The 2017 BMW M2 two-door coupe is a good choice for shoppers hoping to get into the Bavarian automaker's legendary M performance line at a lower price. They won't be disappointed. The M2 might be the smallest and least expensive M model, but it is not lacking when it comes to style, features and, most of all, fun. On a winding road or at a track day, enthusiasts will enjoy the M2's unique combination of power, handling, tactile sensations and aural excitement.
New to the lineup last year ? a successor to the BMW 1M Coupe of 2011-'12 ? the M2 is largely unchanged for 2017. There's a new Executive Package that includes a rearview camera, Wi-Fi hotspot and updated Bluetooth and USB functionality. Apple CarPlay is now available as a separate option. Buyers choosing the new M Driver's package get both a software enhancement that increases top speed from 155 mph to 168 mph and a full-day driving session at a BMW Performance Center.
The rear-wheel-drive M2 is powered by a twin-turbocharged 3.0-liter six-cylinder engine that generates 365 horsepower and 343 pound-feet of torque and comes mated to a six-speed manual gearbox. A seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission is available as an extra-cost option.
Lightweight components and a host of performance equipment contribute to the M2's lively on-road behavior. Drivers willing to sacrifice a bit of creature comfort in exchange for power and handling will be rewarded with a driving experience equal to that of many of the BMW's more pricey competitors. The sport suspension, though a bit stiff for potholed city streets, is perfectly set up for a smooth twisty road or the tight turns of a racetrack. The rev-matching feature of the manual gearbox helps make shifting a bit more fluid. Finally, BMW says the snarling six-cylinder engine will propel the M2 to 60 mph in 4.1 seconds.
All of this is not to say that the M2 is totally lacking in refinement. Inside, the driver and three passengers are treated to such appointments as leather seats, automatic climate control, ambient lighting and a premium audio system, as well as tech features such as the BMW iDrive infotainment system and adaptive cruise control. Up front, there's a good amount of legroom and seats that are well-bolstered for aggressive cornering. Anyone riding in the backseat might find the accommodations a bit cramped, which is not unusual for this class of performance coupe.
Fuel economy for the BMW M2 with the automatic transmission is EPA rated at 22 mpg combined (20 city/26 highway). The manual transmission drops the rating to 21 mpg (18 city/26 highway).
The M2 is available in only one very well-equipped trim level, although a number of add-on packages and standalone options are available to allow buyers to personalize the coupe to their taste. Whatever your preference, let Edmunds help you find the 2017 BMW M2 that best meets your needs.
2017 BMW M2 Overview
The 2017 BMW M2 is offered in the following submodels: Coupe. Available styles include 2dr Coupe (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 6M). M2 models are available with a 3.0-liter gas engine, with output up to 365 hp, depending on engine type. The 2017 M2 comes with rear wheel drive. Available transmissions include: 6-speed manual. The 2017 M2 comes with a 4 yr./ 50000 mi. basic warranty, a 4 yr./ unlimited mi. roadside warranty, and a 4 yr./ 50000 mi. powertrain warranty.
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Vehicle 2dr Coupe (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 6M)
Review For reference, I'm a 53 YO Male. I've owned 9 BMW's but this is my first M car. First car I've ever purchased without a test drive because it had to be ordered. My dealer was great and allowed for a European Delivery at the WELT center in Munich. I HIGHLY recommend this delivery but that's another story........ Delivery to the US was NOV 2016. The car has so much usable power. 0 to 60 in about 4 seconds. It always feels under control. It would be hard to find a car with better brakes. 2017 models have the new IDrive 5.0. It's a great system and easy to use. This car also has the SMG Auto trans, executive package and apple car play. That is every option. Easy to order one. Pick 1 of 4 colors, pick the interior (Only Blk) and check any of the 3 or 4 options...........I love the looks of this car, very stealth, exhaust is pitch perfect. IMHO, there is not a better sports car value for performance vs price......There's a saying.....If you get out of your car and don't look back after walking away, you bought the wrong car. I always look back at this beauty.
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2017 bmw m2 2dr Coupe (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 6M), 6-speed manual, premium unleaded (required) 21 combined MPG 18 city MPG/26 highway MPG
What options are available on the 2017 BMW M2?
Available BMW M2 2017 Submodel Types: Coupe
Available BMW M2 2017 Trims: Base
Exterior Colors: Alpine White, Long Beach Blue Metallic, Mineral Grey Metallic
Interior Colors: Black Dakota w/Blue Stitching leather, Black Dakota w/Blue Highlight leather
Popular Features: Alarm, Audio and cruise controls on steering wheel, Auto Climate Control, Automatic Emergency Braking, Aux Audio Inputs, Bluetooth, Electronic Folding Mirrors, Heated seats, Keyless Entry/Start, Leather Seats, Mobile Internet, Multi-Zone Climate Control, Navigation, Post-collision safety system, Power Driver Seat, Rear Bench Seats, Stability Control, Tire Pressure Warning, Trip Computer, USB Inputs, Upgraded Headlights, Back-up camera, Parking sensors, Adaptive Cruise Control, Apple Carplay/Android Auto, Lane Departure Warning, Pre-collision safety system, Sunroof/Moonroof
Engine/Mechanics: 6 cylinders
Transmission: AUTOMATED_MANUAL, MANUAL
Fuel Types: premium unleaded (required)
Drivetrains: rear wheel drive
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