2024 BMW M2 Overall

The 2024 BMW M2 proves that good things come in small packages. Though it’s not the roomiest or most fuel-efficient luxury sports car, its powerful performance, nimble handling and classy interior will thrill drivers who want a more affordable option in this segment.

Expert Rating

Our rating is established through qualitative research and analysis of BMW M2 reviews, as well as hard data points that speak to the M2’s safety, reliability, fuel economy and cargo capacity. This rating is continually updated based on the latest information that comes in from our research and data sources.

Drive & Performance 9.0/10

Whether it’s going full-throttle on the freeway or puttering around city streets, the M2 is capable of being simultaneously exciting and soothing to drive. This is mainly thanks to a well-tuned suspension and balanced chassis. The 2024 M2 has a turbocharged 3.0-liter inline six-cylinder engine that puts out 453 horsepower and 406 pound-feet of torque. It’s the same engine BMW uses in the larger M3 and M4 models, though it’s tuned down a bit. Even so, the M2 can rocket from zero to 60 mph in 3.9 seconds. A six-speed manual transmission is standard, and an eight-speed automatic is available at no extra cost.

With the automatic transmission, BMW claims that the M2 can go from zero to 60 mph in 3.9 seconds. With the manual transmission, that increases to 4.2 seconds. The M2’s top speed is 155 mph, though if it’s equipped with the optional M Driver’s package, it tops out at 177 mph.

Fuel Economy 6.8/10

M2 models with the manual transmission return an EPA-estimated 16 mpg in the city and 24 mpg on the highway. Models with the automatic transmission get 16 mpg in the city and 23 mpg on the highway. Those are poor estimates when compared with other luxury sports cars.

Interior 7.9/10

The cabin of the 2024 M2 rivals those of much pricier rivals. It’s based on the same layout as the 2 Series, so you’ll find many of the same upscale features, and the M badges will remind you that it hails from an impressive line of high-performance vehicles. The M2 has seating for four, but the rear seat is small and best suited for kids. Despite the M2’s diminutive dimensions, front-row occupants should have no trouble stretching out a bit. The only downside is that the car’s low position may make it harder for entry and exit.

This BMW has 13.8 cubic feet of cargo room, which is decent for a performance-oriented luxury sports car. While it’s not the roomiest trunk, it should be sufficient for a road trip or a few grocery bags. If you need more space, the back row folds forward in a 40-20-40 split for a little extra stowing capability.

Value 7.8/10

The 2024 BMW M2 has a good value rating for the Luxury Sports Cars class. We determine value based on the vehicle’s estimated total cost of ownership, along with the vehicle’s MSRP for its base and top trims.

Safety N/A

The 2024 M2 has not been evaluated for crash safety, but this BMW does come equipped with an impressive amount of driver-assistance features, such as a rearview camera, blind-spot monitoring and front and rear parking sensors.

For installing child safety seats, there are two complete sets of LATCH connectors for the M2’s rear seats.

Quality and Reliability N/A

The 2024 BMW M2 does not have a predicted reliability score at the time of writing.

Critics’ Rating 9.3/10

The 2024 BMW M2 receives a critics’ rating that is good for the class. This rating, which is driven by our qualitative research, represents the overall tone and recommendation level that the automotive press places on a car.


How Much Is a 2024 BMW M2?

The 2024 BMW M2 starts at $63,200, which is relatively affordable compared to other performance-focused luxury sports cars. The single trim comes standard with a twin-turbo six-cylinder engine, a six-speed manual transmission (an eight-speed automatic is available at no additional cost), an adaptive suspension, an M-tuned exhaust with quad tailpipes, M Sport brakes and an M Sport differential.

BMW offers many different options and packages to customize your ride. Adding the M Driver’s package ($2,500) will boost your top speed from 155 mph to 177 mph, which may appeal to drivers who want to test the M2’s limits at the track.

Is the 2024 BMW M2 a Good Car?

Yes, the 2024 M2 is a great car with a reputation for being fun to drive. Its excellent power output, finely-tuned chassis and small size make for an exciting ride. It’s also composed and well-built on the inside for comfortable daily driving. This Bimmer does have a few downsides, including a cramped back seat and an irksome infotainment system. It also gets poor gas mileage.

The M2’s outstanding performance is worth the money alone. It’s less expensive than the BMW M3 and M4 and you get nearly the same power output. Its $63,200 starting price is well below such rivals as the Porsche Cayman and the Audi R8, and the M2 offers something these two luxury sports cars don’t: a back seat. If you need more space and you’re less concerned about sticking to a budget, the Chevrolet Corvette is always worth a look.

2023 vs. 2024 BMW M2: What’s the Difference?

There are no major differences between the 2023 and 2024 M2 models.

Here are the key changes for the BMW M2 over the last few years:

  • 2024: no notable changes
  • 2023: fully redesigned with more power, improved handling and significant tech upgrades
  • 2022: skipped model year
  • 2021: no major changes
  • 2020: limited-edition M2 CS trim debuted

If you’re considering an older model, be sure to read our 2021 2 Series and 2023 M2
reviews to help make your decision. Also, check out our Best New Car Deals and Best New Car Lease Deals pages to learn about savings and discounts you can find on new vehicles.

