German automaker BMW has revealed the M2 Coupe which comes with a power-packed engine and will be launched in India in 2016, coming via the CBU route.

BMW M2 Front
The BMW M2 comes with a 3.0-litre twin-scroll petrol engine

BMW has finally revealed details and pictures of the new M2, a replacement for the 1M Coupe. The M2 is based on the 2-Series and will be slotted below the M3 and M4. On the looks front, the M2 looks as aggressive and sporty as any other model from the M range. The styling is very dynamic and has a lot of sharp lines and cuts, that give the M2 a very distinct character. There are also a lot of curves on the body line.

Powering the new BMW M2 is a 3.0-litre, twin-scroll turbocharged, straight 6-cylinder engine that belts out 370 PS of power at 6500 RPM and 465 Nm of torque between 1400-5560 RPM. The engine is offered with a 6-speed manual transmission while a 7-speed DCT gearbox is also available as an option. The BMW M2 does 0-100 km/hr in 4.5 seconds and 4.3 seconds with the manual and automatic transmissions respectively. The DCT gearbox has Comfort, Sport and Sport+ modes and it also has launch control and BMW Smoky Burnout functions.

The BMW M2 gets 19-inch wheels wrapped around light weight forged alloys. The Michelin Pilot Super Sport tyres are 245/35/R19 at the front and 275/35/R19 at the rear. The vehicle gets an active M Differential along with new compound brakes with four-piston fixed callipers at the front and two-piston fixed callipers at the rear. The interiors have the typical BMW design with a lot of M bits here and there, including the lovely M Sport steering wheel.

The vehicle has gone on sale in the UK with prices starting from £44,070 which roughly translates to Rs. 44.17 lakhs. The BMW M2 will be introduced in India too and we can expect a launch in the first quarter of 2016, though nothing has been confirmed yet. When launched in India, it might be priced at around Rs. 1 crore (ex-showroom). The BMW M2 doesn’t fit into any particular segment and hence it has no true rivals. The Porsche Cayman GTS has a similar power output but it costs double than the M2 while the Audi TT comes with quattro unlike the rear-wheel drive BMW.

BMW M2 Interiors
The vehicle is offered with 6-speed manual and 7-speed DCT gearboxes
BMW M2 Side
The M2, to be slotted below the M4 doesn’t have any true rivals
BMW M2 Rear
The vehicle is expected to make it to Indian shores by the first quarter of 2016
BMW M2 Wallpaper
The BMW M2 is the replacement for the 1M Coupe