This time around, the M Coupe gets a racy tail, a sleek greenhouse, and lines that blend in beautifully with BMW’s flame-surfacing design themes. In keeping with tradition, the M Coupe also gets the larger M3’s six-cylinder engine, along with a full BMW Motorsport massage that includes the transmission, brakes, steering, and suspension. Minor cosmetic tweaks are made primarily out of necessity, and the interior receives special attention in the form of M sport seats, unique gauges, and other details.
The end result is one of BMW’s purest expressions of performance. Perhaps more than any other vehicle in the storied German automaker’s 2006 lineup, it is the new M Coupe that most vigorously waves the checkered performance flag. It is raw. It is rough. It is raucous. It ain’t no luxury car, even if you can order the sun visors trimmed in leather. The M Coupe is about going fast, having fun, and doing so in uniquely tailored style. Few may have mourned the previous M Coupe’s passing, but we’d bet many are glad to see its triumphant return.