2016 BMW M2

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After years of anticipation, BMW has finally unveiled the 2016 BMW M2, the successor to the automaker’s beloved 1-Series M Coupe. The aggressive design is fronted by a modified bumper engineered to reduce lift, along with a revised grille, front fender vents and widened wheel arches. Out back, the model has a new rear bumper and a diffuser, complemented by a four-tailpipe sports exhaust system.The car rides on and 19-inch forged aluminum wheels wrapped in bespoke Michelin Pilot Super Sport tires. Under the hood is a 3.0-liter M TwinPower Turbo six-cylinder engine, generating 365 bhp and 343 lb-ft of torque, or 369 lb-ft with overboost. Equipped with the standard six-speed manual transmission, the M2 sprints from 0-60 mph in 4.4 seconds, ultimately achieving an electronically-limited top speed of 155 mph. For those who opt for the optional seven-speed M Double Clutch Transmission, they’ll experience a 0-60 mph time of just 4.2 seconds. Additional performance features take the form of aluminum suspension components and aluminum front and rear axles borrowed from the M3 and M4. There’s also an M-tuned electronic power steering system, Active M Differential and a high-performance braking system with vented and perforated discs, as well as four- and two-piston calipers. Look for the vehicle to release in the U.S. next spring.

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