Australian prices for the new BMW M2 have reportedly been leaked out early, before it enters the local market during the first half of next year.
According to a recent AUSmotive report, the BMW M2 will be offered in two main trim levels; the M2 Pure and the M2. A Pure version would seem likely, following in the footsteps of the M5 Pure announced earlier this year – a slightly stripped back and more affordable version of the M5.
The report says the M2 Pure will kick off from $89,900, equipped with a manual transmission only. This makes it $10,000 cheaper than the old 1 Series M Coupe, the predecessor of the M2. However, the 1M wasn’t as powerful or as advanced as the M2.
Despite being the barer version, the M2 Pure looks set to come with plenty of standard features, including the large Professional grade navigation system with an 8.8-inch LCD display, along with a seven-speaker stereo with a 20GB hard drive. Cruise control with braking, lane departure warning, pedestrian detection and city braking, and a rear-view camera is also set to come standard.
For those wanting more, the report says the regular M2 will be priced from $98,900. Instead of a manual the non-Pure is said to come with a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic, which seems to justify most of the price difference straight away. The manual will apparently be a no-cost option for those wanting maximum engagement.
It’s reported to come with adaptive headlights, the comfort access system, power front seats with heating functions, and a 12-speaker harman/kardon sound system. When looking at the extra goodies, the price difference does seem fairly reasonable.
If the report is accurate, with the info likely coming from a dealer memo or some internal communication, it means an official announcement could be just around the corner. Production for Australia is expected to start early next year with deliveries commencing by mid-year.
For those who missed the initial reveal, the M2 comes with 3.0-litre turbo inline six engine producing 272kW and up to 500Nm. Acceleration from 0-100km/h takes just 4.3 seconds with the auto, and 4.5 seconds for the manual. Fuel consumption on the combined cycle is rated at 7.9L/100km for the auto and 8.5L/100km for the manual.