We’ve been claiming the BMW M2 to be the savior of the Bavarian model for a very long time, now. It’s the most effective efficiency automobile the model makes and it’s the closest to these old-school Bimmers we’re all so keen on. Nevertheless, we could seem a bit biased, due to our identify. However don’t simply ask us, as Jalopnik appears to love the M2 fairly a bit as properly.
In a latest evaluate by Jalopnik’s Editor-In-Chief, Patrick George, he claims the BMW M2 to be precisely what a contemporary BMW must be. It’s small, light-weight (comparatively), fast and enjoyable to drive whereas nonetheless being usable and accessible for on a regular basis driving. That’s the precise recipe for a BMW M3, solely fifteen years in the past.
In the meanwhile, the BMW M3 and M4 are designed to be extraordinarily quick, extraordinarily succesful sports activities automobiles that should eat race tracks for lunch. However on the street, they only don’t have that very same enjoyable feeling that the old-school M3s used to. That’s the place the M2 is available in.
Its 365 hp and 343 lb-ft of torque (369 lb-ft on overboost) doesn’t sound like quite a bit immediately, as there are Hyundais which have extra energy than that, nevertheless it’s greater than sufficient to be enjoyable and thrilling. When paired with a seven-speed DCT gearbox (as Jalopnik’s automobile was), it might probably get from Zero-60 mph in four.Zero seconds flat. That’s rattling fast and laborious to complain about.
However efficiency numbers aren’t the purpose of an M2. All the objective of a BMW M2 is to thrill the driving force with a pure driving expertise. And George claims that it does that. “It’s by no means overwhelmingly quick; it’s balanced, with its pace complemented by very good dealing with. Steering really feel is mostly glorious and, like the opposite 2 Collection variants, it’s the whole lot good and proper about rear-wheel drive, though with its wider tire setup it’s extra susceptible to grip than drifting on command like an M240i.” stated George.
We not too long ago spent a while in an M Performance-enhanced BMW M2, a automobile that had quite a few upgrades. And whereas very enjoyable, these upgrades really took away from the M2 a bit. The M2 is about being a easy however dynamic automobile, one which thrills with its dealing with, fairly than its spec sheet. We’ve at all times discovered that it did that however this evaluate proves we’re not the one ones.