2016 BMW M2 Priced at $52,695| Edmunds

2016 BMW M2 Priced at $52,695


DETROIT — The all-new 2016 BMW M2, the smallest BMW high-performance coupe to wear the venerable "M" badge, will start at $52,695, including a $995 destination charge, BMW announced at the 2016 Detroit Auto Show.

Arriving at BMW dealerships in April, the rear-wheel-drive M2 targets the Audi TTS, Mercedes-Benz CLA45 AMG and Porsche Cayman. It replaces the short-lived BMW 1 Series M coupe.

The M2 is "inspired by its motorsport roots," BMW said.

Details include a new twin-turbocharged 3.0-liter inline six-cylinder engine that delivers 365 horsepower and 343 pound-feet of torque, along with a standard auto stop-start function designed to conserve fuel.

The EPA has not rated the M2.

A six-speed manual transmission is standard, while a seven-speed M dual-clutch transmission is optional.

Top speed is electronically limited to 155 mph.

Edmunds says: The relatively affordable price tag on the M2 is designed to attract younger performance enthusiasts into BMW showrooms.

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