BMW has unveiled the 2023 BMW M2 and the good news is that it has a better face than the M3 and M4, although the overall styling of the M2 is a bit polarizing. Once you get past the styling, the 2023 M2 has plenty to be excited about.
The M2 is once again based on the 2 Series coupe and it now has a bigger footprint than before. Its length has been stretched from 176.2 to 180.3 inches and its wheelbase has been increased from 106.0 to 108.1 inches. The new M2 also sits 0.3 inch lower and is 1.3 inches wider than its predecessor. Its track width has also increased 1.5 inches at the front and 0.2 inch at the rear.
The 2023 M2 is powered the same S58 turbocharged 3.0-liter inline-six engine as the M3, but with slightly less power. The M2 now has 453 horsepower and 406 pound-feet of torque, an increase of 48 hp compared to the outgoing M2 Competition. A six-speed manual is available or an eight-speed automatic transmission. According to BMW the M2 can accelerate from 0-60 mph in 3.9 seconds with the automatic and 4.1 seconds with the manual. It has a top speed of 155 mph or 177 mph with the M Driver’s Package.
The M2 also gets a torque-vectoring rear differential, but BMW hasn’t announced if an all-wheel drive version will be available like the M3 and M4. We also don’t have any updates on a new M2 Competition or CS version. The M2 also gets a traction-control system with 10 adjustable settings and it also gets staggered wheels with 19-inch wheels at the front and 20-inch wheels at the rear. Stopping power is provided by six-piston brake calipers with 15-inch discs at the front and single-piston calipers with 14.6-inch brakes at the rear. Lastly the M2 also gets adaptive dampers and a variable steering ratio with two settings.
Inside there’s a 12.3-inch gauge cluster and 14.9-inch touchscreen that are housed in a curved housing.
Sales of the 2023 BMW M2 will start in the first quarter of 2023 and the pricing starts at $63,195, including destination.