BMW M2 Coupe Edition Black Shadow revealed at Geneva

7 Mar, 2018 9:20am Richard Ingram

Special edition BMW M2 unveiled to celebrate the firm’s best-selling M car, with black detailing and extra kit

The BMW M2 Edition Black Shadow has appeared at the Geneva Motor Show, celebrating what was the firm’s best selling M car of 2017. The M2 outsold the M3, M4, M5 and M6, as well as the X5 M and X6 M SUVs, to become the brand’s most popular model.

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Using the standard car’s 365bhp 3.0-litre straight six, the Black Shadow’s tweaks are entirely cosmetic. Each model comes in Sapphire Black, with new 19-inch matt black alloy wheels. In addition, every Black Shadow model also boasts carbon-finish door mirrors, as well as gloss black kidney grille surrounds and side panels. At the rear, you’ll find the facelifted M2’s updated LED lights, as well as black chrome tailpipes and a carbon effect diffuser.

Given the lack of changes under the skin, we can expect the BMW M2 Edition Black Shadow to nudge 62mph in 4.5 seconds (4.3 with the DCT auto) and hit 155mph flat out. CO2 emissions of 199g/km are unchanged, too.

While it’s unclear whether the M2 Edition Black Shadow will be available in the UK, BMW’s global media site has confirmed German models will go on sale in April. Given the car’s exclusivity and added kit, we can expect a slight jump in the standard car’s £46,700 list price. We’ll have more information on the special M2 in a few weeks.

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