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T​he BMW M2 is (probably) the only BMW I would ever buy

A​nd now's the best time to get one

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I​ don't know what it is, but I have never been a huge fan of BMWs. I am so much not a fan of the Bavarian brand that if someone handed me the keys to I8 or even a 2002, I probably would have to produce a fake smile. I don't know if it's because I think they are too serious, or if it's just the fact that there are better options around for cheaper money nowadays, but whatever it is, they just never appealed to me... until now!

I​t looks like it's ready to shout at you for not having a good time!

I​t looks like it's ready to shout at you for not having a good time!

I will admit that I am a sucker for the 1M, but when BMW unveiled the M2, it just seemed so much better. It seemed as if the 1M served as the preface to the glorious novel that is the M2. It was good in many ways, but still had quite a few wrinkles that needed some ironing before heading out into the world. The M2 though, didn't just iron out the problems of its predecessor, but completely steam-rolled them.

F​irst of all, the 1M had a order to fill with a very limited amount of space. I'm not one to judge a car on looks completely, but it always looked a bit too aggressive for a small car. It was a bit like a Pomeranian with the face of a New Foundland and was anything but subtle. The M2 however, not only hasn't fallen into BMWs modern front end trap, but is the perfect amount of shouty and the perfect amount of subtle. Needless to say, it actually looks like it's supposed to fit in itself, which is a big bonus.

M​aybe the M2's best angle?

M​aybe the M2's best angle?

H​owever, the biggest bonus of this thing it its performance. BMW's 3.0L inline-six is simply master class, and not only packs more punch than Floyd Mayweather but accompanies its raw power and speed with a song that only Fleetwood Mac could match. O​f course, you must be wondering what slips of paper and thorough tests say about this claimed performance and, well, let's just say that it would easily win against an Audi R8 V8 in a 1/4 mile.

H​ow, I hear you asking? Well it has roughly the same amount of torques as it does horsepowers, which is just above the number 400. Similarly, 0-60 comes in around four seconds, which is nearly half a second faster than a 997-generation Porsche 911 Carrera 4. Even I, a non-believer in BMWs, am completely taken aback by those figures.

O​oooo shiny!

O​oooo shiny!

L​et us also not forget that you could easily fit an assortment of succulents in the back and even a few extra shrubs on the back seats where (apparently) you can fit two normal-sized humans. But, if I were to buy this car, I might just decide to leave the kids home, as even a 5-year old would have trouble climbing into the back of that sardine tin. But the interior is admittedly BMW and admittedly amazing.

B​eautifully put together in every way. Don't worry, I drooled at the carbon fiber too...

B​eautifully put together in every way. Don't worry, I drooled at the carbon fiber too...

A​ll in all, no matter what problems this car may have, which are very slim, all are leveled out with the simple idea of an engine in the front, six-speeds in the middle, and of course, two wheels being driven in the rear. It is the Triumph TR-6 of today, just with some added boost from the turbos. It is a proper sports car that likes to swing it's tail out, conquer understeer in hair pins, and easily overtake some supercars on the drag strip. And most of all, you can do it all in comfort.

C​urrently, this 2019 M2 Competition is being offered on the amazing Bring a Trailer, and has six days left of bidding. It's not going to be the cheapest car you'll ever find, but unlike the 1M, they are only going down in value, so you better pounce when you can.

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Comments (1)

  • I fully agree, it is indeed the best car in BMW’s whole product range and core to BMW’s original values.

    Everything else in the range is about producing cash cows and they’ll sell their souls (or grandmas) to make the money.

    The M2 is the best!

      14 days ago
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