I was appalled to learn that my colleagues, the Mikes Roselli and Ballaban, did not like the 2017 BMW M2. Too hardcore, they said. Too harsh and crazy and ill-suited to daily driving! I called shenanigans on that, and I’m thrilled to say I’m right and they’re wrong.
BMW has touched up the full 2 Series range but you’ll be hard pressed to find exactly what has changed—and that’s perfect, because the 2 Series is one of the most handsome BMWs on the market right now.
The BMW M2 is one of the most capable road cars on sale today, with solid handling and a powerful turbo straight six. Here’s what happens when you take all that out and turn it into an all-kevlar-and-carbon drift car with a high-revving Chevy small block.
For all the hype heaped on 2017 BMW M2 at its launch, the car sure has flared some nostrils since. “Garbage gearbox,” my colleague said. “Too fast,” another test pilot told me. “The damn diff keeps exploding,” an owner confided. I had a different experience with the M2. Then again, this one was a monster on a tight…
You may already know what a BMW M2 with the performance package decals looks like. Here’s what it looks like on film, if you are so inclined.
The BMW M2 seems like a quintessential Jalopnik dream car. Small footprint, front-engine, rear-wheel drive. Why mess with the thing? Well, the tuners at Dinan have already figured out how to squeeze almost 100 more horsepower out of it. Think that’s enough to silence all complaints about the littlest M car?
Oh, hey, look: it’s the BMW M2. You’re aware of this car, yes? A rear-drive, two-door and 365-horsepower sporty thing for tracky stuff. You get nice creature comforts inside, but BMW is now pulling a Porsche and taking them away and then selling that simplified version of the car to you for more money.
Getting a car sideways can be tricky and dangerous, but once you master the ability, it’s one of the coolest-looking things you can do while driving your car. Just don’t be an ass, be safe, and know the differences between drifting and power-sliding.
The new BMW M2 is widely acclaimed to be the best BMW M-car currently on the market. Chris Harris is widely acclaimed to be the best automotive reviewer on the market. Top Gear... well, it’s had a few headaches, but it seems to be working on things.
In a new Top Gear video, our favorite sideways-sliding British auto journalist, Chris Harris, takes what is arguably the best BMW M car currently for sale and pits it against the awesome 1M Coupe.
At last, The Grand Tour is here. You can watch it now. You can’t binge it, sadly, but you can see the first episode and find out where Clarkson, Hammond and May are taking their obscene Amazon budget. And yes, there’s a leaderboard like on Top Gear.
The new BMW M2 is awesome and already an enthusiast favorite. The comparison of the M2 as being a “spiritual successor” to what “the M3 used to be” has been played before, but what about the E36 generation M3 that nobody really seems to care about?
The 2017 BMW M2 is one of the most important cars to come from BMW in, I don’t know, forever. It’s meant to be smaller, more inexpensive and more importantly, more fun than any other BMW you can buy today with an M badge. That’s why, after five minutes into driving it, I wondered why I was so disappointed. But it…
Because the 2017 BMW M2 is one of the most sought-after performance cars of this year, we had to put it on track in the capable hands of professional race car driver, Parker Kligerman. After a few warmup laps, Parker yelled to me from the driver’s seat that he was “going to do the next lap one-handed.” My palms began…
The kids, they sure do like the BMW M2. Considering how popular the car is (and how it’s crazy expensive and hard to buy), it only makes sense that there’s reportedly a more powerful edition looming on the horizon.
The Olympics are over, and if you’ve ever wondered what the games would be like if each country was represented by the cars it manufactures, then here you go. Just don’t count on America’s cars taking home as many medals as the real American Olympians.
How does the old BMW 1M coupe and the current M4 stack up against the shiny blue new BMW M2?
Of course the Porsche Macan Turbo wouldn’t typically be considered a direct rival to the fan favorite and seriously potent BMW M2, but it’s also still a Porsche. Can it pull its weight around a track?
The BMW 2 Series is pretty much perfect, except for those of us who need to get children get in and out of the back seats. BMW reportedly will solve that problem with the upcoming 2 Series Gran Coupe. And yes, there supposedly will be an M version too!
Everyone knows that the Germans make some serious performance cars. But what happens when the European division of an American car company sets up shop on Bavarian turf to produce what may be the greatest hot hatch ever? Can it stand up to BMW’s best?