BMW Group Malaysia introduced the new BMW M2 Coupé, the newest high performance compact premium sports coupe from the BMW Group’s famed M Division. Mr. Han Sang Yun, Managing Director and CEO of BMW Group Malaysia said, “The BMW M2 Coupé perfectly illustrates our strengths and capabilities in creating dynamic and premium two door, short wheel base and ultimate rear wheel drive sports car which emotionally stirs performance car fans all over the world.”

Han added that the premium automaker is constantly seeking to challenge its own boundaries in order to deliver the best in automotive innovations and sheer driving pleasure to its customers.“With the new advancements introduced, the New BMW M2 Coupé is already a winner on and off the track. The high peformance sports coupe only recently took home the much coveted Sports Auto Award for the second time. A back to back win in 2016 and 2017. The appeal of this win alone, makes the New BMW M2 very appealing to motorsports fans in Malaysia.” said Han.

Design – key highlights

  •  newly designed front and rear section with modified front apron with large air inlets
  • new bi-LED headlights in place of xenon units found on its predecessor.
  • twin exhaust tailpipes
  • newly designed all-LED tailights
  • 19-inch aluminium wheels in M twin-spoke design

Interior – key highlights

  •  new M-specific black instrument panel with contrast stitching which features
  •  new infotainment system with live tiles and touch screen capabilities.
  • Apple Car Play is available via the BMW ConnectedDrive Store. Aside from an
  • M leather ‘Walknappa’ steering wheel with M Drive buttons
  • trim finishes in high-gloss carbon fibre

 

Performance – key highlights

Engine:  3.0 litre M TwinPower Turbo in-line six-cylinder engine
Transmission: 7-speed Dual Clutch Transmission
Max power: 365hp @ 6,500 rpm
Max torque: 465 Nm with a short-term maximum of 500 Nm using the overboost function.
Suspension: lightweight M Sport suspension system
Steering: M Servotronic steering with two response settings
Brakes: M compound brakes

Other highlights contributing to the specific motorsports nature of the car include the dual flow oil return pump to ensure oil is distributed evenly throughout the engine during heavy acceleration, braking and on fast curves. The electronically controlled Active M Differential, which optimises traction and directional stability, also plays a significant role here.  It provides greater driving pleasure with the M Dynamic Mode (MDM) which allows for slight wheel slip and controlled drifting.

The New BMW M2 Coupé offers exterior colour offerings which include Long Beach Blue, Black Sapphire, Alpine White and Mineral Grey. The interior and seat colour comes in Dakota Black Leather with Contrast Stitching in Blue in M Sport seats for the driver and passenger.

The New BMW M2 Coupé  asking price isRM535,800 (on the road, without insurance, and with 5 Years Unlimited Mileage Warranty with Free Scheduled Service Program as well as 2 Years/ 24 Months Tyre Warranty Programme)

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