Also handed down by the M3/4 is the active M Differential with its fully variable electromechanical lock-up to distribute the drive between the rear wheels, giving the M2 abundant traction out of bends for a rear driver. It sits on 19-inch alloys, the insides of which are filled with the big compound brake set up (steel rotors mounted on aluminium hubs) also lifted from the M3/4. With a relatively light overall weight of 1565kg to reign in (M4 1635kg), these more than do the job with plenty of grunt-arresting force and are good for a prolonged stint of torture, even if the feel at the pedal seems a tad overassisted at first.
The default transmission is the seven-speed M double-clutcher, though you can nab yourself a manual as a ‘no cost’ option (how generous of BMW) but it’s to firm order only. If you’re up for a more involved driving experience, go for it, but the twin-clutch does make things easy. It has polished