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Thank's Bristle... I still wonder why BMW luvvies don't use the BMW Forum ?
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Thank's Bristle... I still wonder why BMW luvvies don't use the BMW Forum ?

The same reason as the Merc ones although some of them love everything but Audi and still drive/own an Audi.

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Do you mind if I troll this thread and rip the **** out of the M2?

Stock exhaust sound: 3.0-liter twin-scroll turbocharged straight six-cylinder.

M235i vs M2 morph gifs.
(Don't try this with S3 vs RS3)




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That gif is genuinely a good call! Deffo don't try it with the S3 --> Rs3 haha. I do question sometimes why people buy a hatchback for 50k.
Go for M2!
Good weather here so it will be my daily driver car since April.

The latest news was that it is not limited production but the fact that the M2 doesn't have a dedicated production line like the M3/4's means they have to pull regular 2 series off the line to turn them into M2's which takes longer so limits the amount they can produce, so they sort of are and are not limited production lol the discounts you can get on half decent spec M4/3's at the moment I think anyone would be mad to order an M2 especially as it doesn't come with half the regular 'M' trinkets

Too much hype for this car... and still no reviews!! (until feb). I think this was expected and production and availability will be higher than it seems.

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My M2 is fully spec, all options except driving assistant options, for £47,800, final price all included (all taxes, VATs, registration, delivery...). (not in UK).

Extras: metallic color, DKG, ConnectedDrive Pack, Rear camera, Sun Prot, adaptive lights, keyless entry, HK, alarm, sunroof, bussiness nav, heat seats..., got some good discounts here.

I prefer M2 over M4 because design, size, sound.., I think performance will not be so different.
M4 is about £62,000 (discounts not included) with similar M2 options.

(video: suspension still features shipping blocks, sound in confort mode)
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Put like that yeah anyone would be mad to buy the M2.

M4 is a FAR superior car on all levels so for just a few grand more defo a no brainer.

BMW will be LOL-ing to the bank with zero discounts on the M2 :)

I got 18,8% discount on M2

And 1st spot available, bussines dealer relation, not standard deal.
In my country M4 with similar M2 options and same discount (18,8%), is £66.700!!
£18.900 difference with M2.

With that difference I will buy an used (2/3 years) Mini JCW for my girl (and me), and fuel included for M2 and MINI for a lot of miles :D. Not a bad deal.

Here M4 comes with 18', no adaptive suspension... and base price is much higher than M2, about 29.000€ in MT or 24.400€ if both are DKG (pollution tax in M4 moves from 14,75% in MT to 9,75% in DKG, so that option is "free". M2 is 9,75% in both transmissions)
The M2 is the same weight as the M4, and only about 15cm shorter, less than 10 cm narrower, and yet is nearly 50 bhp down.
Personally to me it's a no brainer to choose between the M2 and big brother M4

Is 20,3cm shorter. Only 1,6cm narrower and a little lighter. There is a noticeable size difference and presence.

50bhp more but just 6 seconds of difference in Nürburgring (M4 7m52s vs M2 7m58s). Do a minimal tuning to M2 (bmw probably limited it a lot to avoid exceed M3/M4) and stock M4s will be left behind easily.

All new model and -£18.900 (for me), no brainer to get M2 instead M4. It's a bargain.

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I saw a 2 series coupe recently and the one thing which really struck me was how awkward the rear end looked.

It looks really bulbous and weird and was not to my taste at all sorry.

M4 by comparison looks just right with nice style lines and proportions ...

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In my neighborhood there is a M4. I will compare M2 with M4 size and all angles (I like M4 but too big for me, I prefer M2 size). 20cm shorter and same narrow... I think M2 will look much better.

