Driving dynamics & efficiency of the BMW M2 Coupé.


Driving dynamics & efficiency of the BMW M2 Coupé.

CUTS CORNERS INTO PIECES.Driving dynamics & efficiency of the BMW M2 Coupé.

Built for spontaneous sprints and sharp bends. An extreme driving experience that you won’t forget in a hurry. With its outstanding agility, top-quality dynamics and striking sound, the BMW M2 Coupé is a typical M automobile. With an optional 7-speed M double-clutch transmission for extra-quick gear shifts. With M compound brakes designed for the highest loads. With the standard-feature Active M Differential for maximum driving stability and traction. In short, a vehicle created to dominate wherever it drives.


6-speed M transmission.

Designed to be both light and compact, the M 6-speed manual transmission is synonymous with intelligent lightweight construction. Inside the transmission, the new carbon fibre friction lining in the baulk rings provides more comfortable gear shifts, and a dry sump lubrication system ensures a more efficient supply of oil.

7-speed M DCT with Drivelogic.

Shift gears without losing power, using the clutch or slowing down: the 7-speed M double-clutch transmission with Drivelogic. Gears can be changed automatically or manually using the gearshift paddles on the steering wheel, or the gear lever. Launch Control guarantees maximum acceleration from a standing start.



With its low exhaust back pressure, the M typical silencer with two twin tailpipe finishers optimises the performance and the environmental-friendliness of the M engine. An electric exhaust gas flap control perfects the characteristically sporty sound.


The Active M Differential variably distributes the drive torque between the two rear wheels to optimise traction and driving stability during dynamic lane changing or accelerating out of curves, when making curves at high speeds or on roads with uneven surfaces, including on snow, gravel and ice. It even provides precise handling during extreme lateral acceleration. The constant, smooth adjustment of the differential lock harmonises the vehicle's driving performance, improving control in extreme driving situations.


Traction is optimised with the help of an electronically operated device that reduces the difference in revolution speed between the rear wheels. The system, which was developed for motor sports, is connected to the Dynamic Stability Control (DSC) via an electronic control unit. It proactively provides the perfect use of locking action between 0 and 100 percent, neutralising even the finest differences in torque between the rear wheels – without the tendency to understeer. The Active M Differential provides optimal grip as well as great directional stability and perfect handling, and it converts virtually all of the engine's drive power into acceleration.


Irresistible dynamics, captivating agility, precise handling: Three features that have characterised M automobiles from the word go. The driving sensation in the BMW M2 Coupé is based on highly developed technology that was tested under the most extreme conditions possible, making the vehicle ready for the perfect sprint at all times and providing it with maximum grip. Important components have been optimised for use under conditions similar to motorsport and have been tested for maximum performance. DSC with M Dynamic Mode, electrical power steering with M specific Servotronic and the lightweight construction for the front and rear axle round off this captivating vehicle concept.

  • Racing capability

    Lateral and longitudinal acceleration that occur in racetrack situations place particular demands on the oil supply. With their motorsport know-how, BMW M GmbH engineers have ensured a safe oil supply - in day-to-day driving and on the racetrack alike.

  • M Dynamic mode

    M dynamic mode, a sub-function of Dynamic Stability Control (DSC), allows a certain degree of wheel slip, thereby noticeably improving driving dynamics. While DSC works against understeer and oversteer, the M dynamic mode enables the full exploitation of the car's maximum longitudinal and lateral dynamic potential. However, access to the support offered by DSC is retained.

  • M Servotronic

    M Servotronic adjusts the power steering to suit the current speed and ensures a direct and precise steering response even at high speeds. It also ensures supreme comfort by minimising the physical effort required for steering, as well as maximising agility when parking, manoeuvring or navigating narrow alleyways or twisting roads.



Thanks to the use of various materials, M compound brakes achieve outstanding deceleration values and are extremely stable and highly durable. They also weigh less, which has a positive impact on agility, dynamics and acceleration. The Blue metallic brake callipers with the M designation are the hallmark of these high-performance M specific brakes.


Lightweight front axle.

By reducing unsprung mass, the Lightweight front axle increases driving dynamics, traction and suspension comfort. It also optimises the axle load distribution, ensuring neutral driving characteristics and better control in difficult driving situations.

Lightweight rear axle.

The Lightweight rear axle helps to reduce the vehicle's weight, improve agility, dynamics and acceleration, and to reduce unsprung mass and optimise traction and suspension comfort.



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  • Fuel consumption and CO2 emissions for the BMW M2 Coupé:
    Fuel consumption in l/100 km (combined): 8.5 to 7.9
    CO2 emissions in g/km (combined): 199 to 185

    Further information about the official fuel consumption and the official specific CO2 emissions for new passenger automobiles can be found in the 'New Passenger Vehicle Fuel Consumption and CO2 Emission Guidelines', which are available free of charge at all sales outlets and from DAT Deutsche Automobil Treuhand GmbH, Hellmuth-Hirth-Str. 1, 73760 Ostfildern, Germany.