New 2016 BMW M2 Coupe begins production

The new 2016 BMW M2 Coupe has begun production at the company’s Leipzig based plant. Announced officially only a few days ago, BMW have put their new coupe into production. Drivers will have to wait a few more months before they can drive one, but BMW have treated us to some stunning images and an array of technical details while we wait.

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Performance is achieved through a 3.0-litre M TwinPower Turbo six-cylinder inline engine, that boasts figures of 356bhp and 464Nm of torque, and with the over-boost function you can add another 35Nm on top of that. The car reaches a top speed of 155mph and makes the 0-60mph sprint in 4.5 seconds. The optional M Double Clutch Transmission will shave 0.2 seconds off that time to make 0-60mph in 4.3 seconds.

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The M2 Coupe gets the typical and classic M design, both for the exterior and the interior. The muscular grille and sporty body place it nicely within the M range. BMW offers 19-inch M light alloy wheels in Double Spoke style and the option to choose the enhancing Michelin Pilot Super Sport tires. The performance features a four-tailpipe exhaust system and claims just 199g/km for CO2 emissions. Inside the car features sport seats in Leather ‘Dakota’ Black upholstery, with contrasting Polar Blue stitching and the classic M leather steering wheel.

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Customers have a range of BMW Service Inclusive packages to choose from, if they wish to spend a little extra. The packages include regular services like oil and filter changes, but they also receive benefits including replacements of brakes, brake pads, clutch, and windscreen wipers when needed. The packages range from three to ten year coverage periods, or mileage-based contracts between 24,000 and 124,000.

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The M2 Coupe will arrive in showrooms in April 2016. Prices are yet to be officially confirmed for the UK but are expected to begin at around £44,070, which will make it the smallest and most affordable M model.

And if you really can’t wait to drive the car, we have a solution… sort of. It’s making its game debut in Need for Speed this November, available on Playstation 4 and Xbox One (also, a lot cheaper than a real one!).

 

 

Image credit:

http://www.bmw.co.uk/en_GB/new-vehicles/M/m2-coupe/2015/design.html