The smallest member of the BMW M family is set to kick off from below $90,000, with pricing information leaked ahead of the coupe’s official Australian launch.
The information has been leaked by enthusiast website, AUSmotive, detailing a two-model M2 range, starting with the M2 Pure for $89,900 equipped with a six-speed manual only, growing to $98,900 for the more lavishly equipped model, simply branded M2.
Extra equipment on the M2 extends to electrically adjustable heated front seats, Harman Kardon audio, ‘Comfort Access’ keyless entry and start, adaptive headlights with automatic high beam, and an alarm.
Also available on the better equipped M2 variant, the option of a seven-speed dual clutch automatic transmission at no extra charge.
Both models will offer the same 3.0 litre turbocharge six-cylinder engine pushing out 272kW and 465Nm of torque with a 500Nm overboost function.
An active M differential, lightweight 19-inch alloy wheels, and unique widebody styling also make up the M2 package.
BMW’s last compact performance offering, the 250kW/450Nm 1 Series M Coupe offered here in 2011 sold for $99,900 in strictly limited numbers, while the new model undercuts the old by an even $10,000 there’s likely to be no cap on numbers, supply however may still be constrained by global demand, at least initially.
While the pricing is far from official the positioning fares well against the less powerful M235i coupe, currently priced from $77,500 and the more powerful, and larger M4 coupe which starts at $166,040.
Full details will follow closer to BMW’s official announcement on the M2 range, which should arrive in Australia in the second quarter of 2016.
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