2018 BMW M2
Which M2 does Edmunds recommend?
Edmunds' Expert Review
Think of the M2 as a hot-rodded variant of the BMW 2 Series that's built to satisfy driving enthusiasts. To that end, the M2 features typical M division upgrades that include a turbocharged 3.0-liter inline six-cylinder engine good for 365 horsepower, sport-focused chassis and suspension changes, wider and stickier tires, and bigger brakes.
The result is one exceedingly agile and entertaining sport coupe that accomplishes its goal without sacrificing too much in the way of comfort. Sure, it's a little bit louder inside and rides a bit firmer, but not enough to restrict its use to a weekend-only toy.
The M2 might be our favorite BMW when it comes to driving quick, but it runs in a highly competitive group with coupes that can offer even higher performance levels and more exotic engines. Nevertheless, the M2's combination of luxury and daily usability makes it an easy car to love.
Trim levels & features
The 2018 BMW M2 is a high-performance rear-wheel-drive coupe that's available in one trim level. Most of the features you'd want come standard, and there are only a few options and one package to choose from. Under the hood is a turbocharged 3.0-liter inline six-cylinder (365 horsepower, 343 pound-feet of torque) that's connected to a six-speed manual. A seven-speed, dual-clutch automatic transmission is optional.
Standard equipment includes lightweight 19-inch wheels, LED headlights, keyless ignition and entry, auto-dimming mirrors, leather upholstery, carbon-fiber interior trim, and power-adjustable sport front seats with heating. The infotainment system includes a 8.8-inch central display, navigation, satellite radio, a USB input, a 12-speaker Harman Kardon sound system and BMW's ConnectedDrive phone integration service.
After that, the options list is pretty short. An Executive package adds forward collision warning and mitigation (with automatic emergency braking), lane departure warning, a heated steering wheel, rear parking sensors, adaptive headlights with automatic high beams, wireless device charging and a Wi-Fi hotspot. The M Driver's package increases the M2's speed limiter from 155 mph to 168 mph and provides one day of training at a BMW high-performance driving school.
Stand-alone options include a sunroof and Apple CarPlay smartphone integration.
Features & Specs
Our experts’ favorite M2 safety features:
- Rearview Camera
- Shows the area behind the vehicle to make reversing safer and easier.
- Automatic High Beams
- Automatically deactivates the high-beam headlights if it senses another vehicle approaching.
- Speed Limit Info
- Displays the posted speed limit of the road you're driving on in the gauge cluster.
2018 BMW M2 for Sale
The 2018 BMW M2 two-door coupe is a good choice for shoppers hoping to get into the German automaker's legendary M performance line at a lower price. You won't be disappointed. The M2 may 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.
After a some updates last year, the M2 enters 2018 with few changes. Aside from small changes to the options, this coupe now boasts a rearview camera and LED headlights standard.
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 few creature comforts 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-tuned 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 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 back seat 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. The manual transmission drops the rating to 21 mpg.
The M2 is available in only one very well-equipped trim level, although a small number of add-on packages and stand-alone options are available to allow buyers to personalize the coupe to their tastes. Whatever your preference, let Edmunds help you find the 2018 BMW M2 that best meets your needs.
2018 BMW M2 Overview
The 2018 BMW M2 is offered in the following submodels: . Available styles include , and 2dr Coupe (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 6M).
What do people think of the 2018 BMW M2?
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Edmunds Expert Reviews
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Our Review Process
This review was written by a member of Edmunds' editorial team of expert car reviewers. Our team drives every car you can buy. We put the vehicles through rigorous testing, evaluating how they drive and comparing them in detail to their competitors.
We're also regular people like you, so we pay attention to all the different ways people use their cars every day. We want to know if there's enough room for our families and our weekend gear and whether or not our favorite drink fits in the cupholder. Our editors want to help you make the best decision on a car that fits your life.
What's a good price for a New 2018 BMW M2?
2018 BMW M2 2dr Coupe (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 6M)
The 2018 BMW M2 2dr Coupe (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 6M) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $55,495. The average price paid for a new 2018 BMW M2 2dr Coupe (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 6M) is trending $3,695 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.
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The average savings for the 2018 BMW M2 2dr Coupe (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 6M) is6.7% below the MSRP.Available Inventory:
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Should I lease or buy a 2018 BMW M2?
Is it better to lease or buy a car? Ask most people and they'll probably tell you that car buying is the way to go. And from a financial perspective, it's true, provided you're willing to make higher monthly payments, pay off the loan in full and keep the car for a few years. Leasing, on the other hand, can be a less expensive option on a month-to-month basis. It's also good if you're someone who likes to drive a new car every three years or so.