BMW released a video of the BMW M2 drifting about followed by the E30 M3 and the BMW 1M. The jest of the video is basically to say that this BMW M2 is the original first ever which will lead next generations of the BMW M2 line-up. We sort of get that the video was targeting a much younger audience than you would expect but that’s all up to BMW’s marketing team and we could care less.
On a serious note; Let’s discuss that Nürburgring Nordschliefe lap time of 7:58 pinned down by the 2016 BMW M2 which is rear-wheel drive – powered by an inline 3.0-liter turbocharged six-cylinder engine that pumps a healthy 370 hp and 343 lb-ft of torque all routed through either a manual six-speed transmission or a dual clutch seven-speed automatic transmission. BMW claims the dual clutch equipped 2016 BMW M2 will do 0-60 mph in 4.2 seconds (0.2 more for the manual) and reach a top speed of 155 mph. The lap time it’s self is nothing impressive at all, seeing that the much heavier M4 scored a 7:52 2 years ago but it’s now what BMW was after with the M2 and it certainly can’t be faster than its big brother!
The 2016 BMW M2 is equipped with a lightweight suspension that features a light aluminum setup derived from the BMW M3 and the M4. You could also expect the M-settings to carry on with the power steering dial-up and the extra umph that says it’s an M car is all there especially with that new bumper design which takes on a much sharper boxier approach with those new intake inlets.
People seem to be already comparing the new 2016 Ford Focus RS to the 2016 BMW M2 on forums which is sort of odd seeing that the M2 is essentially a coupe and not a hot hatch but we see why – Autoguide has already made a poll to see which one is getting more votes and the results are quite surprising. Check out the poll here
Expect to see the new 2016 BMW M2 in Dubai showrooms somewhere next year during spring priced right below the BMW M3 and M4.