Take the rear differential, for example. It features an active diff and an electronically controlled multi-plate unit that assures the car reacts the way you want it to. Similar to the Ford Focus RS, BMW fitted the new M2 with a sort of “drift mode,” though, the Germans would never be so crass to say that outright. The M Dynamic Mode allows for, “Moderate, controlled drifts” at speed. We’ll take it.
If the performance and technology alone isn’t enough to get your heart racing, the looks should. Per typical M fashion, the M2 puts to use a number of dramatic flares. Slightly toned down from the outgoing 1 Series M, the M2 still features in-your-face bodywork on the front and rear, with a swelling of 2.1 inches up front, and 3.1 inches in the back. That should help in keeping caged the 19-inch Michelin Pilot Super Sport Tires.
BMW hasn’t dished the details on the price as of yet, but expect a hefty premium over the M235i when the new M2 goes on sale in spring of 2016.