2017 BMW M2 2dr Coupe (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 6M)

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Pricing Information

MSRP: $52,500
Dealer Invoice: $49,325
Delivery Charge: $995
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Editor Review

2017 BMW M2 Review

Introduction

For decades, BMW's M cars have defined luxury sports cars. The formula was simple. Take an already strong vehicle platform and give it more power and better handling. It could be argued that over time some M cars have gotten a little soft. With the introduction of the M2 last year, however, the edge has been sharpened.

The 2017 BMW M2 packs 365 horsepower, compared to the base 228i's 240 hp and the already impressive M235i's 320 hp. Cornering prowess has been improved thanks to a wider footprint that accommodates fatter tires and more performance-oriented suspension tuning. The end result is one of the most engaging and entertaining cars you can buy.

All of this newfound athleticism does affect comfort somewhat, though. The ride is rather stiff and the road noise emanating from the sticky sport tires can sometimes be intrusive. None of these drawbacks are what we'd consider deal breakers, though, and for those special shoppers who place a greater emphasis on agility over luxury, it's a perfect match.

Naturally, the 2017 BMW M2 isn't the only choice in the class, and some of its closest competitors come from within BMW's own ranks. The similar M235i and more upmarket M4 both deliver potent performance with fewer sacrifices to comfort. The Mercedes-Benz CLA45 has an abundance of power, but it leans a bit more toward the luxury spectrum. Then there's the Audi TTS that combines agility with a more intriguing and modern design.

What's New

The Executive package option now comes with a wireless charging pad, a Wi-Fi hot spot and enhanced Bluetooth and USB functions. Apple CarPlay integration is now available as a stand-alone option. A new M Driver's package offers a full day of driver training at a BMW Performance Center along with an increased top speed. Adding an increased top speed as a stand-alone option is no longer available.

Body

The 2017 BMW M2 is a four-passenger, two-door coupe that comes in a single, well-equipped trim level. Standard features include 19-inch alloy wheels, xenon headlights, automatic wipers, auto-dimming driver and interior mirrors, keyless ignition and entry, automatic climate control, leather upholstery, 10-way power front sport seats (with four-way power lumbar), heated seats, driver memory settings, BMW's iDrive infotainment system, an 8.8-inch display screen, a navigation system, Bluetooth phone and audio connectivity, and a 12-speaker Harman Kardon audio system with satellite radio and a USB port.

The optional Executive package adds a heated steering wheel, a rearview camera, rear parking sensors, automatic high-beam headlight control, forward collision warning and mitigation, a lane departure warning system, a wireless charging pad, a Wi-Fi hot spot and speed limit information. The M Driver's package increases top speed from 155 mph to 168 mph and gives new owners a day of driving instruction at one of the BMW Performance Centers. Apple CarPlay is available as a stand-alone option.

Interior

Using BMW's 2 Series as a starting point, the M2's interior gets several upgrades. Materials quality is respectable for the entry-level luxury class, with appropriate padding for passenger comfort and well-grained but hard plastics everywhere else. The M2 dresses things up slightly with racy faux-suede inserts, blue contrasting stitching and the subtle use of "M" badges.

It takes a little effort to familiarize yourself with BMW's iDrive infotainment system, but overall it's pretty easy to use, and the large 8.8-inch display is notable for its crisp graphics. The addition of Apple CarPlay capability this year further enhances usability.

The front seats feature aggressive side bolstering for excellent support when cornering hard, but they remain fairly comfortable after several hours behind the wheel. As with the regular 2 Series, the rear seats are best for smaller passengers due to the low-mounted cushions and lack of headroom.

The M2's 13.8-cubic-foot cargo capacity is generous for the class, and the low, wide opening makes loading heavier objects easier. Remote seatback releases further simplify the loading of bulkier cargo. Interior storage is adequate, with moderately sized bins, pockets and cupholders.

Powertrain

Under the hood of the 2017 BMW M2 is a turbocharged 3.0-liter inline-six-cylinder engine that produces 365 hp and 343 pound-feet of torque. Power is sent to the rear wheels through a standard six-speed manual transmission that includes an automatic rev-matching feature for downshifts. Alternately, you can choose the seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission (DCT). BMW estimates the M2 will reach 60 mph in 4.1 seconds with the DCT.

The EPA estimates fuel economy at 21 mpg combined (18 city/26 highway) for the manual and 22 mpg combined (20 city/26 highway) for the DCT.

