2018 BMW M2

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  • Ample acceleration
  • Agile handling and steering
  • Streamlined to one trim


  • Customization options are slim
  • More road noise than necessary
  • Infotainment system a bit fussy

Mileage (EPA estimate)

18 city, 26 highway, 21 combined

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2018 BMW M2 is as fun and agile as ever to drive

The 2018 BMW M2 is a faster, more agile version of the brand’s 2 Series. It’s an upgrade that’s very much in line with the M2’s eager enthusiasm for track driving and penchant for twisty roads. For even more performance, an available M Driver’s package raises the speed limiter from 155 mph to 174 mph.

Equipped with a turbocharged 3.0-liter inline-six engine, a sport-tuned chassis, wider and grippier tires than the 2 Series, and bigger brakes, the M2 is the older, stronger sibling to the 2 Series’ calm daily driver proclivities. The M2 holds its own against high-end cars like the Mercedes-AMG CLA 45 and Audi RS 3. It’s absolutely acceptable to adopt an M2 as a daily driver and still wring it out on the weekends at a local track. You might want to keep it forever.

All BMW M2 years

What is new for the 2018 BMW M2?

  • M2 trims have been upgraded with Rear View Camera as standard equipment this year.
  • Sunroof(s) and Rear Spoiler features are now available as options on select trims.

2018 BMW M2 trims

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  • 365-hp, 343-lb-ft of torque 3.0L
  • Rear View Camera
  • Cruise Control
  • Front Seat Heaters
  • Leather Seats
  • Memory Seats
  • Overhead Airbags
  • Power Mirrors
  • Power Seats
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5 reasons to buy the 2018 BMW M2

What We Like

Storage: With a 13.8-cubic-foot cargo capacity and a low, wide trunk opening, the M2 is more spacious and convenient than its exterior lets on. The rear seats are set up in a 60/40 split, which increases capacity even more when there are no backseat passengers. Small storage options include door pockets, a center-console bin, cupholders, and a glove box.

Performance: Graced with a turbo 3.0-liter inline-six with a good-natured growl, the M2 has 365 horsepower and it’s a blast to drive. This compact car can zip from 0 to 60 mph in 4 seconds with the automatic transmission and 4.2 seconds in the manual version. Handling is exemplary on the road and the track, responsive and nimble.

Interior: The 2018 M2 may start with the bones of the 2 Series’ interior, but the M2 has its own personality. Interior materials are largely high-quality, featuring leather and faux suede. Blue contrasting stitching and M badges upgrade the cabin feel, and the dash is streamlined and modern. Infotainment features are displayed on a clear 8.8-inch screen and run through a premium audio system.

What Needs Improvement

Comfort: Alas, the M2 proves you can’t have it all. It has power, speed, and agility, and the creature comforts in the cabin are current and sleek. Even the seats are fairly well cushioned and bolstered to hold you in place around sharp turns. Unfortunately, the stiff ride overshadows the rest of the M2’s attributes, trading comfort for performance. Road noise can be intrusive at times, especially on less-than-ideal roads.

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BMW M2 features and specs

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Standard Features

  • ABS Brakes
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alloy Wheels
  • AM/FM Stereo
  • Auxiliary Audio Input
  • Bluetooth Technology
  • CD Audio
  • Cruise Control
  • Front Seat Heaters
  • Harman Kardon Sound
  • Leather Seats
  • Manual Transmission
  • Memory Seat(s)
  • Navigation System
  • Overhead Airbags
  • Power Locks
  • Power Mirrors
  • Power Seat(s)
  • Power Windows
  • Rear Defroster
  • Rear View Camera
  • Satellite Radio Ready
  • Side Airbags
  • Smart Key
  • Traction Control
  • Turbo Charged Engine
  • Apple CarPlay
  • Automatic Transmission
  • Heated Steering Wheel
  • Lane Departure Warning
  • Manual Transmission
  • Parking Sensors
  • Rear Spoiler
  • Rear View Camera
  • Sunroof(s)

Drive Wheels

Rear Wheel Drive (2WD)

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Engine type

Turbo Gas

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Leg room

F 41.5"/R 33"

Head room

F 40.1"/R 36.5"

Front tires


Rear tires


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Manual 6

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