BMW’s M2 occupies unusual territory in the automotive market. As the German automaker has evolved, filling its lineup with crossbred models, single-purpose performance vehicles mean nothing to the brand’s luxury buyer base. However, to the shrinking yet vocal group of BMW traditionalists, the M2 embodies hope for the future of driver-focused engineering.
As a successor to the acclaimed 1 Series M, BMW’s M2 is a no-frills 2-door, rear-wheel-drive sports coupe with an emphasis on handling precision, driver control, and usable power. The M performance division has poured its heart into this attainable piece of motoring pleasure, and enthusiasts must decide (with their wallets) if the car is still a viable entry in the changing performance car landscape.