BMW has unveiled the all-new M2 for the 2023 model year. There is a lot to address, from the 2023 BMW M2’s hard-to-ignore styling to the relief of its non-hybrid, manual-shift drivetrain. Moreover, BMW will build this German two-door sports car exclusively in Mexico.
Starting with its exterior styling, it is bold, to say the least. The M2’s protruding squared air intakes inspire thoughts of a Saber tooth tiger as they dwarf the car’s headlights and kidney grille. The M2’s fenders and rear bumper follow the design trend giving the coupe the impression of a bodybuilder intentionally wearing a T-shirt one size too small. The car rolls on a set of 19-inch wheels at the front, 20-inch at the rear, and M light-alloy wheels. These wheels come standard in jet black and are offered in bi-color at no additional cost.
Under the hood, BMW gave the new M2 a twin-turbocharged inline six-cylinder engine producing 453 horsepower and 406 lb.-ft of torque. The power is sent to the rear wheels through a six-speed manual transmission or optional eight-speed automatic. The inline six delivers a zero to 60 sprint in 4.1-seconds without the aid of electric motors. The car’s top speed is limited to 155 mph, but the optional M Driver package bumps it up to 177 mph.
Inside, the new 2023 BMW M2 comes standard with electrically adjustable leather M Sport bucket seats. However, buyers can opt for M Carbon buckets to shave 24-pounds off their track-day weight. Standard performance includes adaptive suspension, Servotronic steering, and M Drive Professional system. This system allows drivers to edit the vehicle’s settings to their liking down to the smallest details, including track mode and allows the Active M Differential to lock up 100 percent. BMW’s plant in San Luis Potosi, Mexico, is where the 2023 BMW M2 will be born and rolled out for its global launch in April next year.
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