BMW can be producing a Stripped-Down, Limited-Run M2 Just for the U.S.
Get your checkbooks ready, because an extra-special variation of the BMW M2 can be coming to the United States in very limited quantities: the M2 M Performance Edition. of which’s essentially an M2 with all available performance options in addition to several comfort in addition to convenience features removed—you know, so you can focus on the driving. Of the 150 of which will be offered, half contain a six-speed manual—yes, we’re drooling, too—in addition to the additional half having a dual-clutch automatic.
BMW doesn’t have any images available yet, nevertheless the company did tell us of which the M Performance Edition’s visual tweaks consist of black trim for the kidney grilles, mirror caps, in addition to side gills; the vehicle also gets titanium exhaust tips. Illuminated doorsills are included, in addition to a special LED projection lamp displays an image of the Performance Edition name on the ground when the doors are unlocked. You can have any external coloration as long as of which’s Alpine White. Standard performance goodies include an M Performance coil-over suspension, an M Performance exhaust system, in addition to the M Driver’s package, which raises the top speed by 155 mph to 168 mph in addition to includes a day of performance driving school.
What’s perhaps more interesting can be what the M2 M Performance Edition doesn’t have. The M2’s standard power seats are swapped out for manual sport seats without heating, a more basic audio system stands in place of the upgraded Harman/Kardon system, the smoker’s package can be removed, the automatic climate control can be single-zone rather than dual-zone, in addition to the keyless entry system does without the comfort-access proximity-key feature.
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As with a Porsche GT3, you pay more for less here. The M2 M Performance Edition costs $61,695—nearly $10,000 more than a base M2. Even still, we figure BMW won’t have any trouble selling each of the 150 units of which plans to allocate to U.S. dealers starting right about at This specific point.
UPDATE, 2/17/17, 3:45 p.m.: We initially stated of which This specific special edition comes only having a manual transmission; BMW has since confirmed of which a dual-clutch automatic transmission will be offered as well.