Driving

Performance cars typically force drivers to sacrifice comfort and everyday drivability in the name of handling and engagement. The 2017 BMW M2 is no different. The suspension is on the stiff side, and road noise is ever-present, especially on coarse asphalt. Unlike on some other rival models, you can't get the M2 with an adaptive suspension.

None of these drawbacks should deter the core M2 audience, though. There's a torrent of power from just off idle all the way to redline, and the transmission ratios are well spaced to keep that power on tap. The engine and exhaust emit a burly growl at idle that grows to a mechanical howl as revs climb. It sounds great, and it's all real (some other M cars enhance it with synthesized noise through the speakers). The manual transmission isn't the easiest to operate smoothly, but you can always go with the excellent dual-clutch automatic transmission.

Handling is very responsive yet forgiving when pushed to (or just past) the limit. It's an excellent car for drivers who want to sharpen their skills and poses enough of a challenge for them to grow into it. Drivers of any skill level, however, will be able to appreciate how undeniably entertaining it is to drive on a racetrack or a winding mountain road.

Safety

Standard safety features for the 2017 BMW M2 include antilock brakes, traction and stability control, side airbags for the front seats and full-length side curtain airbags. Optional equipment includes a rearview camera, lane departure warning, and forward collision warning and mitigation with automatic braking.

Crash test results are not available for the M2, but the 2016 BMW 2 Series on which it is based received the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety's highest score of Good in the small-overlap and moderate-overlap front-impact crash tests as well as a Good score in the side-impact, roof strength and head restraint (whiplash protection) tests.

Pro

Impressive power from the turbocharged engine; exceptional handling that rewards enthusiastic driving; relatively affordable compared to other luxury sport coupes with its level of performance.

Con

Road noise can be intrusive at times; some might find the ride quality too stiff for everyday driving; limited selection of exterior and interior colors.

Bottom Line

The 2017 BMW M2 packs a lot of performance and driver engagement into a compact coupe. If you're willing to sacrifice a little ride comfort and passenger space in the name of performance, this two-door will rarely fail to impress.

Manufacturer's Warranty

Type: Basic
• Maximum Years: 4
• Years Limited/unlimited: L
• Miles Limited/unlimited: L
• Start Date: Aug-10-2016 07:58 AM
• End Date: 09-Sep-2099
• Maximum Mileage: 50000

Type: Rust
• Maximum Years: 12
• Years Limited/unlimited: L
• Miles Limited/unlimited: U
• Start Date: Aug-10-2016 07:58 AM
• End Date: 09-Sep-2099

Type: Free Maintenance
• Maximum Years: 3
• Years Limited/unlimited: L
• Miles Limited/unlimited: L
• Comments: Non-transferable
• Start Date: Aug-10-2016 07:58 AM
• End Date: 09-Sep-2099
• Maximum Mileage: 36000

Type: Roadside
• Maximum Years: 4
• Years Limited/unlimited: L
• Miles Limited/unlimited: U
• Start Date: Aug-10-2016 07:58 AM
• End Date: 09-Sep-2099

Type: Drivetrain
• Maximum Years: 4
• Years Limited/unlimited: L
• Miles Limited/unlimited: L
• Start Date: Aug-10-2016 07:58 AM
• End Date: 09-Sep-2099
• Maximum Mileage: 50000

Standard Features

Audio Features - Harman/Kardon

• Hard Drive: Built-in Hard Drive
• Premium Brand Speakers: Harman/kardon
• Total Number Of Speakers: 12
• Cd Player: Single CD Player
• Cd Mp3 Playback
• Speed Sensitive Volume Control
• Radio: AM/FM HD Radio
• Satellite Radio
• Surround Audio
• Watts: 360
• Months Of Provided Satellite Radio Service: 12
• Subwoofer: 2
• Audio System Memory Feature: Includes Audio System
• Digital Audio Input: Auxiliary Audio Input And USB With External Media Control
• Premium Brand Audio System: Harman/kardon
• Usb Connection
• Consumer Generic Feature 0: USB Inputs
• Consumer Generic Feature 1: Upgraded Stereo
• Consumer Generic Feature 2: Aux Audio Inputs

