2016 BMW M2 Unveiled

Woodcliff Lake, N.J… October 13, 2015 Today, BMW M GmbH unveiled the newest member of its product family. The coveted M badge has been placed on the popular BMW 2 Series in the form of the all-new 2016 BMW M2. The 6-cylinder under the hood is in keeping with the finest M tradition, ensuring unbeatable driving dynamics on the trace track with exceptional power delivery and the signature, outstanding driving behavior thanks to rear-wheel drive agility and lightweight aluminum M Sport suspension. The innovative M TwinPower Turbo technology ensures outstanding torque available across a wide rev band with rapid responses and excellent efficiency, raising the pulse with its distinctive engine soundtrack.

The BMW M2 will be available at authorized BMW centers with a limited range of options starting in spring of 2016. Prince will be disclosed closer to market launch.

Available Spring 2016
US pricing to come
Available in Long Beach Blue, Alpine White, Black Sapphire and Mineral Grey

Engine / Performance
3.0L TwinPower Turbo inline 6 cylinder (N55 engine – N55B30T0)
365 hp @ 6500 RPM
343 lb-ft @ 1400-5560 RPM
Overboost function boosts torque by +26 lb-ft to 369 lb-ft between 1450 – 4750 RPM
7000 RPM rev limiter
0-60 mph: 4.2 sec (w/ DCT and Launch Control)
0-60 mph: 4.4 sec (6 speed manual)
Nurburgring lap time of 7:58
Top speed: 155 mph electronically limited
Closed-deck engine (water jacket surrounding the cylinders is sealed at the top, allowing for high cylinder pressures)
High Precision Injection system
Double VANOS
VALVETRONIC
Pistons from M3/M4 S55 engine, with top ring optimized for the use of grey-cast iron liners
Crankshaft main bearing shells from M3/M4 S55 engine
Turbocharger integrated into the exhaust manifold
Aerodynamically tuned air intake manifold
High performance spark plugs
Extra water radiator
Additional oil cooler for transmission oil (DCT only)
Modified oil sump
Additional oil sump cover limits movement of oil under acceleration
Extra oil suction pump send oil back to rear pop oil sump when braking heavily
Special suction system for oil supply to turbocharger under high acceleration

Transmission:
6 speed manual transmission (standard)
New carbon fiber friction lining enhances shift precision
Dry-sump lubrication prevents sloshing of transmission oil and ensures proper lubrication
Automatic rev-matching (can be disabled in DSC OFF mode)
7 speed M DCT (option)
Launch Control
Active M Differential with 0-100% lock. Full locking power of 1843 lb-ft available within 150ms

Suspension / Chassis:
Lightweight aluminum front and rear axles of the BMW M3 and M4
Aluminum suspension struts and tubular anti-roll bar
Play-free ball joints ensure precise wheel location
Stiffening plate in underbody provides additional bolted connection between the axle subframe and the body sills
Forces passing through suspension are transmitted directly via special elastomer bearings
Control arms and wheel carriers made from forged aluminum
Rear axle subframe bolted directly to body

Wheels / Tires / Brakes:
Wheels: 19×9″ front / 19×10″ rear
Tires: exclusive 19 inch Michelin Pilot Super Sport tires – 245/35 ZR front and 265/35 ZR rear
Four-piston fixed calipers front / two-piston fixed calipers rear
15″ rotors front / 14.5″ rotors rear – perforated and inner-vented brake disc ring made from grey-cast iron
Brake disc hub constructed from aluminum

Other Highlights:
Nurburgring laptime of 7:58
M developed electric power steering
Brake Energy Regeneration
Auto Start Stop function

Styling Highlights / Interior:
Large front apron w/ trapezoidal blades and Air Curtains in outer air intakes mimic the BMW 3.0 CSL touring car racer
Trapezoidal blades divert part of the airflow through the wheel arches, while the Air Curtains guide the air effectively past the wheels
Side gills reference a feature first seen on the BMW 3.0 CSL
Widened wheel flares / fenders – 2.1 inch front and 3.1 inch rear
M rear spoiler
Vertical reflectors on rear apron form a stylistic connection w/ the trapezoidal blades at the front end
Drag reduced by 5% compared w/ 2 Series Coupe
Lift reduced by 35%

Interior:
Sports seats in black Dakota leather with blue contrast stitching and an M logo in the backrests
Adjust side seat bolsters
M footrest and knee pad on the center console for the driver
Instruments with M2-specific dials and needles
M logos on the tachometer, gearshift lever, door sill plates
M leather steering wheel with M color stitching and shift paddles
BMW M2 trim strip with surfacing in open pore carbon fiber
Alcantara door panel inserts, parking brake boot and shift lever boot (manual transmission only)

Link to Bimmerpost article

Link to MontrealRacing.com discussion thread

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