2016 BMW M2: Review

© Perry Stern, Automotive Content Experience© Perry Stern, Automotive Content Experience
What Is It?
The 2 Series is the smallest and least expensive model that BMW offers in the U.S. However, with the M2 the German automaker transforms this entry-level model into a true Ultimate Driving Machine. Superior performance has always been the hallmark of all M vehicles that BMW offers, and in the same vein as the 2 Series the M2 is the least expensive M car available. The Mercedes-AMG CLA45 is the closest competitor to the M2, although others include the Audi S3, Nissan Z, Porsche Cayman and Lexus RC. Almost everything comes standard on the BMW M2; our test vehicle was equipped with a $1,250 Executive Package that includes a rearview camera, a heated steering wheel, park-distance control and Active Driving Assistant. The tester M2 was also swathed in Long Beach Blue Metallic, which adds an additional $550. Total price including destination charge is $54,495.

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