Fans and enthusiasts of the BMW M2 in the United States could now rejoice. This comes as their favorite BMW M2 is getting a limited edition version as prepped by the people at M Performance – the new 2017 BMW M2 M Performance Edition.
According to the BMW Blog, 2017 BMW M2 M Performance Edition has appeared as one of the available items in the ordering system for BMW dealerships in the US. However, those who wanted to get any of these 2017 BMW M2 M Performance Edition units should be fast and quick, since the carmaker has only allocated 150 units for the US. As for the price, the 2017 BMW M2 M Performance Edition could be yours for a base price of $61,695.
So, what can BMW M2 fans and enthusiasts as well as customers expect from the M Performance Edition? The BMW M2 M Performance Edition actually doesn’t have as many performance-focused tweaks – not like the BMW M3 and the BMW M4 with their respective Competition packages. Instead, we could see a better looking and better equipped edition of the BMW M2, with features available through the catalog of M Performance Parts.
Available with both manual gearbox and DCT transmission, the BMW M2 M Performance Edition comes loaded with manually adjustable sport seats and basic keyless entry as well as with comfort access. It also features automatic climate control and a standard audio system. Black mirror caps are also provided.
Only available in Alpine White exterior finish, this limited edition BMW M2 sources elements from the M Performance Parts catalog like its M Performance illuminated door sill and LED door projectors and M Performance exhaust system with titanium tips.
Also sourced from the M Performance Parts catalog are M Performance coilover suspension and black kidney grilles as well as black side gills.
There are no changes made to the powerplant of the BMW M2 M Performance Edition aside from the installation of the M Driver’s Package. Serving as the core of the BMW M2 M Performance Edition is a 3.0-liter BMW M TwinPower Turbo technology inline six-cylinder engine that combines a twin-scroll turbocharger with variable valve and lift control as well as high-precision direct injection. This engine is rated to deliver up to 365 hp at 6,500 rpm as well as up to 343 lb.-ft. of torque available between 1,400 rpm and 5,560 rpm.
When paired to a manual gearbox, this engine allows the BMW M2 M Performance Edition to accelerate from zero to 60 mph in 4.3 seconds. When mated to the DCT transmission, this engine enables the BMW M2 M Performance Edition to sprint from zero to 60 mph in 4.1 seconds. Because of the M Driver’s Package, the electronically governed top speed is bumped from 155 mph to 168 mph.