The New BMW M2 Gets Even More Power

BMW’s smallest sports car is getting some key upgrades.

The German automaker has just unveiled a refreshed version of the second-generation M2. Next year’s edition of the pint-sized speed machine has more power than ever before and has received a tech-centric cabin makeover.

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If you like the M2’s chunky styling, you’re in for a treat. The coupe’s body is just as brawny as it was when the model’s sophomore iteration debuted in 2023. That’s not a criticism, either. The M2’s distinctive sculpted body, especially its bulging rear fenders, makes clear that despite its slight size it’s a genuine sports car. The muscular two-door is getting several new body paint options for 2025—Sao Paolo Yellow, Vegas Red metallic, Skyscraper Grey metallic, Portimao Blue metallic, and some new BMW Individual finishes—but that’s as noticeable as the exterior changes come.

Inside the 2025 BMW M2
2025 BMW M2

The same can’t be said for the interior. BMW’s redesigners have revised the dashboard so that there’s more room for screens, and, because of that, less room for physical controls. Spanning from the driver’s cockpit to the center of the dash is a curved display that includes a 12.3-inch digital gauge cluster and a 14.9-inch infotainment touchscreen, the latter of which runs the newest version of BMW’s operating system. Other changes include a restyled leather-wrapped steering wheel and the ability to upgrade to M Carbon bucket seats as a standalone option. The car continues to have room for four, but those back seats remain a tad cramped.

The M2 is once powered by a twin-turbocharged inline-six. The high-revving mill now produces 473 horses and 406 ft lbs of twist, with the former figure representing a 20 hp increase. The coupe comes with eight-speed automatic standard, but a six-speed manual is still available as an option for drivers who crave the feel of a perfect downshift. Interestingly, the automatic version produces adds an additional 37 ft lbs of torque to the mix. BMW says the increase in output allows the automatic M2 to spring from zero to 60 mph in four seconds flat, while the manual can do the same in 4.2 seconds. Top speed, meanwhile, is 155 mph, though the optional M Driver’s package bumps that number up to 177 hp.

The 2025 BMW M2 from the side
2025 BMW M2

In the market for a car that’s compact yet mighty? BMW says production of the 2025 M2 is set to begin later this summer. The updated model is expected to start at $66,075, a slight increase from the 2024 edition’s $64,195 starting price.

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