Australian arrivals of the updated 2025 BMW M2 are due to begin in the fourth quarter of 2024, with the local pricing to be announced in July.

    BMW revealed its tweaked M2 earlier today, which has received minor cosmetic changes and an output increase for quicker acceleration.

    The BMW M2 now produces 353kW (15kW more than before, and now equal to the manual M3 and M4) from its twin-turbocharged 3.0-litre six-cylinder engine.

    Eight-speed automatic examples have received a 50Nm torque bump, now sending 600Nm to the rear wheels, though six-speed manual-equipped M2s will continue with an unchanged 550Nm.

    Both transmissions are confirmed to remain in the Australian lineup, where they are both currently priced from $121,700 before on-road costs.

    The power and torque increase results in a 0.1-second shaving from the M2’s 0-100km/h time, with automatic examples now completing the sprint in 4.0 seconds while manuals take 4.2 seconds.

    Regardless of the transmission fitted, the more powerful M2 is 0.6s quicker to reach 200km/h from a standing start, doing so in 12.9 seconds for automatics and 13.7 seconds for manuals.

    The BMW M2 is now available to be ordered with silver, light-alloy wheels in black of its black rims, in addition to a number of new paint finishes, including Sao Paulo Yellow, Fire Red metallic, Portimao Blue metallic and Skyscraper Grey metallic.

    More BMW Individual finishes have also been added to the M2’s palette including Java Green, Voodoo Blue, Grigio Telesto and Twilight Purple.

    Inside the cabin, a new leather-wrapped flat-bottomed steering wheel with revised spokes and a 12 o’clock centre marker headlines the changes, teamed with Vernasca leather upholstery (now available in red and black) or the optional M Carbon bucket seats.

    Like the 2 Series upon which it’s based, the M2’s infotainment system and digital instrument cluster now runs BMW’s Operating System 8.5 software.

    There are also new adjustment controls for the centre, driver- and passenger-side air vent grilles.

    Australian examples continue to be fitted with BMW’s M Carbon Fibre interior trim as standard.

    The 2025 BMW M2 is due in Australian showrooms between October and December 2024.

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    Jordan Mulach

    Born and raised in Canberra, Jordan has worked as a full-time automotive journalist since 2021, being one of the most-published automotive news writers in Australia before joining CarExpert in 2024.

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