We will be seeing a lot more of the 2023 BMW M2 now that it has officially debuted. The car broke cover earlier this week. While it will be months before customers can get behind the wheel, a new walkaround video gets up close to one example sitting at BMW Welt that’s finished in the gorgeous Toronto Red metallic exterior colour.
The video really shows off the car’s styling, highlighting the wide front end and squared-off face. The wings at the rear look extra wide and chunky, flowing into a busy rear bumper that features vertical marker lights and a boxy design. Tucked below the rectangular bumper is a wide rear diffuser that houses the quad-tailpipes.
We can only catch a glimpse of the interior, but it features BMW’s Curved Display. The automaker installed M-specific touches in the software.
Gallery: BMW M2 (2023)
Toronto Red metallic is one of five colours BMW will offer on the car. The others are Alpine White, Sapphire metallic, Brooklyn Grey metallic, and new Zandvoort Blue. The blue is exclusive to the M2. The coupe wears the staggered 19- and 20-inch jet black wheels, the standard set.
The unpainted carbon-fibre roof indicates this example features the available Carbon Package, which also includes M Carbon bucket seats for the interior. The roof and seats help reduce the car’s weight and lower its centre of gravity, improving its handling.
BMW powers the new M2 with its twin-turbocharged 3.0-litre inline-six engine. It produces 452 bhp and 406 lb-ft of torque. BMW will make the six-speed manual the standard transmission in the US, but the manual is the optional choice in Europe. It comes with an eight-speed auto in the company’s homeland.
The manual-equipped model is slightly slower to 60 miles per hour, reaching it in 4.1 seconds. It will take the automatic-equipped model just 3.9 seconds.
BMW M2 starts at £61,495 in the UK.