Published on August 6th, 2023 | by Daniel Sherman Fernandez0
BMW M2 Coupe Launched By BMW Malaysia At RM589,900
This latest BMW M2 could be yours if you can afford the RM6,932,000 monthly payments
Malaysians ready to take ownership of the BMW M2 never worry about selling price and monthly instalments as they should be already very rich or just have very rich parents to make the payments.
But just in case there are some ‘dreamers’ like us reading this, it will be interesting to find our what the monthly payments are for a car like this as ‘dreams are for free’. Right?
Dynamic financial programme.
With the Straight Line Financing Plan from BMW Group Financial Services Malaysia, the New BMW M2 and New M2 Pro can be owned with a monthly instalment plan starting from RM6,932.00 and RM7,442.00 (based on estimates of 80% loan amount on a 7-year tenure).
So, now that you know what it costs, lets look at the physical looks. From the front, the New 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.
Then we need to know how fast it goes.
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 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 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.
PRESS RELEASE: 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 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 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 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 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 M2 is the M High-gloss Shadowline, with extended contents available exclusively for the New M2 with Pro Package. Also exclusive for the New M2 with Pro Package are the M Carbon Roof and M Lights Shadowline.
As for dimensions, the New 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 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 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.
Meanwhile, 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-calliper 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.
Complete premium ownership experience.
Owners of the New BMW M2 and New BMW M2 Pro will receive the complete BMW Group Malaysia Premium Ownership experience which includes:
- BMW 5-Year Unlimited Mileage Warranty with Free Scheduled Service Programme
- BMW 8-Year / 160,000 km Battery Warranty (whichever comes first)
- BMW Roadside Assistance and Accident Hotline
- BMW Privileges Card
- BMW Service Online
The retail pricing (on the road, without insurance) for the New BMW M2 with BMW Service & Repair Inclusive is RM589,800 and for the New BMW M2 Pro with Extended Warranty the asking price is RM642,800.