2018 BMW M2

2018 BMW M2
Save up to $5,463
2018 BMW M2
Save up to $5,463


  • Loads of fun to drive thanks to precision handling and steering
  • Simple options list keeps the price reasonable
  • Impressive acceleration provided by broadly powerful engine


  • Road noise can be intrusive at times
  • Lack of interior and exterior customization options
BMW M2 years

Which M2 does Edmunds recommend?

Because the 2018 BMW M2 is available in one trim level and with only a few options, you can't really go wrong. Your biggest decision will be between the standard six-speed manual and the optional seven-speed, dual-clutch automatic. Rowing your own gears provides a more rewarding driving experience, but you'll be quicker with the automatic. Either way, we highly recommend the M Driver's package to get the day of driver training since increasing your skill will make the biggest improvement to your experience behind the wheel.

Edmunds' Expert Review

Overall rating

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.

2018 BMW M2 configurations

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.

Trim tested

Each vehicle typically comes in multiple versions that are fundamentally similar. The ratings in this review are based on our first drive of the 2017 BMW M2 (turbo 3.0L inline-6 | 6-speed manual | RWD).


Thanks to its broadly powerful engine, sweet-shifting manual transmission and enjoyable handling balance, the M2 delivers the driving satisfaction you'd expect from a vehicle with an M in the name. This car is equally happy on a winding road or a racetrack.


It may be a high-performance sport coupe, but the M2 doesn't make needless sacrifices to daily usability. You'll feel and hear more of the road, but you won't be punished for using the M2 to commute. Thick side bolsters on the seat keep you in place when you're exploring the car's capabilities.


A tall roof and seemingly high seat position help make the M2 feel spacious for its size and easy to see out of. Being the least expensive performance BMW means the interior isn't as complicated as other models, so most features are easier to use.


Because the M2 is based on a compact car, it benefits from a bit more interior and trunk space than a purpose-built sports car. Its trunk is larger than not only those of most competitors but also the more expensive that of the BMW M4.


The latest BMW entertainment system is powerful and generally easy to use. Android Auto is not supported, and Apple CarPlay is optional along with wireless charging. The standard ConnectedDrive service integrates select phone apps into the entertainment system.

Consumer reviews

Read what other owners think about the 2018 BMW M2.

Overall Consumer Rating

Most helpful consumer reviews

2018 BMW M 2
I trades a 2015 BMW M4 which held its value pretty well. This car is so much more entertaining to drive. It is a great car, so far excellent 22-24 mpg driving around town, got 29.4 on 250 mile trip to mountains. Best description it is an analog car in a digital world... old school handling and performance. Limited options available, I got Executive package, sunroof, DCT transmission and Performance exhaust. (Which were only options). List price $67k discounted to $60k. When I searched it was one of last 2018 M2's for sale in US. Resale is very high due to limited production and availability in US. Only 1855 2018 BMW M2s cars sold in US. Even harder to get the new 2019 waiting lists at dealers are 6 months . Only downside is that it doesn't have full safety features like adaptive cruise control, blind spot and cross traffic alerts. It does have lane warning and front collision. I would highly recommend this car
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Features & Specs

18 city / 26 hwy
Seats 4
6-speed manual
365 hp @ 6500 rpm
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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.

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More about the 2018 BMW M2

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: M2 Coupe. Available styles include 2dr Coupe (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 6M).

What do people think of the 2018 BMW M2?

Consumer ratings and reviews are also available for the 2018 BMW M2 and all its trim types. Overall, Edmunds users rate the 2018 M2 5 on a scale of 1 to 5 stars. Edmunds consumer reviews allow users to sift through aggregated consumer reviews to understand what other drivers are saying about any vehicle in our database. Detailed rating breakdowns (including performance, comfort, value, interior, exterior design, build quality, and reliability) are available as well to provide shoppers with a comprehensive understanding of why customers like the 2018 M2.

Edmunds Expert Reviews

Edmunds experts have compiled a robust series of ratings and reviews for the 2018 BMW M2 and all model years in our database. Our rich content includes expert reviews and recommendations for the 2018 M2 featuring deep dives into trim levels and features, performance, mpg, safety, interior, and driving. Edmunds also offers expert ratings, road test and performance data, long-term road tests, first-drive reviews, video reviews and more.

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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.

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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 $5,463 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

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