Premium automaker introduces the second generation of the compact high-performance coupé from BMW M GmBH in two variants for the Malaysian market.
Kuala Lumpur, 17th January 2023 – BMW Malaysia today announced the arrival of the New BMW M2 to the Malaysian market, with online prebooking now open to round off an exhilarating year, as the premium automaker celebrates BMW M GmbH’s 50th anniversary.
Hans de Visser, Managing Director of BMW Group Malaysia, expressed, “It has been an eventful and thrilling 2022 for us, which is more than fitting as we celebrate the storied history of BMW M GmbH. With multiple first-ever M Performance model introductions this year – such as with the First-Ever BMW i4 M50 and the First-Ever BMW XM – we now introduce a new generation of the high-performance BMW M vehicle that best encapsulates driving pleasure in its purest form.”
He added, “Compact, agile and precise, the New BMW M2 offers everything that sporty, ambitious drivers are looking for. Built upon the unmistakable racing DNA of BMW M, it is a distillation of our motorsport expertise from the racetrack to the road. As we approach the end of the year, there is no better way to round off the celebrations of BMW M in Malaysia, than with the introduction of our new-generation BMW M2.”
With a commanding appearance that exemplifies the vehicle’s unmistakable sporting prowess, the New BMW M2 is the boldest two-door compact coupé ever built in its class. The New BMW M2 shares all that makes the BMW M3 and BMW M4 brilliant, complemented by a chassis that offers racetrack technology to the road. Notably, the New BMW M2 features a reduced height and lower roof line. Its compact dimensions, combined with hallmark M aerodynamics, well-defined edges and generously flared wheel arches truly exhibit its sporty, performance-oriented nature. One look is enough to discern the clear promise of Sheer Driving Pleasure.
Bold, striking and unmistakable.
From the front, the New BMW M2 features a new, distinctive and unframed kidney grille design with horizontal slats. Complementing the unmistakable look are a striking apron and large, nearly square shaped air intakes, that denote the high cooling requirements of the engine and brake system. Alongside that are Adaptive LED headlights with High-beam Assistant, as well as front wings constructed with aluminium to functionally reduce the weight of the high-performance coupé. Completing the front section is a distinctive bonnet with a pronounced power dome.
From the side, the New BMW M2 incorporates large surfaces and rectangular shapes into a classic three-box design. Underlined by widened side skirts and flared wheel arches, the New BMW M2 presents a particularly extroverted appearance and an innovative take on classic BMW design. While the New BMW M2 features blue brake calipers and staggered Double-spoke style M light alloy wheels in 930 M Bicolour – 19-inch for the front and 20-inch for the rear – the New BMW M2 with Pro Package comes exclusively with the M Compound Brake in Red High-gloss and staggered Double-spoke style M light alloy wheels in 930 M Black – also 19-inch for the front and 20-inch for the rear.
From the rear, the New BMW M2 arrives with a spoiler lip to increase aerodynamic downforce, with rear diffuser and hallmark M twin tailpipes being the other defining features. Available as standard for the New BMW M2 is the M High-gloss Shadowline, with extended contents available exclusively for the New BMW M2 with Pro Package. Also exclusive for the New BMW M2 with Pro Package are the M Carbon Roof and M Lights Shadowline.
As for dimensions, the New BMW M2 measures 4,580 mm in length, 1,877 mm in width and 1,403 mm in height, while its wheelbase measures 2,747 mm. Compared to its predecessor, this is an increase of 119 mm in width, 33 mm in width and 54 mm in wheelbase, while height has been reduced by 11 mm. As for the boot space, the New BMW M2 provides 390 litres of capacity – generous by coupé standards – which can be further increased with the 40/20/40-split folding rear backrest.
Sporting appeal meets BMW Curved Display.
The cockpit of the New BMW M2 impresses with its sporting-orientation, which is now enhanced by the intuitive BMW Curved Display with M specific displays, housing the latest-generation BMW M iDrive. With the BMW Curved Display, the Information Display and the Control Display have been merged into a single display unit, oriented towards the driver to optimise information delivery and touchscreen operation.
As standard, the New BMW M2 features fully-electric M Sport seats with specific side bolsters, providing optimum lateral support when cornering at speed. An illuminated M logo is featured on the front seat headrests. Other standard sporting complements are the M leather steering wheel with shift paddles and red M Mode buttons, M Anthracite headliner, Aluminium Rhombicle Anthracite M Interior Trim, eight-speed M steptronic gearbox, Setup and M Mode buttons for the centre console, as well as the Head-Up Display – available for the first time in the BMW M2 – with M specific design and M font colours. Exclusive for the New BMW M2 with Pro Package are the M Seat Belts, 'Carbon Fibre' M Interior Trim.
