BMW M2 has finally landed on American soil. BMW North America presented the new BMW M2 at 2016 Detroit Auto Show just a short while ago. Now we can clearly see why the M2 is expected to eat into the M4’s market share. The term ‘pocket-rocket’ was coined for this very car -- the successor to the immensely successful 1M Coupe.
The BMW M2 boasts a 3.0-liter turbocharged inline 6-cylinder engine which makes 365 hp and 343 lb-ft of torque. Coupled that to a dual-clutch transmission, the M2 hits 60 mph in the same time as an M4. Furthermore, BMW offers the M2 with a manual gearbox as an option so that purists of the M-car can just shut up and stop whining.
Following is a video shot by the good folks at Jalopnik who were present during the press conference at 2016 Detroit Auto Show. For more news from 2016 NAIAS keep watching this space.
BMW M2 Explained in true Jalopnik style video:
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