BMW knocked out two M launches at the 2016 North American International Auto Show in Detroit: the M2 and the X4 M40i.
The M2 is the highest performance edition of the 2 Series, the two-door version of what used to be called a 3 Series coupe. If you think about it that way, this is the BMW that should command the most attention for the next few years. BMW hasn’t launched an M2 up to this point, so you can consider this an all-new car.
The engine is an all-new M TwinPower Turbo technology 3.0-liter, inline six producing 365hp and 343 lb-ft of torque between 1,400 and 5,560, There’s an overboost function that cranks the torque to 369 lb-ft between 1,450 and 4,750, putting the M2 at 60 mph in 4.2 seconds.
The confusingly named X4 M40i is the M version of the X4, with 355 hp and 343 lb-ft of torque from its TwinPower Turbo inline 6-cylinder engine. The X4 M40i can hit an electronically limited top speed of 150 mph, which gives it best-in-class acceleration to 60 mph in just 4.7 seconds.