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BMW M2 enters production, India launch in 2016

BMW M2 enters production

2016 BMW M2 coupe replaces BMW 1 Series M Coupe also produced in 2011-12 in Leipzig.

Unveiled earlier this month, new BMW M2 Coupe has entered production at company plant in Leipzig, Germany. Set to be launched internationally early in 2016, India launch is also set to take place later in 2016.

The smallest of the M Series, the new M2 Coupe is powered by a 3.0 liter M TwinPower Turbo six cylinder engine offering 365 hp power and 465 Nm torque mated to a 6 speed manual transmission allows the coupe to accelerate from 0 to 100 kmph in 4.4 seconds, just a second faster than the M235i with manual transmission while top speed is at 250 kmph.


Sporting a new front fascia and grille, 2016 BMW M2 Coupe sits on 19” forged aluminum wheels with Michelin Pilot Super Sports tyres. Its exterior is dominated by front fender vents, wider wheel arches and new four tailpipe sports exhaust system.

Improvements in interiors are seen in the form of a new steering wheel design, several chrome accents and an updated infotainment system. Interiors will be seen in black leather seats with contrasting stitching and side bolsters while Alcantara is seen on door panels.


Collision alert, pedestrian and lane depart warning systems, rearview camera, navigation and parking sensors will form the on-board safety features while an optional M lap timer will keep records of speed, longitudinal and lateral acceleration, steering angles, gear and fuel consumption.

To be offered in four exterior colors of Long Beach Blue metallic, Alpine White, Black Sapphire metallic and Mineral Grey metallic, the M2 Coupe will be making its way to showrooms across Europe in April 2016. Pricing and options will be revealed closer to market launch.


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