BMW M2 Promises to Be a Hoot with Wider Hips and 453 HP 2023

The 2023 BMW M2 coupe marks the model's second generation, and it boasts a boatload of improvements versus its predecessor.

The M2 remains rear-drive only, but its new twin-turbo straight-six makes 453 horses and pairs with a standard manual transmission or an optional eight-speed automatic.

When it goes on sale in the U.S. in April 2023, the new M2 will start at $63,195—$3300 more than the last M2 Competition sold in 2021.

The first thing you'll notice about the 2023 BMW M2 is that it doesn't have a big pig snout for a grille like the larger M3 sedan and M4 coupe.

BMW's decision to give the new second-generation M2 a more traditional version

The new M2 is mightier than its predecessor and shares more parts and traits with the M3/M4, meaning it promises to be a hoot.

The M2 is once again based on the two-door BMW 2-series, which was recently redesigned with bigger dimensions than before.

The new M2 also sits 0.3 inch lower and measures 1.3 inches wider.

BMW claims the new M2 can hit 60 mph in 3.9 seconds with the automatic and 4.1 ticks with the manual