BMW M2 Reviews /compilation by Artemis

  • Attuale - Feb 11, 2016: here (text)
    Bimmerpost - 2addicts forum fellow comment
  • Autoblog - Feb 16, 2016: here (text)
    "2016 BMW M2 First Drive - It's The M We Want At A Size We Can Live With"
  • Autocar - Feb 16, 2016: here (text)
    "2016 BMW M2 Review"
  • Autoevolution - Feb 18, 2016: here (text)
    "Watch the BMW M2 Thunder Down Laguna Seca for No Reason"
  • AutoExpress - Feb 17, 2016 + Feb 23, 2016: here (text) and here (video - 03:20)
    "BMW M2 Coupe 2016 Review" + "New BMW M2 review: Classic M Car In The Making?"
  • Autofocus - Feb 16, 2016: here (text)
    "2016 BMW M2: The Track Car That Doubles As A Daily Driver"
  • Automobile - Feb 17, 2016: here (text)
    "2016 BMW M2 Review"
  • Autos - Feb 17, 2016: here (text)
    "First Drive: 2016 BMW M2"
  • Autotrader - Feb 16, 2016: here (text)
    "2016 BMW M2 By The Numbers"
  • Autoweek - Feb 16, 2016: here (text) and here (text)
    "2016 BMW M2 First Drive: All Is Right With The World" + "Gallery BMW M2 Review And First Drive"
  • Bimmerfest - Feb 16, 2016: here (text), here (video - 01:51), here (video - 00:25) and here (video - 01:11)
    "The BMW M2 Review - This Is The BMW You've Been Waiting For" + "Laguna Seca in the 2017 M2" + "Soundtrack by BMW M: The 2017 M2" + "Auberlen on the 2017 M2"
  • BimmerFile - Feb 16, 2016 + Feb 22, 2016: here (text) and here (text)
    "BimmerFile Review: The 2016 BMW M2" + "BimmerFile Technical Report: The BMW M2"
  • BIMMERPOST - Feb 16, 2016: here (text & video - 22:32), here (video - 22:32), here (video - 06:13) and here (video - 02:59)
    "BIMMERPOST BMW M2 In Depth Review From Laguna Seca" + "Raw sounds of BMW M2 at Laguna Seca (take off, acceleration, tracking)" + "BMW M2 with 1M Coupe and 2002 Turbo on Laguna Seca"
  • BMWBlog - Feb 16, 2016: here (text)
    "First Drive: 2016 BMW M2"
  • Business Insider - Feb 17, 2016: here (text)
    "The BMW M2 Is The Anti-Driverless Car"
  • Car and Driver - Feb 16, 2016: here (text)
    "2016 BMW M2 - The Follow-Up To The 1-Series M Finally Is Here"
  • Carbuyer - Feb 16, 2016: here (text)
    "Review - BMW M2 Coupe"
  • Car Enthusiast - Feb 16, 2016: here (text)
    "First Drive: BMW M2 Coupé - Is The New BMW M2 The Best Car M Makes? We Think So"
  • CAR Magazine - Feb 16, 2016: here (text) (requires login)
    "Up There With The Best Of M: 2016 BMW M2 Review"
  • Cars - Feb 18, 2016: here (video - 06:13) and here (video - 02:56)
    "2016 BMW M2 Laguna Seca Drive" + "2016 BMW M2 Road Drive"
  • Cars Platform - Feb 18, 2016: here (video - 04:19)
    "2017 BMW M2 Coupe Exterior and Interior"
  • Complete Car - Feb 17, 2016: here (text)
    "BMW M2 Coupé review"
  • CTV News - Feb 20, 2016: here (text)
    "BMW M2 Sports Coupe Gets Track Tested"
  • Driving - Feb 16, 2016: here (text)
    "First Drive: 2016 BMW M2 - BMW's Lean, Mean Track Machine Carves Up The Road With Scalpel-Like Precision"
  • EVO - Feb 16, 2016: here (text)
    "BMW M2 Review - Is The New Baby M-Car A Return To Form For The M Division?"
  • Forbes - Feb 20, 2016: here (text)
    "BMW M2: A Road Test And Interview With BMW's Chief Engineer Klaus Fröhlich"
  • Getreading - Feb 23, 2016: here (text)
    "Car Review: BMW M2"
  • GTspirit - Feb 19, 2016: here (text) and here (video - 02:34)
    "2016 BMW M2 Review" + "2016 BMW M2 | First Drive - Laguna Seca"
  • - Feb 18, 2016: here (text)
    "Racing debut for BMW’s M2 in California"
  • Jalopnik - Feb 17, 2016: here (text)
    "The 2016 BMW M2 Is BMW's Middle Finger To Everyone Who Says They Got Soft"
  • Kelley Blue Book - Feb 17, 2016: here (video - 04:57)
    "2016 BMW M2 - First Look"
  • Leftlane News - Feb 17, 2016: here (text)
    "First Drive: 2016 BMW M2 Coupe [Review]"
  • Mashable - Feb 16, 2016: here (text & video - 01:52) and here (video - 02:02)
    "Drivers With Trust Issues Won't Like The Formidable BMW M2 Coupe" + "2016 BMW M2 First Look | Mashable"
  • Moto-Man - Feb 14, 2016: here (video - 07:00) + Feb 16, 2016: here (video - 16:00)
    "2016 BMW M2 Tech Review" + "2016 BMW M2 First Drive Review On Laguna Seca"
  • Motor Authority - Feb 16, 2016: here (text)
