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Refreshed and More Powerful 2025 BMW M2 Coupe Is the Opposite of Affordable in Australia

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Some Australian-spec models from various automakers have a pricing strategy that comes very close to American MSRPs - but this isn't the case here with this Bavarian sports car.
BMW has been hard at work presenting new models – like the heavy M5 or the quirky 1 Series – and refreshing just about everything else, including the M2 and 2 Series, the M3 and 3 Series, or M4 and 4 Series. The Australian division just announced the pricing and specification details for the updated BMW 2 Series Coupe ahead of its fourth-quarter market introduction – they start from AUD 76,900 for the 230i Coupé.

However, the company is also bringing out the enhanced 2025 BMW M2 Coupe later this year – and its main asset is the recent power increase of 15 kW from 338 kW to 353 kW, which translates to a 20 hp rise from 453 hp to 473 hp, the same figure as a regular BMW M3. The straight-six M TwinPower Turbo engine of the rear-drive sports coupe is coupled to a segment-unique manual transmission or an automatic gearbox – in the latter case, the torque also rises from 550 to 600 Nm (406 to 443 lb-ft) of torque.

Additionally, the German engineers have sought to "provide more rapid reactions to the driver's requests for acceleration" through enhancements of throttle mapping and response in all drive modes. As such, the M2 with the six-speed manual transmission has reduced the standard sprint time to 100 kph (62 mph) by 0.1 seconds to 4.2 seconds. The version with the eight-speed M Steptronic Sport transmission is even faster, as it needs four seconds flat for the same task, which is also 0.1 seconds quicker.

Meanwhile, the power increase is best felt when accelerating to 200 kph (124 mph) as the refreshed M2 Coupe achieves the task in 13.7s (manual) or 12.9s (automatic), a full 0.6 seconds faster. There are also some equipment and technology upgrades, such as new paint options (Sao Paulo Yellow, Fire Red metallic, Portimao Blue metallic, and Skyscraper Grey metallic), a new M-style alloy wheel, and a bundle of new features for the cockpit.

Those include the new flat-bottom M leather steering wheel, a new red/black color mix for the standard Vernasca leather upholstery, and lightweight M Carbon bucket seats that can be ordered individually. The cockpit gets a redesigned instrument panel, adjusted controls for the air vent grilles, and the latest evolution of the BMW iDrive control/operation system based on BMW's Operating System 8.5.

Pricing for the M2 Coupe starts from AUD 123,900 (both manual and auto have the same price), which is no less than $83,542 – as opposed to a starting MSRP of $64,900 in America. Options include the M Carbon bucket seats (AUD 12k), the M Alcantara steering wheel (AUD 1k), and the BMW Individual Frozen Pure Grey or Frozen Portimao Blue shades (AUD 5k each).
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