The stunning new BMW M2 was unveiled this week, and in the video below with E30 M3 and 1M in tow and hints of a Nürburgring lap time of just 7:58 they are placing all bets that their ultimate drivers car has been baked in to this new M car.
Using a modified version of the single turbo 3.0 N55 engine found in the superb M135i, it will produce 365bhp and 343lb/ft of torque (an M4 for reference makes 420bhp from the S55 motor). Using the M-DCT dual clutcher and launch control, 60 should be despatched in 4.3 seconds, the same as the M4. Weighing in at a shade under 1.5 ton makes it marginally lighter than it’s big brother.
There is no doubt that the M2 is a fantastic looking car with the signature M division wing vent, wider body and track the clear indicators that this is no SE spec 2 series.
Prices start from £44k, with rivals such as the A45 AMG and the new Audi RS3 coming in at £40k, and the M3 at £57k.
Still interested? Check out BMW’s own launch film below and you can see this car is aimed squarely at the driving enthusiast.