    "2016 BMW M2 First Drive"
  • Motoring Research - Feb 19, 2016: here (text)
    "2016 BMW M2 review: First Drive"
  • Motor Trend - Feb 17, 2016: here (text)
    "2016 BMW M2 First Test Review - BMW Has Done Something We Didn't Think Possible"
  • PCWorld - Feb 16, 2016: here (text)
    "BMW M2 First Drive: Exhilarating, Tossable, And Thoroughly Driver-Full"
  • PistonHeads - Feb 18, 2016: here (text)
    "BMW M2: Review - The M car we've been waiting for, or left in the shadow of the M4?"
  • Pursuitist - Feb 17, 2016 + Feb 18, 2016: here (text) and here (video - 02:15)
    "First Drive: 2016 BMW M2. Anything But Autonomous + BMW M2 Hot Lap"
  • Road & Track - Feb 17, 2016: here (text)
    "13 Things You Learn After Driving the BMW M2 - M is back"
  • Roadshow - Feb 16, 2016: here (text)
    "BMW M2 Is A Track-Ready Daily Driver"
  • Roundel - Feb 16, 2016: here (text)
    "The M2 Is Exactly The Drivin’ Fool You Hoped It Would Be"
  • SlashGear - Feb 17, 2016 + Feb 18, 2016: here (text) and here (video - 02:30)
    "2016 BMW M2 First Drive: A Future Classic" + "BMW M2 first drive on and off the track at Laguna Seca"
  • The Drive - Feb 16, 2016: here (text)
    "The BMW M2 Will Save Us All - Cheap. Fast. Fun. If You’ve Been Waiting For A True Heir To The 2002ti’s Throne, It’s Here"
  • The Driver's Seat - Feb 16, 2016: here (video - 05:04)
    "2016 BMW M2 First Drive & Review At Laguna Seca"
  • The Globe And Mail - Feb 18, 2016: here (text)
    "New BMW M2 Is The Best M Car In A Generation"
  • The Telegraph - Feb 18, 2016: here (text)
    "2016 BMW M2 review"
  • The Verge - Feb 23, 2016: here (text)
    "Driving the BMW M2: perfectly flawed"
  • Top Gear - Feb 16, 2016 + Feb 20, 2016: here (text) and here (text)
    "First Drive: The New BMW M2" + "Ten Things We Learned About The New BMW M2"
  • Torque News - Feb 17, 2016: here (text)
    "New BMW M2 Is Much More Than A Track Star"
  • Trackman - Feb 15, 2016: here (part I) (text) and here (part II) (text)
    Bimmerpost - 2addicts forum fellow comment
  • Yahoo! - Feb 17, 2016: here (text)
    "Did BMW Find Its Spirit With The M2?"
  • YouCar - Feb 18, 2016: here (video - 02:25) and here (video - 01:05)
    "Test Drive 2016 BMW M2 - Laguna Seca Racetrack" + "2016 BMW M2 Coupe - Interior"
Other languages:
  • AutoBild - Feb 17, 2016: here (text) + here (video - 05:31) (German)
    "Das M-Konzentrat" + "BMW M2 (2016) - Erste Fahrt im neuen M-Spross"
  • Auto Motor und Sport - Feb 17, 2016: here (text) (German)
    "Neuer BMW M2 (2016) im Fahrbericht - Würdiger Nachfolger für 1er M Coupé?"
    "BMW M2 Coupé: Einsteiger-Kraftwerk"
  • Automundo TV - Feb 17, 2016: here (video - 09:04) (Spanish)
    "Acción con el nuevo BMW M2 Coupé en Circuito de Laguna Seca (español)"
  • Auto News - Feb 17, 2016: here (text) (German)
    "Neuer BMW M2 im ersten Test - (M)ehr Talent als alle anderen"
  • Auto Revue - Feb 17, 2016: here (text) (German)
    "Fahrbericht: BMW M2, kleiner Bruder ganz groß?"
  • Autovisie - Feb 21, 2016: here (text) (Dutch)
    "Autovisie Vlog: Eerste testnotities fast lap BMW M2 (2016)"
  • Auto Zeitung - Feb 17, 2016: here (text) (German)
    "Neuer BMW M2: Erste Fahrt - BMW M2 bringt den Spaß zurück"
  • Die Welt - Feb 17, 2016: here (text) (German)
    "Fahrbericht: BMW M2 Coupé"
  • Focus - Feb 17, 2016: here (text) (German)
    "Fahrbericht BMW M2 Coupé - Alle Macht den Drogen! Grenzerfahrung mit dem BMW M2"
  • Le Guide de l'Auto - Feb 16, 2016: here (text) (French)
    "Exclusif: BMW M2 2016 - L'âme de BMW"
  • Motor Talk - Feb 17, 2016: here (text) (German)
    "Fahrbericht: BMW M2 - Verdammt, ist der geil"
  • Motor Zeitung - Feb 17, 2016: here (text) (German)
    "Test: BMW M2 Coupé - Nur zum Spaß"
  • Motorsport Total - Feb 17, 2016: here (text) (German)
    "BMW M2 Coupe: Einsteiger-Kraftwerk"
  • N-TV - Feb 17, 2016: here (text) (German)
    "Der kurze Weg zum Rundenrekord - BMW M2 Coupé - Frisst nicht nur die Kurven"
  • Stern - Feb 17, 2016: here (text) (German)
BTW, All 2016 UK allocation has gone. Earliest a dealer will be able to get you a car is 1st quarter of 2017.
Availability for 2017 is running out too, is crazy.

