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New BMW M2 With M Performance Parts Debuts At Essen Motor Show

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BMW has a new M2, and you can upgrade it once it’s sold. The automaker showed off the coupe with M Performance parts installed to the public for the first time at this year’s Essen Motor Show in Germany.

On the outside, the M2 is available with carbon fiber reinforced plastic joints. The upgrades to the front and side skirts had a “positive effect” on the coupe’s aerodynamics. Other M Performance goodies include a rear spoiler and rear diffuser. Also available is a titanium exhaust which saves 17.6 pounds (8 kilograms) and changes the pitch of the engine exhaust.

Inside, BMW offers the M2 with a carbon and Alcantara interior, Alcantara armrests and Alcantara knee pads. The cab also features the automaker’s Curved Display, which BMW packed with M-specific controls, displays and configurations, with M Setup allowing drivers to customize the driving experience to their liking.

The new M2 debuted in October. Under the hood is a BMW S58 twin-turbocharged 3.0-liter inline-six. It produces 453 horsepower (333 kilowatts) and 406 pound-feet (550 Newton-meters) of torque. The six-speed manual gearbox is standard US transmission, but BMW offers an eight-speed automatic gearbox as an upgrade.

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The manual-equipped M2 takes just 4.1 seconds to reach 60 miles per hour (96 kilometers per hour), which drops to 3.9 seconds with the automatic. The M2 has a 155-mph (250-kph) top speed, while the M Driver’s Package can increase that to 177 mph (284 kph).

The 2023 BMW m2 will go on sale in the US in April next year. These will start at $63,194 (all prices include a $995 destination charge), and the automaker will offer a choice of M Performance parts. The most expensive M3 can run for over $77,000.

The Essen Motor Show will start on December 3. The M2 with M Performance parts won’t be alone on BMW displays, with the automaker also showcasing the electric M3 Touring, M240i Coupe and i4 M50 wagon.

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