GAMERS will be the first to try out the brand new BMW M2 Coupé following an announcement by the German car maker and EA Games studio Ghost Games that the car will appear in the new Need for Speed when it launches next Tuesday (3 November).
Need for Speed is synonymous with fast-paced video-game action and accurately detailed cars. The exceptionally realistic virtual model of the BMW M2 Coupé will be available from the start and can be customized to suit personal preferences.
The BMW M2 Coupé is also an integral part of the game plot outside of the different free race modes. The BMW M3 Evolution II (E30), the BMW M3 (E46), the BMW M3 (E92) and the new BMW M4 Coupé are additional options alongside the BMW M2 Coupé.
Both in the virtual and real world, the BMW M2 Coupé raises the bar for driving dynamics and agility in the high-performance compact sports car segment. Its newly-developed three-litre six-cylinder engine with state-of-the-art M TwinPower Turbo technology delivers 272 kW/370 hp.
The BMW M2 Coupé’s signature M design hints at its exceptional performance potential and ensures that it is instantly recognisable as the newest member of the BMW M family – with impressive features such as a low front apron with large air vents, muscular flanks with characteristic M gill elements and broad rear end with hallmark M twin-tailpipe exhaust system.
Full racetrack capabilities are assured by M Compound high-performance brakes and electronically-controlled Active M Differential, as well as the Dynamic Stability Control system’s M Dynamic Mode (MDM) for controlled drifts.
“BMW M represents passion and fascination for high-performance sports cars. Need for Speed is the ideal platform to introduce our exciting BMW M2 Coupé to fans of the series and the BMW M brand,” according to Dr. Steven Althaus, Director of BMW Brand Management and BMW Group Marketing Services.
“We’re delighted to be partnering with BMW, and especially to be premiering the BMW M2 Coupé in Need for Speed,” said Edd Newby-Robson, Senior Marketing Director, Ghost Games. “Close relationships with manufacturers has always been a key pillar for us to create the authentic experiences that our fans expect, and BMW have been incredibly supportive when it comes to helping us facilitate that.”