Telematic Features - BMW Assist

• Vehicle Collision Notification
• Fuel/price Finder
• Vehicle Locator
• Stolen Vehicle Tracking/assistance
• Remote Door Unlock
• Destination Guidance (turn By Turn Navigation): Destination Guidance (also Turn-by-Turn Navigation)
• Hands Free Calling: Hands-Free Calling
• Emergency Service
• Vehicle Diagnostics
• Remote Door Lock
• Concierge Service
• Crisis Assistance
• Sent To Navigation Function: Sent-to Navigation Function
• Poi Search
• Roadside Assistance
• Airbag Deployment Notification
• Destination Download
• Mobile Internet (browser)
• Dealer Service Contact
• Google Search
• Stock Information
• Traffic Information
• Sports/news Information
• Text To Speech (aka Text To Voice): Text-to-Speech (AKA Text-to-Voice)
• Weather Information
• Customer Relations/vehicle Information

Cargo Dimensions

• Cargo Capacity, All Seats In Place (cubic feet): 10.0

Mobile Connectivity

• Bluetooth: Bluetooth
• Mobile Router
• Satellite Communications: BMW Assist

Instrumentation

• Clock
• Compass
• External Temperature Gauge: External Temperature Display
• Tachometer
• Tire Pressure Monitoring System: Tire Pressure Monitoring
• Trip Computer

Misc. Exterior Features

• Rear Spoiler

Doors

• Number Of Doors: 2

Exterior Lights

• Adaptive Headlights
• Daytime Running Lights
• Headlights Dusk Sensor: Dusk Sensing
• Self Leveling Headlights: Self-leveling
• Xenon Headlights: Xenon High Intensity Discharge

Front Passenger Seat

• Heated Passenger Seat: Multi-level Heating
• Height Adjustable Passenger Seat: Height Adjustable
• Number Of Passenger Seat Power Adjustments: 10
• Passenger Seat Adjustable Lumbar: Power Adjustable Lumbar Support

Steering

• Power Steering: Electric Power Steering

1st Row Seats

• 1st Row Seat Type: Sport
• 1st Row Upholstery: Leather
• Adjustable Seat Headrest: Height Adjustable Headrests
• Number Of 1st Row Headrests: 2
• Seat Whiplash Protection: Whiplash Protection System

Interior Dimensions

• 1st Row Head Room: 40.1
• 1st Row Leg Room: 41.5
• 1st Row Shoulder Room: 54.4
• 2nd Row Head Room: 36.5
• 2nd Row Leg Room: 33.0
• 2nd Row Shoulder Room: 53.4 in.

Power Outlets

• Power Outlet(s): 12V

Exterior Dimensions

• Minimum Ground Clearance: 4.8
• Overall Height: 55.5
• Overall Length: 176.2
• Overall Width With Mirrors: 78.1
• Overall Width Without Mirrors: 73.0
• Wheelbase: 106.0

Windows

• Intermittent Front Wipers: Variable Intermittent
• One Touch Windows: 2
• Power Windows
• Rain Sensing Front Wipers: Rain Sensing
• Rear Defogger

Steering Wheel

• Audio Controls On Steering Wheel: Audio Controls
• Cruise Controls On Steering Wheel: Cruise Controls
• Phone Controls On Steering Wheel
• Steering Wheel Adjustments: Tilt And Telescopic
• Steering Wheel Trim: Leather

Storage

• Center Console: Front Console With Storage
• Cupholders Location: Front
• Door Pockets Location: Front

Seating Configuration

• 1st Row Seating Capacity: 2
• 2nd Row Seating Capacity: 2

Air Conditioning

• Air Filtration: Interior Air Filtration
• Climate Control Memory: Includes Climate Control
• Front Air Conditioning: Automatic Climate Control
• Front Air Conditioning Zones: Dual
• Rear Heat: Rear Ventilation Ducts

Differential

• Final Drive Ratio: 3.46
• Limited Slip Rear Differential

Suspension

• Front Spring Type: Coil Springs
• Front Stabilizer Bar: Stabilizer Bar
• Front Suspension Classification: Independent
• Independent Suspension: Four-wheel
• Rear Spring Type: Coil Springs
• Rear Stabilizer Bar: Stabilizer Bar
• Rear Suspension Classification: Independent

Specifications

• Curb Weight (lbs): 3505
• EGE City MPG: 18
• EGE Combined MPG: 21
• EGE Highway MPG: 26
• EPA City MPG: 18
• EPA Combined MPG: 21
• EPA Highway MPG: 26
• Fuel Capacity (gallons): 13.7
• Manufacturer 0 60mph Acceleration Time (seconds): 4.3
• TCO Curb Weight (lbs): 3505
• Turning Diameter (feet): 38.4

Brake System

• Antilock Braking System: 4-wheel ABS
• Brake Drying
• Braking Assist
• Emergency Braking Preparation
• Front Brake Type: Ventilated Disc
• Rear Brake Type: Ventilated Disc

