2025 BMW M2 Gets 20-HP Boost to 473 Ponies, Updated Cabin

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2025 BMW M2 Gets 20-HP Boost to 473 PoniesBMW
  • The 2025 BMW M2 arrives with 473 horsepower, 20 ponies more than before.

  • The six-speed manual is still offered, but automatic M2s also gain 37 pound-feet of torque over the 2024 model.

  • The interior has been altered slightly too, with a bigger emphasis on screens instead of physical controls.

The latest generation of the BMW M2 arrived for the 2023 model year with a muscular new design and a 453-hp twin-turbo inline-six. Just two years later, BMW is already giving its smallest sports car a series of tweaks. The 2025 BMW M2 will hit the streets later this year with an extra 20 hp, new paint options, and an upgraded infotainment system.

More Punch

The twin-turbo 3.0-liter engine now produces 473 ponies, 20 hp more than the 2024 model and nearly 70 hp more than the previous-generation M2 that went out of production in 2021. The M2 remains rear-wheel-drive-only and also retains its available six-speed manual gearbox; an eight-speed automatic transmission is also offered. Automatic-equipped M2s receive a substantial boost in torque, from 406 to 443 pound-feet; manual M2s stand pat at 402 pound-feet. BMW says the throttle map has been revised to improve responsiveness.

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BMW claims the stick-shift M2 is a tenth of a second quicker to 60 mph than before, quoting a 4.1-second time. The automatic-equipped M2 is said to do the same sprint in 3.9 seconds. In Car and Driver testing, we clocked the manual M2 at 3.9 seconds, suggesting BMW's claims are a bit conservative. Top speed is capped at 155 mph, with the M Driver's package pushing the limit to 177 mph.

New Looks

BMW is offering several new paint colors for 2025, including Sao Paulo Yellow, Vegas Red metallic, Skyscraper Grey metallic, and Portimao Blue metallic. There are also flashy new hues through BMW's Individual customization program: Java Green metallic, Voodoo Blue, Grigio Telesto Pearl Effect metallic, and Twilight Purple Pearl Effect metallic. For 2025, models can also be specced with a bright silver finish for the wheels. Other design tweaks include black badges outlined in silver and standard black tailpipes.

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Inside, BMW restyled the steering wheel with new spokes, a flat-bottomed rim, and a red center marker at the 12 o'clock position. The steering wheel comes wrapped in leather as standard, with options for Alcantara and heating. The M Carbon bucket seats can now be ordered as a standalone option. Previously, they required the $9900 Carbon package. The standard leather seats can now be ordered in black with a red accent.


The curved display atop the dashboard, which houses a 12.3-inch digital gauge cluster and 14.9-inch touchscreen, runs the latest version of BMW's operating system. The climate control settings are now handled by digital controls, with the ability to also use voice commands. As a result, the dashboard has been restyled to further reduce the number of buttons.

The 2025 M2 will continue to be assembled at BMW's factory in San Luis Potosí, Mexico, with production beginning this August. The M2's base price rises slightly to $66,075 from the 2024 model's $64,195 tag.

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