2021 BMW M2

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2021 BMW M2
2021 BMW M2

Key specs

Base trim shown


Body style


Combined MPG


Seating capacity

176.2” x 55.5”


Rear-wheel drive



The good:

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

The bad:

  • Backseat usability
  • No convertible version
  • Reverse gear engagement (manual transmission)

1 trim

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Notable features

  • Four-seat sports coupe
  • 405-hp six-cylinder engine
  • Six-speed manual or seven-speed dual-clutch automatic
  • Wider and lower than other 2 Series coupes
  • Rear-wheel drive
  • Wireless phone charging and Wi-Fi available

2021 BMW M2 review: Our expert's take

What Is the 2021 BMW M2? 

The BMW M2 is a rear-wheel-drive, performance-oriented coupe that seats four. It’s powered by a 405-horsepower, turbocharged 3.0-liter inline-six-cylinder engine that works with a standard six-speed manual transmission or an optional seven-speed dual-clutch automatic. Competitors include the Porsche 718 Cayman, Audi RS 3 and Mercedes-AMG CLA 45

What’s New on the 2021 BMW M2?

There are no changes this year. 

What Features in the 2021 BMW M2 Are Most Important?

  • High-output inline-six engine
  • Continued availability of a manual transmission
  • Active differential
  • 8.8-inch touchscreen multimedia system with navigation
  • Apple CarPlay smartphone connectivity
  • Harman Kardon premium stereo
  • Forward collision warning 
  • Lane departure warning 

Should I Buy the 2021 BMW M2?

In an era where performance BMWs are just getting bigger, the M2’s small size recalls earlier M cars. Even though the focus is squarely on performance, the M2 comes with expected luxury and technology features. If the price doesn’t scare you away and you’re a fan of compact performance cars, the M2 is worth a test drive. 

Consumer reviews

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 3.0
  • Interior 4.0
  • Performance 5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Exterior 5.0
  • Reliability 4.7

Most recent consumer reviews


Superb surprisingly practical performance coupe

The BMW M2 Competition is more fun than anything that's more practical, and more practical than anything that's more fun. Handling and acceleration are fantastic. It's a thrill and a joy to drive. The front seats are supportive and infinitely adjustable. The rear seats are actually usable in a pinch. The trunk is voluminous, and the rear seats fold down to provide space for large amounts of cargo. The GPS and tech features are intuitive, and work very well. This is my fifth BMW and my second M car, and it's my favorite by far!


Very nice!

Fun to drive. Great performance car, lots of hp and torque. Could be a bit more comfy in long ride though. And more fuel efficient.


Throwback M car, but better in every way.

405 usable horsepower and amazing cornering capabilities. It is loud and you feel every bump...but the 2020 M2C is the read deal M car. Ready for town and track.

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New car and Certified Pre-Owned programs by BMW
New car program benefits
48 months/50,000 miles
144 months/unlimited distance
48 months/50,000 miles
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
Dealer certification required
196-point inspection
Roadside assistance
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