BMW M2: Saves the Manuals!

BMW M2: Saves the Manuals!

Grey BMW M2 driving passed the ocean and beach
BMW M2 2025 model saves the manual transmission option!
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The 2025 BMW M2 continues to champion the pure driving experience with the retention of its coveted 6-speed manual transmission. This feature, increasingly rare in the era of automated gearboxes, underscores BMW’s commitment to enthusiasts who value direct, tactile engagement with their vehicles. Coupled with a powerful inline 6-cylinder engine boasting M TwinPower Turbo technology, the manual gearbox is not just a nostalgic nod to the past but a deliberate choice that enhances the driving dynamics of this high-performance sports coupe.

center console with BMW brand stick shift with carbon fiber elements and leather seats around it
BMW-M stitching, carbon fiber inlayed interior & of course the stick shift gear selector.
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The new M2 of the achieved M Division line is built on the latest generation platform, advances its lineage with a notable increase in power and a suite of technological upgrades. The engine now produces 473 hp, an increase of 20 hp from the previous model, with a maximum torque of 406 lb-ft available between 2,650 and 6,130 rpm for the manual variant. For those opting for the 8-speed M Steptronic transmission, torque increases to 443 lb-ft. This power surge translates into a thrilling 0 to 60 mph time of just 4.1 seconds for the manual and an even quicker 3.9 seconds with the automatic transmission. Top speeds are electronically capped at 155 mph, extendable to 177 mph with the optional M Driver’s Package.

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The brand new 2025 M2, establishes that manuals are still important!
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The BMW M2’s exterior and interior have been refined to match its enhanced performance, featuring a broadened color palette with options like Vegas Red metallic and Frozen Pure Grey metallic for greater personalization. Standard M alloy wheels, now available in bright silver, complement the car’s aggressive stance. Inside, the BMW Curved Display with iDrive 8.5 integrates a 12.3-inch information display and a 14.9-inch control display, supporting digital climate control and the optional BMW Head-Up Display. Motorsport-inspired engineering is evident in the optimized cooling system, fine-tuned suspension, steering, and braking systems, ensuring reliability and precision. The interior also features new M Fine Brushed Aluminum trim and optional M Carbon Fiber finishes, with available M Carbon bucket seats for enhanced comfort and support.

BMW M2 silver alloy wheel parked on a stone driveway
Attention to detail!
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The 2025 BMW M2 represents a harmonious blend of heritage and innovation, maintaining its appeal to a growing audience of driving purists. The continued availability of the 6-speed manual transmission, combined with cutting-edge technology and design enhancements, ensures that the M2 remains a compelling choice for those who seek a visceral and engaging driving experience. With production set to begin in August 2024 does the 6-Speed MT grow your interest in saving the manuals? Leveraging a growing pain in the automotive scene, BMW makes a calculated and effective move in growing the M2 platform.

M2 badge and rear taillight up close
BMW M2—a growing platform making strides in the automotive scene.
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