2020 BMW M2 Review


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2020 BMW M2 Overview

For 2020, BMW’s latest version of the M2, the M2 Competition, replaces the base trim. Compared to the previous M2, the Competition trim features a different engine, new side mirrors, bigger brakes, a revised suspension, and upgraded handling.

The M2 Competition gets a 3.0-liter twin-turbocharged inline 6-cylinder that makes 405 horsepower and 406 pound-feet of torque, the same that BMW uses in the larger M3 sedan and M4 coupe. The M2 can complete a 0-60 sprint in 4 seconds and go on to a top speed of over 170 mph. Both a 6-speed manual and a 7-speed dual-clutch automatic are available. Fuel-economy ratings for the manual are 18 mpg city, 25 highway, and 20 combined, while the automatic returns 17, 23, and 19.

Inside, the M2 Competition comes with black leather upholstery and a choice of blue or orange contrast stitching. Standard features include heated front seats, carbon fiber interior trim, and a race-inspired steering wheel. For technology, the M2 comes with a 12-speaker stereo, an 8.8-inch infotainment screen, and keyless ignition. Additional options include a moonroof and an Executive Package, which adds adaptive LED headlights, automatic high beams, wireless-device charging, a WiFi hotspot, and a heated steering wheel.

Although the M2 has not been crash-tested by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) or the National Highway and Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the latest 2 Series received the highest Top Safety Pick Plus status from the IIHS. Safety features include a reversing camera, forward-collision warning, lane-departure warning, and automatic emergency braking.

The M2 Competition includes a luxury finish and tech features that make it suitable for both day-to-day use and hard driving. The M2 competes against alternatives like the Audi RS 3.


Since 2012, Andrew Newton has been writing about cars both old and new. Andrew has been an associate editor at Sport Car Digest as well as a contributor to sites like BoldRide and JamesEdition. He was also the Education Manager at the Larz Anderson Auto Museum in Brookline, MA before becoming the Auction Editor at Hagerty Classic Car Insurance. He currently splits his time behind the wheel between his NA Miata, 1994 Corvette, and Triumph TR6.

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