2016 BMW M2: Review

© Perry Stern, Automotive Content Experience© Perry Stern, Automotive Content Experience
6-Speed Manual
Sure, the M2 is quicker to 60 mph if you opt for the 7-speed double-clutch transmission, but we still prefer shifting manually, and luckily our test car was equipped with the 6-speed manual gearbox. That said, the M2 is by no means slow with the manual — 60 mph still comes up in around 4.4 seconds. Shifts are incredibly smooth, partially due to the “engagement speed control function,” which blips the throttle to match the rpm on downshifts as well as lowering revs on upshifts. We love the sound of that smooth throttle blip — it makes drivers look and feel more accomplished than they might be otherwise.

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