Video comment: Some super exquisite "Cold Start" exhaust SOUND footage of the all-new 2016/2017 BMW M2 Coupe delivering 370 hp and 465 Nm of torque (500 in Overboost) out of a single-Turbo R6 engine. I know this is just short clip that was captured on the go but I still would like to share it....boy does this car sound naughty, I cannot imagine how the optional "M Performance Exhaust" will sound! Also, the pictures on the web don't transport the fact how WIDE this car actually is, the looks are extremely powerful and even an M4 looks quite "normal" next to this;) And then there is this we all thought that the Audi RS3 with sports-exhaust is unbeatable but this one is....can I say it?....better! As M2s will be very rare to find I don't know if we will be able to test one this year but I'll keep you in the loop. What do you think about the BMW M2? Please don't hesitate to LIKE / SUBSCRIBE & don't miss all the other cars on Automann-TV. Cheers!
Thought they were like rockin horse poo??.. bout 5 or 6 for sale on Auto Trader!! New too..or with a handful of miles.. bargain at £55k too.. haha
Where is asports car ?

He said delivery was April ?
2 months of delay... but is finally here.

Is amazing. It's the best drivers car I have tested.
Just test it if you have opportunity.
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Would love to try it. The general consensus from auto journalists seem to be that it is very good...but perhaps not the massive wow factor over and above the M235i that they hoped?

While the M235i seem to have its own identity in the BMW line-up, the M2 seems to now fall awkwardly into that category of "why not the M3 or M4....?"

I must confess I prefer the styling of the M235i, but its a great looking car. Enjoy :)
In RL is still better than photos, front and rear width are stunning and this color is amazing changing under different light conditions, I only get people compliment and praise about this car (and they only watch it... best part is driving it).

Here my M2:

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No thanks. Poor styling and usual BMW tacky trim. As a whole proposition the RS3 suits me far better!

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