STRAIGHT-SIX: BMW's M2 uses a 3.0 litre six-cylinder engine developing 272kW/465Nm. It arrives in SA in April. Image: Youtube
Cape Town - BMW South Africa confirmed its M2 sports car will be launched in April 2016.
Earlier in February, Wheels24 published pricing for the new coupe, you can read about that here.
Want to know what the new M2 will sound like? We have a clip of the coupe's optional sports exhaust in action.
Read: Pricing for BMW's SA-bound M2 revealed
Uploaded by Chris Hollis, the caption reads: "The new #bmw #mperformance #sports #exhaust fitted to a new #bmwm2. This one with optional Bluetooth controller to switch the exhaust from sports mode to track mode. Sounds incredible and turns so many heads! #loud #bmw #bmwm2 #m2"
The M2, based on the 2-Series Coupe, uses a newly-developed, 3.0 litre six-cylinder in-line engine with M TwinPower Turbo technology to develop 272kW/465Nm. An overboost function increases maximum torque to 500Nm in short bursts.
Thankfully for purists, it uses a six-speed manual transmission as standard. A seven-speed M double clutch transmission is optional which incorporates launch control and releases a sprint time of 0-100km/h of 4.3 seconds. Top speed is electronically limited to 250 km/h..
Click on the Instagram post and listen to the 3.0 litre turbo here: