Anticipations have been boiling over ever since details on the facelifted BMW M2 surfaced on the German giant’s Belgium website. While BMW may have followed up with news of the BMW 240i M Performance, a model limited to just 750 units worldwide to momentarily sooth that hunger, it simply lacked the bravado of the real deal.
But the wait is over; BMW Malaysia has just introduced the arrival of the facelifted BMW M2 on Malaysian soil. The rejuvenated model now sports a newly designed front and rear section – featuring a modified front apron with large air inlet alongside new bi-LED headlamps in replacement of the xenon units on its predecessor.
Moving inside, the cabin houses a few new faces including a redesigned M-specific black instrument panel that houses a new touchscreen infotainment system with Apple Car Play, the Walknappa leather M steering wheel with M Drive buttons and interior trims finished in high-gloss carbon fibre.
Power source remains unchanged – with the 3.0-litre M TwinPower Turbo in-line six engine with 370 hp and 465Nm of torque. A maximum of 500 Nm can be experienced momentarily with the overboost function. Drive will still be provided by a 7-speed dual-clutch transmission.
Road holding capabilities are enhanced with lightweight M Sport suspension, along with the M Servotronic with two response settings, M compound brakes and an electronically-controlled Active M differential – where in M Dynamic Mode allows for slight wheel slip and controlled drifting for greater driving pleasure.
Colours like the Long Beach Blue, Black Sapphire, Alpine White and Mineral Grey will be offered with the new BMW M2 Coupe complemented by Dakota Black leather with blue contrast stitching on the M Sport seats.
The new BMW M2 Coupe retails at RM 535,800(on the road without insurance), up from RM 498k when it was launched last year in Malaysia and will be coupled with BMW Group Malaysia’s 5-year Unlimited Mileage Warranty with a Free Scheduled Service Programme as well as 24 months tyre warranty.
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