2018 BMW M2

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$54,500

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2018 BMW M2
2018 BMW M2

Key specs

Base trim shown

Overview

The good:

  • Aggressive styling
  • Performance potential
  • Comfortable front seats
  • Manual transmission still available
  • Active rear differential

The bad:

  • Not much lighter than M4
  • Backseat usability
  • No convertible version
  • Reverse gear engagement (manual transmission)

1 trim

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Notable features

  • LED headlights now standard
  • Six-speed manual or seven-speed dual-clutch automatic
  • Wider and lower than other 2 Series models
  • Rear-wheel drive
  • Twin-turbocharged six-cylinder engine
  • Wireless phone charging and Wi-Fi available

2018 BMW M2 review: Our expert's take


What it is: The M2 is the performance variant of the 2 Series lineup. Offered as a four-seat coupe, it has aggressive styling that includes three front air dams, side skirts, flared fenders, a rear spoiler and quad exhaust outlets. It comes only with rear-wheel drive, a twin-turbo six-cylinder engine and a choice of manual or dual-clutch automatic transmissions.


LED headlamps are now standard.

Consumer reviews

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.6
  • Interior design 4.8
  • Performance 5.0
  • Value for the money 4.7
  • Exterior styling 4.9
  • Reliability 5.0

Most recent consumer reviews

4.9

Original M2 is best BMW

Getting an M2 is an easy decision. The harder part is deciding between an original M2 and a newer M2 Competition. They are both great but very different cars. M2 Competition has more power, but also a lot more weight. It drives like a little M4, The original M2 is much lighter and drives like an early 30's or 40's series M3. As far as the engine, it's not a normal N55, it is a highly modied one, the best N55 ever -- runs and sounds fantastic. Contrast that with the S55 in the M2 Competition, which is the most de-tuned version of that fine engine that you can get. Bottom line -- get an original M2, ideally a 2018 with the updated electronics, lights and dash!

5.0

Best fun drive

Best fun drive, capable as a daily drive and as a weekend ride. Very rare in the market, blue and stick shift. Very spacious and powerful for a compact car like this.

4.9

The most fun car I've ever driven

Now I understand why BMW is the Ultimate Driving Machine. I've owned a 525, 328, 550I and now the M2. The M2 is so much fun to drive. After almost 2 years of driving this car, I get compliments every day on my car. The color, Pacific Coral Blue is unlike another. And with the DCT, I really get to feel the 386 HP when shifting. In sport mode, the deep throttle is awesome! A recommended car for expert or novice driver.

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Warranty

New car and Certified Pre-Owned programs by BMW
New car program benefits
Bumper-to-bumper
48 months/50,000 miles
Corrosion
144 months/unlimited distance
Powertrain
48 months/50,000 miles
Maintenance
36 months/36,000 miles
Roadside assistance
48 months/unlimited distance
Certified Pre-Owned program benefits
Maximum age/mileage
Certified Pre-Owned Elite with less than 15,000 miles; Certified Pre-Owned with less than 60,000 miles
Basic warranty terms
1 year/unlimited miles from expiration of 4-year/50,000-mile new car warranty
Powertrain
N/A
Dealer certification required
196-point inspection
Roadside assistance
Yes
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