The new BMW M2 is already official. Account with a turbocharged six-cylinder engine with 370 horsepower, accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in 4.3 seconds and turns the Nürburgring Nordschleife in 7’58”.
Hay to recognize that BMW had produced a great expectation around the M2, is that the model is the replacement of the spectacular 1M, at the same time that a spiritual successor to the even more spectacular M3 E30, with a pinch of 2002 Turbo of the 1970s. But the result of that mixture is already here and it’s official: this is the BMW M2.
The German brand made public the specifications and the photographs, the model that will be presented in a formal manner in the framework of the Detroit Auto show in the month of January of the next year, at the same time that it will be one of the innovations that BMW will bring at the Geneva motor show next march.
comparisons are odious, but 40 years ago the 2002 Turbo came to the market, and precisely that is the concept that BMW tried to retrieve com the M2, i.e. the concept of a coupé compact, powerful, and turbocharged. On an aesthetic level it could be said that aggressiveness is not missing out on the BMW M2, but at the same time has a lines more fluid than the 1M which it replaces.
The BMW M2 accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in 4.3 s and manages to turn the Nürburgring in 7’58”.
stands out the front bumper has large air intakes and a body that has been widened 8 inches with respect to the M235i in which it is based. The dimensions of the M2 is different from that of the M235i in all aspects, which are not only wider, but also is 14 mm longer, at the same time that its tracks were widened to 64 millimeters in the front and 71 mm on the rear axle.
Under the hood sits a turbocharged six in-line cylinders and 3.0 liters of displacement, which produces 370 horsepower at 6,500 rpm and a maximum torque of 465 Nm between the 1,400 and 5,560 rpm. A function of overboost raises the available torque at 35Nm, attaining a peak of about 500 Nm between 1,450 and 4,750 rpm.
The propellant is associated with a gearbox six-speed manual, a set which allows you to speed up of 0 to 100 km/h in just 4.5 seconds. In addition you can opt for a transmission DCT seven-speed dual-clutch, with various functions such as the modes Comfort, Sport and Sport +and launch control, which allows you to speed up of 0 to 100 km/h in 4.3 seconds. In both cases the maximum speed is limited at 250 km/h, which can be stretched up to reach the 270 km/h if you choose the option M Driver’s Package.
with Respect to the times at the circuit of Nürburgring Nordschleife the M2 manages to turn in 7’58”, while the 1M did it in 8’to 12”, and the M4 does the same in 7’54”.
BMW M2 has a variety of improvements in the chassis, in addition to its increased track width. The engineers of BMW have used many components of aluminum in the suspension,which is of type McPherson strut on the front axle and multilink of five arms in the rear, while the power steering system electrically has also been improved. It also has new brakes with four-piston calipers on the front axle and calipers have two pistons on the rear axle and limited-slip differential piloted electronically. The rims are made of 19 inch and are shod with tires in size 245/35 ZR19 forward and 265/35 ZR19 in the rear.
For the moment we ignore its price, which will have to wait until next year when they debut in Detroit and soon after that in Geneva.
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