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The recently-unveiled BMW M2 Coupe has set a fresh benchmark for dynamic potency and agility in the compact high-performance sports car segment.
With its high-performance six-cylinder in-line engine, rear-wheel-drive agility, lightweight aluminium M Sport suspension and extrovert styling, the new BMW M2 Coupe has all the ingredients to deliver the last word in driving pleasure, according to Kuwait's Ali Alganim & Sons Automotive.
Inspired by models from the history of BMW in motor racing, the new M2 Coupe makes no secret of its extraordinary performance potential, it said.
The new model is expected to arrive in the market in April 2016.
It features a low front apron with large air intakes, muscular flanks with characteristic M gills, 19-inch aluminium wheels in familiar M double-spoke design and low, wide rear with M-specific twin-tailpipe exhaust system.
The time-honoured character of BMW M cars is also present in the design of the interior. The Alcantara of the door cards and centre console together with porous carbon fibre creates an ambience of rare quality and heady sporting ambition further underlined by blue contrast stitching and M embossing on selected details.
Sports seats, an M sports steering wheel and an M gearshift lever will ensure BMW M2 drivers are in perfect command of their car it at all times.
The newly developed, three-litre six-cylinder in-line engine in the new BMW M2 deploys cutting-edge M TwinPower Turbo technology to develop 370 hp at 6,500 rpm. In doing so, the car has laid down a marker in the high-performance compact sports car segment.
The same applies to power delivery. Peak torque of 465 Nm can be increased to as much as 500 Nm in short bursts under overboost. All of which will enable the new BMW M2 Coupe with optional seven-speed M Double Clutch Transmission (M DCT) and Launch Control to accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in just 4.3 seconds.
The top speed is electronically limited to 250 km per hour. Yet, with its M DCT transmission, fuel consumption of just 7.9 litres per 100 km and CO2 emissions of just 185 g per km, the car is also keen to emphasise its outstanding efficiency.
With the lightweight aluminium front and rear axles from the BMW M3/M4 models, forged 19-inch aluminium wheels with mixed-size tyres, M Servotronic steering with two settings and suitably effective M compound brakes, the new BMW M2 Coupe has raised the bar once again in the compact high-performance sports car segment when it comes to driving dynamics.
The electronically controlled Active M Differential, which optimises traction and directional stability, also plays a significant role here. Even greater driving pleasure is on the cards when the Dynamic Stability Control system’s M Dynamic Mode (MDM) is activated. MDM will allow wheel slip and therefore moderate, controlled drifts on the track.
Meanwhile, the new BMW M2 Coupe comes with an extensive list of standard equipment in keeping with its performance-focused set-up. The seven-speed M Double Clutch Transmission (M DCT) with Drivelogic, available as an option, changes gears with extraordinary speed but no interruption in the flow of power.
A wide selection of driver assistance systems and mobility services from BMW ConnectedDrive is also available. The ConnectedDrive Services provide the basis for extensive vehicle connectivity, and this option also enables the use of innovative apps, which are integrated seam- TradeArabia News Service
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