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BMW M2 Coupe – 2016 Geneva Motor Show LIVE

 
BMW M2 Coupe 2016 Geneva Motor Show

The performance coupe can accelerate from rest to ton in a mere 4.5 seconds.

The BMW M2 Coupe which world premiered at the Detroit Motor Show in January this year is on display at the 2016 Geneva Motor Show. The 1M replacement is a compact two-door performance coupe with upholds the coveted ‘M’ badge’s traditional values.

Styling is an evolution of the 1M Coupe. The famous kidney grille and familiar headlamps with twin LED Corona rings render a mean look which is further accentuated by the sporty bumper housing sharp edged air intakes. A smoothly arching roof line, bulging sheet metal, large alloy wheels and low profile tyres give a purposeful stance to the coupe when viewed from the side. The rear fascia gets signature L-shaped LED taillights, an integrated spoiler on the boot lid and quad exhaust tips.

BMW M2 Coupe 2016 Geneva Motor Show

The overall styling is an evolution of that of the 1M Coupe.

The driver focused dashbaord has carbon fibre accents at strategic locations. The iDrive infotainment system is supported by a wide screen while the busy centre console is filled with buttons and knobs. Ingress and egress would be tricky for rear seat passengers but the M2 is all about the driver.

Thanks to the use of extensive aluminium, the M2 Coupe tips the scales at 1,590 kg. The new 3.0-litre inline six-cylinder engine with twin-scroll turbocharger is mated either to a 6-speed manual or a 7-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission to pump out an impressive 370 PS and 465 Nm of torque. A further 35 Nm of torque can be availed by using the over boost function. The manual variant can do 0-100 kmph in 4.5 seconds before hitting the electronic limiter at 250 kmph.

BMW M2 Coupe 2016 Geneva Motor Show

The wide display supports the latest versin of iDrive infotainment system.

The BMW M2 Coupe is expected to be launched in India sometime in 2016. Check out our extensive live coverage of 2016 Geneva Motor Show.

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