The BMW M2 reveal was fine. They told us their new 2011 1 Series M successor gets a 365 horsepower, 343 lb-ft turbo inline six and launches to 60 MPH in 4.2 seconds. They also told us other things about the car, but we could hardly understand, because, as all manufacturers know, we journalists only understand…
The normal, M-less BMW 2-series is a fantastic car to drive. I’ve driven one across the country, slept in one, and even peed in one. In all that, I never really wanted more power, but if your goals include things faster than sleeping or peeing, the M2 does it, and it’s now officially priced at $51,700.
The M2 is BMW’s latest offering from its storied M Division and could possibly overtake its iconic M3 as the enthusiasts favorite BMW. At least until the rumored M2 CSL arrives. Porsche has a similar car among its ranks, the Cayman GT4, which has won over the hearts of Porsche enthusiasts from the iconic 911. So both…
BMW released this short, cryptic video that's 90% darkness and headlights, with one brief flash of a little bit of car. They're calling this a "sneak peek," but what do we think it's a sneak peek of, exactly? (UPDATE: It's the new 1-Series)
We call this blippy little rasp-burble delight the "M2". It rolled off the line in Munich as a 2002 tii in 1974 but a lot has changed since then; the Berlin Wall fell, the Soviet Union collapsed, and this 2002 only got better.
As BMW continues to squeeze more cars into the numbers 1-7, rumors are that BMW will move the next generation 1-series up to the 2-series name. At the very least, BMW's registering the BMW M2 trademark.