BMW answer back to Mercedes and Audi

 

BMW M2 2002

BMW have finally developed a car to take on the fantastic Mercedes A45 AMG 4Matic. Its been rumoured for a long time but finally at the Detroit Motor Show this week we got to see the M2. BMW are trying to hark back to their past comparing the M2 to the classic 2002 turbo.

BMW M2

The old BMW 1M was a brilliant little car but the name didn’t really work. BMW have now just updated it and then handed it back to the M division to beef it up a little bit. The M2 has a 3.0 litre turbocharged straight six with 370BHP and 343 lb-ft of torque. The M2 also has an overboost function powering up the engine with an extra 26lb-ft of torque for a brief time. This gives the M2 a 0-60 time of 4.2 seconds and a top speed limited to 155MPH, remove the limiter and its go up to 168MPH.

BMW M2 Rear

The M2 runs a price tag of £44,000, which is £4,000 more expensive than its rivals the Audi RS3 and the Mercedes A45 AMG 4Matic. But with both of them being 4 wheel drive you can expect much more tail out fun from the BMW all of these care will be great to live with so its just a matter of personal preference, I for one would go for the M2 due to its sleek coupe styling. But there are only 2000 coming to the UK so I better get a move on.

 

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