2024 BMW M2 Versus the Competition

BMW M2 vs. Chevrolet Corvette

One of the biggest advantages the M2 has over the Chevrolet Corvette is its price. Though the entry-level Corvette isn’t much more expensive than the M2, it lacks many of the standard features that the BMW offers. The Corvette has the upper hand when it comes to power output, thanks to its V8 engine, but both cars are quick and handle exceptionally well on the road. If you’re looking for something slightly more practical but still fun to drive, the M2’s rear seat doubles your passenger capacity over the two-seat Corvette — and it comes with a manual transmission.

2024 BMW M2 Model and Trims

The 2024 BMW M2 comes in one trim level, and it starts at $63,200. It comes with a 453-horsepower 3.0-liter twin-turbocharged six-cylinder engine, and it’s paired with either a six-speed manual transmission or an optional eight-speed automatic. The M2 is rear-wheel drive only.

Standard equipment includes 19-inch front wheels, 20-inch rear wheels, high-grip performance tires, an adaptive suspension, high-performance M Sport brakes, an active M Sport differential, an M Sport exhaust, enhanced brake and drivetrain cooling, a track drive mode, a lap timer, a drift “coach” and customizable performance settings.

It also comes with genuine leather upholstery, heated front sport seats, a 14.9-inch touch screen, a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster, voice recognition, Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, a Harman Kardon surround-sound stereo, navigation, USB ports, satellite radio, Bluetooth, a panoramic sunroof, dual-zone automatic climate control, multicolor ambient lighting, proximity keyless entry, an auto-dimming rearview mirror and a universal garage door opener.

Standard driver-assistance features include forward collision warning, forward automatic emergency braking, pedestrian and cyclist detection, lane-departure warning, lane-keep assist, blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert, speed-limit recognition, rain-sensing windshield wipers, front and rear parking sensors and a rearview camera.

The Carbon package ($9,900) adds carbon-fiber-reinforced and leather-trimmed bucket seats, a carbon-fiber-reinforced roof, interior carbon-fiber trim and a one-day track session at a BMW Performance Center. The Shadowline package ($300) adds blacked-out headlight inlays and black exhaust pipes. The Lighting package ($650) includes adaptive headlights with automatic high beams.

Individual options include stop-and-go adaptive cruise control ($500), Live Cockpit Pro with a head-up display ($1,100), remote start ($300), a heated steering wheel ($200), a carbon-fiber-reinforced roof ($2,600), park assist ($200), wireless device charging ($200) and an upgraded 5G Wi-Fi hot spot ($300). Red brake calipers are a no-cost option.

For maximum speed, purchase the M Driver’s package ($2,500). That takes your top speed from 155 mph to 177 mph. This package also includes a one-day high-performance driving class at a BMW Performance Center.

Check out our U.S. News Best Price Program for great savings at your local BMW dealer. You can also find excellent manufacturer incentives on our BMW deals page.

2024 BMW M2 Safety

2024 M2 Crash Test Results

Neither the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration nor the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has crash tested the 2024 BMW M2.

2024 M2 Safety Features

Standard driver-assistance features:

  • Rearview camera
  • Forward collision warning
  • Forward automatic emergency braking
  • Pedestrian and cyclist detection
  • Lane-departure warning
  • Lane-keep assist
  • Blind-spot monitoring
  • Rear cross-traffic alert
  • Speed-limit recognition
  • Rain-sensing windshield wipers
  • Front and rear parking sensors

Available driver-assistance features:

  • Stop-and-go adaptive cruise control
  • Adaptive headlights with automatic high beams
  • Surround-view camera system
  • Park assist
  • Head-up display (shows pertinent driving and navigation information directly on the windshield)


BMW covers the 2024 M2 with a four-year/50,000-mile warranty.

Specs and Features

The M2 has a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster that merges seamlessly with a 14.9-inch centre touch screen on a larger curved display. Though graphics are crisp and clear, the layout can be slightly overwhelming for first-time users. Those who don’t want to flip through different menu options via the touch screen will likely appreciate the car’s effective voice command system.

  • Standard infotainment features: a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster, a 14.9-inch touch screen, voice recognition, Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, a Harman Kardon surround-sound stereo, navigation, USB ports, satellite radio and Bluetooth
  • Available infotainment features: wireless device charging and 5G connectivity
  • Additional standard features: dual-zone automatic climate control, multicolour ambient interior lighting, proximity keyless entry, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, a universal garage door opener and a panoramic roof.

Why You Can Trust Our Reviews

U.S. News & World Report has been ranking the best cars, trucks and SUVs since 2007, and our staff has more than 75 years of combined experience in the auto industry.

This 2024 M2 review combines nine professional reviews with concrete data like performance specs, fuel economy estimates and safety ratings and incorporates applicable research for all models in this generation, which launched for 2023. Check out excerpts from some of the reviews that drive our rankings.


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