The spiritual successor to iconic cars like the original E30 model M3, the M2 Competition now shares a twin-turbocharged 3.0-litre six-cylinder engine with its big brothers the M3 and M4. This is BMW’s pocket rocket, single-mindedly designed for the joy of driving a fast, wieldy and agile sports coupé.
The BMW M3 is the benchmark for compact performance saloons, a four-door that can cut it on the daily commute and cut loose at a weekend track day. The M TwinPower Turbo in-line six-cylinder petrol engine delivers 431hp (317kW) and 550Nm of torque. 0-62mph takes just 4.3 seconds.
A limited-edition version of the M3 Saloon with lightweight Carbon Fibre Reinforced Plastic (CFRP) bonnet and roof to reduce weight and lower the centre of gravity. Under the bonnet is a M TwinPower Turbo inline 6-cylinder petrol engine with 460hp and 600Nm torque, that accelerates the M3 CS from 0 to 62mph in 3.9 seconds. Together, these modifications helped the M3 CS achieve a best time of just 7:38 minutes on the legendary Nürburgring Nordschleife.
The Coupé shares its specification with the M3 Saloon but clothes that 431bhp M TwinPower Turbo in-line six-cylinder petrol engine in a sleek and aerodynamic two-door body. Distinguishing features include stylised LED lights at front and rear, large air intakes and 20” light alloy wheels, while the interior includes M instrumentation and cockpit seating.
Forget all your preconceptions about convertibles being for relaxed cruising. Sure, you can do that in an M4 Convertible but with a 431hp TwinPower six-cylinder engine under the bonnet you can also scorch round the Nürburgring neck-and-neck with the M4 Coupé. The retractable hard-top roof delivers year-round comfort and optional air collar provides warm air around the neck when the roof is down.
Increased power, and lightweight components that include Carbon Fibre Reinforced Plastic bonnet and roof add up to a formidable performance machine. The M TwinPower Turbo inline 6-cylinder petrol engine with 460hp and 600Nm torque helped the M4 CS lap the Nürburgring Nordschleife in just 7:38 minutes.
Celebrating three decades of the BMW M Division, this special edition has an M quad exhaust system finished in black chrome, Adaptive M Auspension with specific SPORT mode and a sportier configuration of the Dynamic Stability Control System and the Active M Differential. It can reach 0-62mph in just 4.3 seconds and has a limited top speed of 155mph.
The new M5 is both immensely refined and shockingly fast. BMW’s twin-turbo 4.4-litre V8 develops 592bhp and 553 lb.ft of torque to deliver 0-62mph in 3.4 seconds. All-wheel drive puts supercar performance at your service all year round, rain or shine, yet tail-out rear-drive is there for the daring.
An M division SUV? For many years enthusiasts considered it unthinkable. Yet the X5 M’s Turbo V8 petrol engine, eight-speed M Steptronic transmission and M specific xDrive delivers outstanding performance and handling with brilliant day-to-day versatility. Dramatic front and rear aprons and 20-inch light alloy wheels create an imposing presence, while the inside features M Sport multi-function seats in Mugello Red full Merino leather and aluminium trace interior trim with Pearl Grey chrome trim finishers.
The X6 M is a close relative of the X5 M and features the same 575hp twin-turbo V8 engine as well as the M-specific intelligent all-wheel-drive BMW xDrive. The difference lies in the coupé-like lines of the X6 M, though it still offers four doors and accommodation for five. As with the X5 M, Dynamic Performance Control (DPC) improves power delivery and optimises driving dynamics for amazing poise and agility.
Every BMW can enjoy a little of the M division charisma, thanks to M Performance Accessories. These include light alloy sports wheels, carbon fibre spoilers, front splitter and side sills, as well as the deep growl of an M Performance exhaust system.
Inside, you can choose from range of M Performance accessories, including stainless steel pedal covers, carbon fibre trim and an Alcantara steering wheel with carbon trim (with or without race display.
Ask your sales person about Accessories Packs – these packages can often save money compared with ordering the same items individually. They include Essential and Pro Interior Packs, Essential and Pro Exterior Styling, and Exhaust Performance Pack and the Track Pack with its GoPro front spoiler mounting for those thrilling video replays of your trip to the Nürburgring.
For details of the choice of M Performance Accessories for your BMW model, ask your dealer sales team.