Besides that, the New BMW M2 also arrives as standard with ambient light, three-zone automatic air conditioning, storage compartment package, Interior and Exterior Mirror Package, as well as Interior Rear-view Mirror with Automatic Anti-dazzle Function.
Moving onto the rear, the two individually moulded seats are now complemented with noticeably greater legroom compared to the previous generation of the BMW M2, courtesy of an increased wheelbase.
Driving pleasure in its purest form.
The source of all powertrain joy in the New BMW M2 is its high-revving three-litre M TwinPower Turbo six-cylinder in-line engine. With engineering roots in motor racing, it is capable of delivering an astounding 460 hp (330 kW) and 550 Nm of torque, courtesy of key optimisations, such as a new lightweight crankshaft, a racetrack-designed oil supply/cooling system and high-pressure injection at 350 bars. Mated to an eight-speed Steptronic Sport transmission, the engine is capable of propelling the New BMW M2 to 100 km/h from a complete standstill in just 4.1 seconds, with a top speed of 250 km/h. Additionally, owners can opt to add-on the M Driver's Package which increases the top speed of the vehicle to 285 km/h, and can be retrofitted at any authorised BMW dealership nationwide.
Alongside that, the New BMW M2 also benefits from new axle kinematics, attributed to its newly designed chassis which has been largely redeveloped from scratch. In addition to an increased track width, the New BMW M2’s double-joint spring strut front axle and wishbone are now made of aluminium to decrease the vehicle weight. The five-link rear suspension of the New BMW M2 has also been improved significantly from its predecessor.
Characteristic of a BMW M model, the New BMW M2 features superior steering precision, complementing the responsive rear-wheel drive. Excellent agility and exceptional handling even at higher speeds are ensured – partially attributed to its increased wheelbase. Completing the truly outstanding high-performance driving experience is the Active M Differential on the driven rear axle, which delivers tremendous traction to ensure greater, yet secure propulsion in any driving condition.
Other standard equipment for the New BMW M2 are the six-piston fixed-caliper brakes at the front, Adaptive M Suspension and the M Drive Professional system.
Optimal connectivity with BMW Operating System 8.
The New BMW M2 features the BMW Live Cockpit Professional with BMW Curved Display as standard. This new display combination consists of the 12.3-inch fully digital instrument display and the 14.9-inch Control Display. Coupled with the latest BMW Operating System 8 with user-configurable widgets, the driver will always have information displayed in real time.
Additionally, the BMW Curved Display’s integrated multimedia system provides Bluetooth®/WiFi connectivity as well as two USB ports for data transfers and charging mobile devices. Meanwhile, the Remote Software Upgrade function ensures that the New BMW M2 will always run the most up-to-date software. Other connectivity features in the New BMW M2 include Intelligent Emergency Call, Teleservices, ConnectedDrive Services, Connected Package Professional, Smartphone Integration and Wireless Charging Tray. As for in-car entertainment, the New BMW M2 comes standard with a HiFi loudspeaker system, while the New BMW M2 Pro is equipped with the Harman Kardon Surround Sound System. For added convenience, the New BMW M2 also features the Comfort Access System.
Intelligent driver assistance systems help support the driver of the New BMW M2, providing a more relaxed and safer driving experience. Equipped as standard is the Driving Assistant, comprising features such as Lane Departure Warning, Lane Change Warning, Front Collision Warning with brake intervention (collision and pedestrian warning with city braking function), Rear Crossing Traffic Warning, Rear Collision Prevention as well as Speed Limit Info with manual Speed Limit Assistant. Alongside that is the Parking Assistant, which includes features such as Park Assist function, Active Park Distance Control (PDC), Reversing Assistant, Lateral Parking Aid and Reversing Assist Camera. Also available as standard is the Cruise Control with Braking Function.
Exterior colour offerings for the two New BMW M2 variants are Zandvoort Blue, Alpine White, Brooklyn Grey, Black Sapphire and Toronto Red, while interior upholstery is available in Leather Vernasca in Black with exclusive highlight, Leather Vernasca in Black with Blue contrast stitching and Leather Vernasca in Cognac with décor stitching.
The estimated retail pricing (on the road, without insurance) for the New BMW M2 and New BMW M2 Pro with Extended 5-Year Warranty & Service Package is:
The New BMW M2 RM 598,800.00
The New BMW M2 with Pro Package RM 642,800.00
Customers are encouraged to contact their preferred dealerships to learn more about the New BMW M2. Online pre-booking for the New BMW M2 is now open via https://shop.bmw.com.my/.