After it's unveiling last year, many motoring enthusiast waited in bated breath to find out more about when BMW's new pocket rocket would hit our roads in South Africa. Well, we're glad to report that the first of these little demon's has landed and is at BMW HQ in Midrand. No official word on when the launch will be but I think it will remain for the second quarter of the year.
Some stats on the M2 to refresh one's memory on what power this car is packing. The engine is borrowed straight from it's brother the M235i, it has a 3.0 litre, six cylinder engine but obviously the engine in the M2 is tweaked for maximum performance so the stats will differ a lot to the M235i. The M2's engine delivers 272kW of power and 465Nm of torque, with the overboost, torque increases to 500Nm in short periods. BMW claim the 0-100kph is 4.3 seconds, thats 0.7 seconds faster than the M235i. The car will be electronically governed to 250kph but can be increased to 270kph should the buyer add on the M Drivers Package. Average consumption is said to be 7.9L/100km.
The car will be available in both a 6 speed manual and 8 speed DCT automatic gearbox. There will be four colours that the car will be made available in, Long Beach Blue metallic (which is the launch colour), Alpine White, Black Sapphire and Mineral Grey. Interior wise, it's all M Power. blacks with light grey's and carbon finishes. We have word that only a limited number of these cars will be coming to SA, the number said to be around 64, so like it's predecessor, the 1M, it will be extremely exclusive! So if you thinking of buying one, better get your orders in now!
Prices for the car:
M2 - 6 speed Manual: R791 000.00
M2 - 8 speed M-DCT Automatic: R841 900.00
Another optional extra will be opting for M Performance parts to set your M2 apart from the rest. BMW are offering a range of components to individualize your car and give it that racing touch. Pricing on this will be made available when launched.