A 2addicts user has gotten hold of the full options list for the highly anticipated M2. Surprises? Not a lot. Both DCT and manual will be available as expected however options are fairly limited. Like the 1M, BMW appears to be taking an approach of limited customization to create more ordering efficiency and to potentially drive the MSRP down as low as possible.
– Manual 6 Speed standard, 7 speed M-DCT as an option
– Color: Black Sapphire, Alpine White, Long Beach Blue, Mineral Gray
– Interior: black leather with blue stitching
– Wheels: 19″ in black
– Navigation Pro is standard
– Power heated seats is an option
– Carbon inserts standard
– Rear camera is an option
– Parking sensor in the rear is standard, no option for the front
– Internet and this kind of stupid (IMO ) things are an option
– Harman Kardon audio optional
– Adaptive headlights optional
– Warranty extension to 5 years is an option (standard in the US)
– Rear tinted windows is an option (not available in the US)
– Two different telephone system are an option (standard Bluetooth and Advanced Bluetooth)
– Shadow line in black is standard
Clearly the M2 won’t be quite the back to basics M car that the 1M was given the DCT option. However it’s still following much of the same formula. Modifying M3/M4 components and reducing the complexities (not adaptive suspension for instance) in order to offer enthusiasts a car that is more focused than any other M product.
Rumors point to a weight just shy of the M235i’s figure of 3,505 (in manual form) or around 200 lbs more than the 1M. So while the M2 might not be as back to basics of a driving experience as the 1M, it will likely be one helluva an M car.
We expect the S57 B30’s output to be around 365 hp (up 30 on the 1M) with 343 pound-feet of torque. That would put it well above the M235i but a safe distance from the more expensive M4 that BMW doesn’t want to undercut. That power combined with less weight and a short wheelbase than the M4 will be an excellent recipe for quick reflexes and more driver engagement.
Production commences in November with US deliveries beginning in the early spring of 2016. EU deliveries should start in December. The digital debut will happen later this summer with a public debut at LA in November.