Parking an impressive amount of performance and driving spirit, the new 2017 BMW M2 is a worthy and capable modern-day substitute for the old M3 Coupe. Highlights for the new vehicle include an affordable price tag, capable handling and steering, muscular acceleration, and a tenacious handling. The BMW M2 release date should be expected sometime in the first half of 2017 for the USA market.
Five years ago, fewer than 1,000 examples of the Luxury 1 Series sport coupe were imported to the U.S from the BMW’s M Division. This was because demand far outstripped supply at the time. Three years later in 2014, the I Series nameplate was changed to 2 Series. Fast forward to 2017 and we have the BMW 2 Series. The only difference that differentiates the 2 Series from the M2 is the latter’s nifty details. Now BMW says it is building as much as it depending on the available demand.
The BMW 2 is a proper “M” car that is substantive on its own and should be confused with the 2 Series model’s high performance M235i coupe. Some of the 2017 BMW M2 changes include an improvement in the power output, slightly increased dimensions, and a host of nitty-gritties.
Its driving demeanor is appealing to say the least. It is responsive and does so without being overly sensitive, even novice performance car drivers will find it rather forgiving and fun to drive. The experienced racers, on the other end, will most likely appreciate the M2‘s ambition of one day becoming a dedicated track vehicle. Tack on a relatively bargain price and you’ve got yourself a dream car.
The BMW M2 interior, as before, is impressive thanks to the plethora of upscale materials and technologies that sport every surface of its cabin. However, it isn’t the only vehicle in this price range that offers these features alone. Others include the Mercedes-Benz AMG CLA45, Ford Shelby GT350, and the BMW 235i.
The 2017 Mercedes-Benz CLA45 price starts from an MSRP of around $49,500 and this offers you features such as a luxury car status for an affordable price, a fiery performance, and a commendable handling and power output. In terms of power, the Mercedes-Benz CLA45 2017 comes equipped with a more powerful version of the turbocharged 2.0L four-cylinder engine that cranks out an output of around 375 horsepower and 350 pounds-feet of torque.
The 2017 Ford Shelby GT350 Coupe MSRP starts from $54,295 and for that price you get features such a strong, high-revving V8 engine, a well-appointed interior, and a racetrack-oriented handling. Output with the existing model stands at a whopping 526 horsepower and 429 lbs. ft. of torque.
2017 BMW M2 Interior Review of Trims
The 2017 BMW M2 is offered in a single well-equipped trim model. The BMW 235i coupe review is handled on its own. Even so, some of the BMW 235i specs include a power output of 320 horsepower and 330 lbs. ft. of torque which enables it propel from 0-60 mph in a blistering 4.5 seconds.
2017 BMW M2 Interior & Exterior Review
Some of the standard features available for the BMW M2 2017 model include an 8.8” touchscreen display, a 10-way power front sport seats, nineteen-inch alloy wheels, a 12-speaker Harman Kardon audio system, driver and front passenger memory settings, auto-dimming rearview mirrors, adaptive xenon headlights, keyless entry and ignition, a 10-way power front sport seats, dual USB ports, a navigation system, Bluetooth and Wi-Fi connectivity, heated seats, automatic wipers and headlights, BMW’s iDrive infotainment system, dual-zone automatic climate control, leather upholstery, and a satellite radio.
Options include lane-departure warning system, automatic high-beam headlight control, a rearview camera, front and rear parking cameras, and frontal collision warning and mitigation system.
Additional features should be expected on its release date.
2017 BMW M2 Engine Specs & Fuel Economy
Under the hood of the 2017 BMW M2 is a turbocharged 3.0L six-cylinder engine rated at 365 horsepower and 343 lbs. ft. of torque. Pairing is done to a standard six-speed manual transmission system and a rear-wheel drive system.
2017 BMW M2 0-60 mph takes about 4.1 seconds.
Wheelbase: 8 ft. 10 in. (106 in.)
Length: 14 ft. 8.2 in. (176.2 in.)
Width: 6 ft. 1 in. (73 in.)
Passenger volume: 90 ft³
Cargo volume: 14 ft³
Curb weight: 3450 lbs
Top Speed: 166 mph
0-60: 4,1 sec
MPG: 18/26 (city/highway)
Available Exterior Colors: Alpine White, Black Sapphire Metallic, Long Beach Blue Metallic, Mineral Grey Metallic…
Towing Capacity: N/A lbs
2017 BMW M2 Release Date & Price
Rumors are rife in industry circles that the new model should probably be expected to go for sale sometime in the first half of 2017.
The 2017 BMW M2 price starts from an MSRP of around $51,700.