The BMW M2 & M2 Competition Thread

FiestaST

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#1
Ladies & Gents...the one y'all have been waiting for

"A compact high-performance BMW sports car was already causing heads to turn and hearts to flutter over 40 years ago. Indeed, the BMW 2002 turbo perfectly encapsulated BMW's resolution to deliver outstanding dynamics, exceptional agility and optimum car control. As if to demonstrate in similarly resounding style that this commitment is alive and well, BMW M GmbH can now unveil the new BMW M2. With its high-performance six-cylinder in-line engine, rear-wheel-drive agility, lightweight aluminium M Sport suspension and extrovert styling, the new BMW M2 Coupe has all the ingredients to deliver the last word in driving pleasure."

"The newly developed, three-litre six-cylinder in-line engine in the new BMW M2 deploys cutting-edge M TwinPower Turbo technology to develop 272 kW/370 hp at 6,500 rpm (fuel consumption combined: 8.5 l/100 km [33.2 mpg imp]; CO2 emissions combined: 199 g/km) and, in so doing, lays down a marker in the high-performance compact sports car segment. The same applies to power delivery. Peak torque of 465 Nm (343 lb-ft) can be increased to as much as 500 Nm (369 lb-ft) in short bursts under overboost. All of which enables the new BMW M2 Coupe with optional seven-speed M Double Clutch Transmission (M DCT) and Launch Control to accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in just 4.3 seconds. Top speed is electronically limited to 250 km/h (155 mph). Yet, with its M DCT transmission, fuel consumption of just 7.9 litres per 100 km (35.8 mpg imp) and CO2 emissions of just 185 g/km, the car is also keen to emphasise its outstanding efficiency."

http://www.netcarshow.com/bmw/2016-m2_coupe/

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falcon786

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Very nice!I like.

The 1M didn't appeal to me at all(neither looks nor driving),like a toy rather than a sports car and lacked stability in high speed cornering felt very twitchy.
 

FiestaST

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Ironically output of this new M2 are pretty much identical to the 2.5 5-pot RS3.

272kw/465nm vs 270kw/465nm
 

Tman*

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This will probably be a pocket rocket of note.

Specialty with the likes of a JB4 added.
 

FiestaST

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Think it's a good idea to guesstimate the local RRP of the M2 when it hits April next year.

We know the RRP of the (base) RS3 is R710k & manual M235i is:

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I would say R570k + R150k for "M premium" badge & that makes R720k + say R30k as we don't know how the Rand will be in April so that makes ~ R750k base.

Any opinions?
 

Drifter

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Think it's a good idea to guesstimate the local RRP of the M2 when it hits April next year.

We know the RRP of the (base) RS3 is R710k & manual M235i is:

I would say R570k + R150k for "M premium" badge & that makes R720k + say R30k as we don't know how the Rand will be in April so that makes ~ R750k base.

Any opinions?
I think it's going to crack a mill if you spec it up.
 

WoW

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Think it's a good idea to guesstimate the local RRP of the M2 when it hits April next year.

We know the RRP of the (base) RS3 is R710k & manual M235i is:

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I would say R570k + R150k for "M premium" badge & that makes R720k + say R30k as we don't know how the Rand will be in April so that makes ~ R750k base.

Any opinions?
Ouch a used Porsche 997 or C63 AMG or M5 would be the better choice at that price point.
 
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