BMW will be producing a Stripped-Down, Manual-Only M2 Just for the U.S.
Get your checkbooks ready, because an extra-special edition of the BMW M2 will be coming to the United States in very limited quantities: the M2 M Performance Edition. 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. in addition to which comes only which has a six-speed manual. Yes, we’re drooling, too.
BMW doesn’t have any images available yet, however the company did tell us which the M Performance Edition’s visual tweaks consist of black trim for the kidney grilles, mirror caps, in addition to side gills; your 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 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 coming from 155 mph to 168 mph in addition to includes a day of performance driving school.
What’s perhaps more interesting will 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 will be removed, the automatic climate control will 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 which plans to allocate to U.S. dealers starting right about at which point.