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August 2023

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melody can be controlled to either speak with deep authority or bark and snarl like an un-muffled Harley. I recommend the subtle-sound approach in city limits since just showing up in this track-ready rocket, finished in Zandvoort Blue, has already captured the attention of local authorities. And does anyone really look that good in an orange jumpsuit? More Ultimate is is BMW 's second edition of the M2 and they've done a splendid job of improving what was already a great example of e Ultimate Driving Machine. e wheelbase has been stretched a couple of inches for a bit more needed legroom and a bit wider for even better handling. is is a car that's both fast and quick and can't wait to go where it's pointed. And the new, wide display and switchgear allow programming the M to do whatever task you wish, from steering and brake feel to suspension and power settings. It's even fun entering this cool little coupe, with deep bolstered black leather bucket seats accented with blue and red trim and an illuminated M2 badge in the seatback as a finishing touch. It's a premium experience that's expected but not always delivered, even at this $69,695 price point. An obvious competitor is Mercedes- Benz's AMG C 43 or the Lexus RC F if you want to add two more cylinders. Or, just go to the limit and get the Dodge Challenger Demon Last Call, now with 1,025-horsepower. Did you want that orange suit in XL? Front engine, rear wheel-drive 3.0-liter Turbo I-6 453 @ 6,250 RPM 406 lb.ft. @ 2,850-5,870 RPM $62,200 $69,695 16 city 24 highway 19 combined TYPE: ENGINE HORSEPOWER: TORQUE: BASE PRICE: AS TESTED: FUEL CONSUMPTION: 2023 BMW M2 @ranchandcoast RANCH & COAST MAGAZINE AUGUST 2023 81

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