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Long-term review

BMW M2 - long-term review

£65,830 / as tested £70,295 / PCM £803
Published: 04 Jul 2024
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SPEC HIGHLIGHTS

  • SPEC

    BMW M2 G87

  • ENGINE

    2993cc

  • BHP

    453.3bhp

  • 0-62

    4.1s

The BMW M2 has a flaw with its grille (no, not that one)

A little bonus update for you on the M2, because I want to have a quick gripe about something. The grilles.

This isn’t the usual moan about BMW making grilles which are simply ugly, like the iX, or 4 Series, or 7 Series, or XM… you get the point. The M2’s nostrils are actually fairly in proportion with the rest of its face.

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But it annoys me that this is yet another fast car with no mesh to protect the expensive-looking radiator behind it from debris. Almost every week I have to fish leaves, twigs, crisp packets, coffee cuplids and recently, what looked horribly like the remnants of a nappy out of the M2’s mouth.

It consumes more gross detritus than my Labrador. On a £65k car, not bothering to fit some simple mesh to catch the litter dropped by human pond life is, well, a bit cheap of BMW. Or am I in the minority and does the internet prefer the ‘open wide’ look?

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