BMW M2 Coupe gets M Performance upgrades with go-faster aerodynamic package and sportier interiors
BMW has recently revealed a number of upgrades for its M2 Coupe which comes under the ultra-sophisticated M Performance package. On the outside, the model receives aerodynamic body kit inspired by the M2 MotoGP Safety Car. The new SC due to be introduced from the 2016 MotoGP season opening Qatar GP on March 20th sports Alpine White paint scheme with the signature M livery along with a slew of other M Performance parts.
The BMW M2 Coupe has been specified with carbon-reinforced plastic made aerodynamic kit with aggressive kidney-shaped radiator grille, all-new M Performance sill attachments up front and the rear, twin exhaust pipes with flap silencer system on both sides of the rear diffuser which helps the car hug to the ground by enhancing downforce, mirror caps, slimmer boot spoiler which in contrast is passive as against the M2 MotoGP Safety Car’s adjustable rear wing.
The side profile is drawn with M livery and the five-spoke glossier alloy rims make it stand apart from the stock model. The suspension settings have been tweaked to cater a low-slung appeal with improved performance and it rides on larger wheels. The coil spring suspension helps lower the springs of up to 20 mm and the shock absorbers can be adjusted to 16 levels. The sporty brake pads allows for less stopping distance compared to the standard system.
Inside the cabin, the sportiness is accentuated by M Performance assortments with LED door sill strips on the driver and passenger’s sides, stainless steel pedal covers and floor mats, M symbol on the gear knob, blue contrast stitching on seats and multi-spoke steering wheel, blue accents on the stand alone infotainment system, etc.
The M2 Coupe with M Performance package has all-new Alcantra leather upholstery and two different types of steering wheels. The M Performance Pro has gripper steering wheel covered in Alcantra and harder foam whilst the M Performance steering wheel has provisions for race display and finished in carbon fibre as similar to the M2 MotoGP Safety Car.
The race display on the upper steering wheel rim gives lap time, longitudinal and transverse acceleration information among others. Using Bluetooth remote control, the Sport and Track driving modes can be selected depending on driver’s preference.
It gets power from a 3.0-litre M TwinPower Turbo six-cylinder motor that churns out 365 horsepower and 465 Nm of peak torque. The M2 Coupe can accelerate from 0-100 kph in just 4.2 seconds before hitting a top speed electronically limited to 250 kph. The M2 Coupe with M Performance package will be available in the international markets from next month onwards.