2016 BMW M2 – Animated Configurator, Colors, Pricing and Options

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BMW has kept its new pocket-rocket’s configurator extremely simple!  Nearly everything is standard, and only a few choices along the way through the Ext, Int, Options menu prompts makes this unlike nearly any other BMW we’ve specced out before.


Just four colors: Blue, Grey, Black and White.

The only other choices?  Literally?

Exec Pack for $1800 with auto highbeams and heated seats.  And a carbon-fiber interior upgrade option that seems skippable if you’re frugal.

The only other choice?

A six-speed manual transmission or the $2700 M-DCT paddle-shifter.

Out the door in less than four minutes of configurations must mean…. the car is PERFECT just as it is!

Pricing in the USA starts from $51,700 and heads up near the $54k mark with a stick, and around $58k for the automatic.  The hot Laguna Long Beach Blue Metallic seems like a no-brainer of a choice for flashy people, but the white and black are just as enticing….

BMW M Performance does have some sweet goodies for M2 buyers with some extra cash, of course, and the white paintwork is a terrific starting point for the M-color race graphics.


We highly recommend you go with the stickshift, by the way.


2016 BMW M2 Colors


2016 BMW M2 – Long Beach Blue Metallic

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2016 BMW M2 – Black Sapphire Metallic

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2016 BMW M2 – Mineral Grey Metallic

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2016 BMW M2 – Alpine Whiteimage_185-tile m2 alpine white animated turntable


2016 M2 Coupe Standard Features


Performance and efficiency

  • 3.0-liter BMW M TwinPower Turbo technology 365-hp inline 6-cylinder engine. Combines a twin-scroll turbocharger with variable valve and lift control (Double-VANOS and Valvetronic) and high-precision direct injection
  • M-tuned exhaust with quad tailpipes
  • Track-ready cooling system
  • Auto Start-Stop function
  • 6-speed manual transmission
  • Optimized aerodynamics including Air Curtain in front apron

Handling, ride and braking

  • M-developed electric power steering with Servotronic
  • Lightweight front and rear subframe
  • Aluminum suspension control arms and wheel carriers
  • Twin-tube gas-pressure shock absorbers
  • M Compound 4-wheel ventilated anti-lock disc brakes (ABS) with Dynamic Brake Control (DBC)
  • Dynamic Stability Control (DSC), including Brake Fade Compensation, Start-off Assistant, Brake Drying, and Brake Stand-by features; with M Dynamic Mode
  • Active M Differential
  • Double-joint spring strut front axle
  • Five-link rear axle


  • Double Spoke black, forged light alloy wheels (Style 437M), 19 x 9.0 front, 19 x 10.0 rear; and 245/35 front, 265/35 rear performance tires1
  • Xenon Adaptive Headlights with dynamic auto-leveling and Corona headlight-rings
  • Power-folding side mirrors
  • Non-metallic paint
  • Shadowline exterior trim
  • M rear spoiler
  • M side gill with M2 badging
  • Kidney grille with black twin slats and M2 designation



Interior seating and trim

  • 14-way power front sport seats including 4-way lumbar support and power-adjustable side bolsters, and memory system for driver’s seat and outside mirrors (2 positions)
  • Folding rear-seat headrests
  • Black Dakota Leather upholstery with Blue highlight
  • Carbon Fiber trim
  • Anthracite headliner
  • Floormats
  • M door-sill finishers, M footrest, M gear shift lever and M-specific design elements
  • Comfort and convenience
  • Engine Start/Stop button
  • Advanced Vehicle & Key Memory includes climate-control temperature and air-distribution settings, exterior mirror and power seat settings, audio tone settings and radio presets, central-locking preferences, and lighting preferences
  • Comfort Access keyless entry with multi-function remote control
  • Automatic climate control includes micro-filter, automatic air recirculation, digital driver/passenger temperature controls, temperature-adjustable rear outlet, windshield misting sensor, MAX A/C function, and recall of individual user settings
  • Front-seat adjustable center armrest
  • Automatic-dimming interior rear-view mirror and driver’s-side exterior mirror
  • Rain-sensing windshield wipers with adjustable speed and Automatic headlight control
  • Manually adjustable steering wheel
  • Power front windows with “one-touch” up/down operation
  • Ambient interior lighting
  • Locking glovebox
  • Electric interior trunk release
  • Dual front sun visors with illuminated mirrors
  • Cupholders for front seats
  • 3-stage heated front seats
  • Three 12V power sockets
  • Universal garage-door opener
  • Storage compartment package

Instrumentation and controls

  • 3-spoke leather-wrapped multi-function M sport steering wheel with controls for audio system, cruise control, and Bluetooth® wireless communication for hands-free mobile phone2
  • Enhanced USB plus Smartphone Integration and Mobile Office features3; Message Dictation available with optional 3rd-party subscription
  • Instrument cluster with extended contents
  • Expanded Check Control vehicle monitor system
  • iDrive system with on-board computer and touchpad Controller, and 8 programmable memory buttons
  • Exterior temperature display with alarm for freezing temperatures
  • Dynamic Cruise Control4
  • BMW Navigation system with high-resolution screen; 3-D maps; hard drive with 20 GB storage for audio files; and Voice command system
  • BMW Online with MyInfo and BMW Apps
  • Advanced Real Time Traffic Information
  • BMW TeleService
  • Tire Pressure Monitor
  • Rear-window defroster
  • Audio system
  • Anti-theft AM/FM stereo CD/MP3 player with Radio Data System (RDS)
  • Harman Kardon® Surround Sound Audio System with vehicle-specific equalizing and powerful 360-watt amplifier; the 12-speaker system includes 5 tweeters, 5 midrange speakers and 2 woofers
  • SiriusXM® Satellite Radio with 1-year subscription
  • HD Radio™ with “multicast” FM station reception


Safety and security

  • Anti-lock braking system (ABS)
  • Front and rear Head Protection System (HPS)
  • Driver’s and passenger’s front airbag supplemental restraint system (SRS) with advanced technology: dual-threshold, dual-stage deployment
  • Seat-mounted front side-impact airbags
  • Knee airbags for driver and front passenger
  • Front safety belts with automatic pretensioners
  • Front passenger seat-occupation recognition with Passenger’s Airbag Off indicator
  • Central locking system with center console switch (leaves fuel filler door unlocked), and 2-step unlocking
  • Coded Driveaway Protection
  • Automatic-locking retractors (ALR) on all passenger safety belts for installation of child-restraint seat
  • LATCH attachments for child-restraint safety installation
  • Impact sensor that activates Battery Safety Terminal disconnect of alternator, fuel pump and starter from battery; and turns on hazard lights, interior lights and unlocks doors
  • Programmable LED Daytime Running Lights
  • Anti-theft alarm system
  • BMW Assist eCall™ with Emergency Request (SOS button) and Enhanced Automatic Collision Notification
  • Warranty
  • BMW Ultimate Service® (for complete details, visit bmwusa.com/ultimateservice)
  • 4-year/50,000-mile New Vehicle Limited Warranty for Passenger Cars and Light Trucks 2016 Models (valid only in the USA including Puerto Rico)
  • 12-year Rust Perforation Limited Warranty
  • 4-year/Unlimited Mileage Roadside Assistance Program

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