Updated: January 11, 2016
BMW’s muscled 2-Series coupe and the X4 M40i — a downsized version of the fastback X6 — are set for their worldwide debut at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit next month. Video of the veritable sports coupe is below.
Under the bonnet of the 2016 BMW M2 is a new 3.0-liter TwinPower turbocharged 6-cylinder that produces 365 horsepower and 343 lb-ft of torque. A choice of a 6-speed manual or 7-speed dual clutch DCT automatic lifted from the M4 is available. The launch from zero to 60 mph is accomplished in a scant 4.2 seconds. A top speed raised from 155 mph to 168 mph is possible if the M Driver’s Package is ordered.
Hidden from view, but vitally important, is an all-aluminum suspension and electronically controlled differential derived from the M3 and M4. Behind the 19-inch wheels and Michelin Pilot Super Sport tires are powerful brakes with oversized discs (380mm front, 370mm rear).
The 2016 BMW M2 is due to arrive in U.S. showrooms Spring 2016. Prices start at $51,700 plus destination and handling fees starting in April 2016.
The BMW X4 M40i also will make its world debut in Detroit. With 355 horsepower and 343 lb-ft of torque, the newly developed M Performance TwinPower Turbo technology inline 6-cylinder engine will also be making its world debut. Reaching an electronically limited top speed of 150 mph, the BMW X4 M40i travels from 0-60 mph in just 4.7 seconds.
Design and technology are also at their peak in the BMW X4 M40i and include a powerful yet efficient exterior chassis tuned to M Performance specifications, BMW ConnectedDrive, intelligent xDrive and TwinScroll turbo technology. The BMW X4 M40i will be available in US showrooms in February 2016 starting at $57,800 plus destination and handling charges.
Some of you might be curious as to how the M2 differs from the M235i. The answer is in this “everything you ever wanted to know” video of the highly anticipated BMW M2 that made its global debut at January’s the auto show in Detroit.