on 2 Series Coupe, Convertible and Active Tourer cars. The car is preparing for the release of the car in a period which is soon to come but it may not be available for the 2016 year. Now here you may read everything that interest you about the 2017 BMW M2 and find out through this review the known info and specs about the car.
2017 BMW M2 exterior
Visually speaking the new 2017 BMW M2 vehicle is going to base its design on the current M4 car, but will come with some significant upgrades in the aggressiveness department as the car is going to be designed in a much more meaner way. As the car is now treated as a complete M vehicle it does borrow some characteristics from its brethren in that way. For instance, the bumper is the same one used in the BMW M3, M4, and M6 vehicles.
The front end of the car is almost identical to the M235i vehicle from before, except the M badges and the twin-kidney grille. But the bumper is the most significant part of the update as it combines a honeycomb grille, some sculpted aero add-ons and massive air intakes to come with an aggressive styling. This feature is available perhaps only due to the added bumper. It is not as sleek as the M4 but does hold a great redesign even like this. On the image below you can see the exterior design of 2017 BMW M2.
The back side of the car continues the same way and also uses the bumper to make it much more aggressive. The horizontal lines that enable the car have a firm grip on the road which was not the case to before when the car included some vertical reflectors at the outer extremes. The back is finished with a sporty diffuser that is combined with the quad-exhaust pipe arrangement, a trademark addition of BMW’s M vehicles. The profile also signifies an M vehicle particularly because of the bigger front end and the bumpers at the back. The car is 2.1 to 3.1 inches wider while the added suspension brings the car closer to the ground.
All of the M vehicle from the BMW lineup have a driver oriented interior and some M related elements to its inside design. With a lot of M related features the 2017 BMW M2 car is designed appropriately and has a lot of elements which can be labeled as being quality and luxurious. There are some M-badged sport sets with adjustable side bolsters for optimum support. They use a Dakota leather trim with blue contrast stitching, which is the same kind of a design found on the steering wheel as well.
The dash has not been changed and uses the same design seen in all 2 Series vehicles but only includes some carbon-fiber inserts just above the glove compartment. The center console also incorporates the aforementioned blue stitching patterns and some carbon-fiber as well.
What is an interesting addition to this vehicle is the GoPro app and the M Laptimer app. These are some pieces of tech that not many cars come with and can be a fun addition to the car and something that will make you driving better. You can operate these apps with the iDrive touch controller and see your footage on the car’s Control Display. You can use these apps to see the vehicle’s speed, steering angels, lateral acceleration, longitudinal and lateral acceleration and many things more and see how you can improve your driving skills that way.
As this is going to be a performance vehicle, what is going to be set inside is the 3.0-liter inline-six using BMW’s Twin-Scroll turbo technology. This engine setup will also include the Valvetronic system, high-precision direct injection and some pistons and crank bearings borrowed from the M4. All of this will enable the 2017 BMW M2 gain an output of 365 horsepower at 6,500 rpm and 343 pound-feet of torque available from as low as 1,400 rpm.
You can combine the engine with either a standard six-speed manual or an optional dual-clutch automatic. The car achieves a 0-60 mph ration of 4.2 seconds with the automatic and 4.4 seconds with the manual, which is a half second quicker than the previous output numbers. The top speed of the car is then set at 155 mph.
Wheelbase: 8 ft. 10 in. (106 in.)
Length: 14 ft. 8.2 in. (176.2 in.)
Width: 6 ft. 1 in. (73 in.)
Passenger volume: 90 ft³
Cargo volume: 14 ft³
Curb weight: 3450 lbs
Top Speed: 155 mph
0-60: 4,2 sec
MPG: 18/26 (city/highway)
Available Exterior Colors: Alpine White, Black Sapphire Metallic, Long Beach Blue Metallic, Mineral Grey Metallic…
Towing Capacity: N/A lbs
Price and release date
As we mentioned, we do not expect the 2017 version of the BMW M2 car to appear any time soon, at least not in the next year. It will certainly be available at the start of 2017 but this is still something that needs to be confirmed and will be known as the production gets closer to completion. The price on the other hand is at $51,000 USD, making the potential figures for the European market around €56,700 or £44,070. This car may yet to prove to be the greatest excuse for not opting for the 2017 Corvette Stingray or a 2017 Camaro Z28.
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