DETROIT – The all-new 2016 BMW M2, the smallest BMW high-performance coupe to wear the venerable “M” badge, will start at $52,695, including a $995 destination charge, BMW announced at the 2016 Detroit Auto Show.
Arriving at BMW dealerships in April, the rear-wheel-drive M2 targets the Audi TTS, Mercedes-Benz CLA45 AMG and Porsche Cayman. It replaces the short-lived BMW 1 Series M coupe.
The M2 is “inspired by its motorsport roots,” BMW said.
Details include a new twin-turbocharged 3.0-liter inline six-cylinder engine that delivers 365 horsepower and 343 pound-feet of torque, along with a standard auto stop-start function designed to conserve fuel.
The EPA has not rated the M2.
A six-speed manual transmission is standard, while a seven-speed M dual-clutch transmission is optional.
Top speed is electronically limited to 155 mph.
Edmunds says: The relatively affordable price tag on the M2 is designed to attract younger performance enthusiasts into BMW showrooms.