Drive Type

• Driven Wheels: Rear Wheel Drive

Misc. Interior Features

• Cruise Control: Adaptive Cruise Control
• Floor Mat Material: Carpet
• Floor Mats
• Universal Remote Transmitter

Collision Safety System

• Post Collision Safety System: Post-collision Safety System

Driver Seat

• Driver Seat Adjustable Lumbar: Power Adjustable Lumbar Support
• Heated Driver Seat: Multi-level Heating
• Height Adjustable Driver Seat: Height Adjustable
• Number Of Driver Seat Power Adjustments: 10
• Number Of Memorized Driver Seat Settings: 2

Security

• Anti Theft Alarm System: Remote Anti-theft Alarm System
• Engine Immobilizer
• Power Door Locks: Hands-free Entry

Airbags

• Head Airbags: Front And Rear
• Knee Airbags: Dual Front
• Passenger Airbag Deactivation: Occupant Sensing Deactivation
• Side Airbags: Dual Front

Navigation System

• Navigation System: Navigation With Voice Activation
• Real Time Traffic

2nd Row Seats

• 2nd Row Seat Type: Bench
• Adjustable 2nd Row Headrests: Folding Headrests
• Number Of 2nd Row Headrests: 2

Mirrors

• Auto Dimming Rearview Mirror: Electrochromatic
• 1st Row Vanity Mirrors: Dual Illuminated Vanity Mirrors
• Side Mirror Memory: Includes Exterior Mirrors
• Auto Dimming Side Mirrors: Electrochromatic
• Turn Signal Side Mirrors: Turn Signal In Mirrors
• Power Retractable Side Mirrors: Power Retractable Mirrors
• Exterior Mirror Adjustment: Power
• Heated Exterior Mirrors: Heated

Tires - 265/35 R19 245/35 R19 Performance

• Front Tire Profile: 35
• Front Tires Diameter: 19
• Rear Tire Width: 265
• Tire Type: Performance
• Front Tire Width: 245
• Rear Tire Diameter: 19
• Rear Tire Profile: 35

Wheels - 19x10.0 19x9.0 Alloy

• Rim Type: Painted Alloy
• Front Wheel Diameter: 19
• Rear Wheel Diameter: 19
• Rear Wheel Width: 10.0
• Front Wheel Width: 9.0

Available Options

Option/Package Availability MSRP/Invoice
Apple CarPlay Compatibility All$300 / $275
M Driver's PackageOne-day high performance driving school for BMW M vehicles, taught on a racetrack either at the BMW Performance Center East in South Carolina or West in California; Vehicle top speed limiter increased to 168 mph All$2,500 / $2,300
M Double-Clutch Transmission W/Drivelogic7-speed double clutch automated manual transmission with Drivelogic All$2,900 / $2,670
Executive PackageHeated steering wheel; Rear view camera; Park Distance Control (rear); Automatic high beams; Active Driving Assistant; Wireless charging; WiFi Hotspot; Speed limit info All$1,400 / $1,290

Available Colors

BMW M2 Exterior Colors:

Mineral Grey Metallic
 
Long Beach Blue Metallic
 
Black Sapphire Metallic
 
Alpine White
 

BMW M2 Interior Colors:

Black Dakota W/Blue Highlight
 

Safety Features

Xenon high intensity discharge headlamp
Traction control
Brake drying
Front and rear ventilated disc brakes
Remote anti-theft alarm system
Engine immobilizer
Front and rear head airbags
Tire pressure monitoring
Dusk sensing headlamps
Turn signal mirrors
Dual front side-mounted airbags
2 front headrests
Stability control
Child seat anchors
4-wheel ABS
2 rear headrests
Post-collision safety system
Rear folding headrests
Emergency braking assist
Emergency braking preparation
Passenger airbag occupant sensing deactivation
Daytime running lights
Self-leveling headlights
Adaptive headlights

IISH Information
(Insurance Institute for Highway Safety ratings)

Side impact test - Not Tested

Roof Strength Test - Not Tested

Rear crash protection/head restraint - Not Tested

IIHS Small Overlap Front Test Results - Not Tested

IIHS Moderate Overlap Front Test Results - Not Tested

Mechanical Features

Engine: 3liter
Cylinders: 6
Displacement: 2979
Horsepower: 365
Valves: 24
Torque: 343
Fuel: Premium Unleaded (required)
Transmission: 6 speed MANUAL
Drive Type: Rear Wheel Drive

Recalls

BMW M2 Recalls Issued - 2017

No recalls issued
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