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BMW M2 | Unadulterated ‘M’arvel! | First Drive

The all-new entry point to BMW’s M division thrills and admittedly makes you question the need of an M4.

For

Chassis & Fun Handling, All-round Practical Coupe

Against

Imperfect 6-spd Manual, Heavy-weight, Mediocre Fuel Economy

Interior

Inside, the M2 features the same layout as the 2-series coupe sold globally. Front seat space is plentiful but medium to tall passengers relegated to the rear may be wishing for a 3-series sedan. The M sport leather seats are supremely comfortable and feature dramatic bolstering and light-up M logos. 

The new-generation M2 features more tech than the last one, including BMW's latest iDrive 8 infotainment interface with a curved digital dashboard split into 2 screens (12.3in driver’s display and a 14.9in infotainment touch sensitive display) as seen on the i4 and 3 series facelift. A host of driver-assistance features is now available too as standard. It’s wide opening boot with 395L of space and devoid of any spare tire is quite wholesome. With the rear seats folded flat, I was pleasantly surprised at how it gobbled up my road cycle with just the front wheel off. Very few sports coupe’s with this footprint can boast of this feat.



TopGear Magazine July 2024