BMW Australia has announced details of the updated version of its M2 Coupe due here in the fourth quarter of 2024.

The current (second generation) M2 has been on sale since December 2022 and the upgrade brings increased power and torque, new cockpit design, extra paint choices together with equipment and technology enhancements.

As before power comes from a straight-six M TwinPower Turbo engine. Power has been increased from 338 to 353kW with torque up from 550 to 600Nm.

Advances have been made with throttle mapping and response in all selectable drive modes that see acceleration up fractionally to 4.2 seconds over the zero to 100 km/h sprint when paired with the six-speed manual gearbox.

With the eight-speed M Steptronic Sport transmission, it can now hit the 100km/h mark from rest in 4.0 seconds

The revised cockpit of the BMW M2 includes a new M leather steering wheel with flat-bottomed rim, modified spokes and a red centre marker at the 12 o’clock position. An Alcantara trimmed wheel will also be available as an option.

The cockpit also features a redesigned instrument panel to enhance functionality. New adjustment controls for the air vent grilles in the centre of the instrument panel and on the driver’s and front passenger side of the cockpit allow the airflow to be adjusted using rotating and tilting movements.

Vernasca leather upholstery, which is already standard on Australian models, can now be ordered in a red/black bi-colour variant. In addition, the lightweight M Carbon bucket seats can be specified as an individual option.

Customers can elevate the look of their BMW M2 Coupe with a new M light-alloy wheel design in double-spoke design finished in silver. Wheel size is 19-inch on the front and 20-inch on the rear as before.

A lift in the technology offering sees the BMW M2 receive the latest evolution of the BMW iDrive control/operation system based on BMW Operating System 8.5.

The BMW M2 is now available in a wider choice of paint finishes, including new Sao Paulo Yellow solid, Fire Red metallic, Portimao Blue metallic and Skyscraper Grey metallic.

The BMW Individual portfolio now also features Java Green, Voodoo Blue, Grigio Telesto and Twilight Purple.

Pricing and specification of the BMW M2 Coup will be revealed next month, with deliveries commencing in Q4.




About Alistair Kennedy

Alistair Kennedy is Automotive News Service and Marque Publishing's business manager and the company's jack-of-all-trades. An accountant by profession, he designs the Marque range of motoring book titles, operates the company's motoring bookshop on the NSW Central Coast and the associated web site, as well as its huge digital and hard copy database. Whenever we can escape from the office he does so to cover new vehicle releases and contributes news stories. Alistair's other interests include cricket and family history on which he has written three books.
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