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How DTM Drivers Prove BMW M2’s Agility

What’s the best way to prove the new BMW M2’s agility? Two BMW DTM drivers take it all the way to Hungary.

BMW DTM drivers Tom Blomqvist and Antonio Felix da Costa get behind the wheel of the new BMW M2 and show international journalists what the M2 is all about. During the break between the DTM races at the Lausitzring and the Norisring, the two BMW race drivers put on a show at the Hungaroring race track. The BMW M2 was the star.

As part of a media event at the Hungaroring, international journalists got the chance to get to know the new BMW M2 on the track. The Hungaroring is a motor-racing circuit in Mogyorod, Hungary where the Formula One Hungarian Grand Prix is held. It’s the ideal place to prove the agility of the newest M machine.

Last week, Blomqvist showed the journalists just how dynamic the new BMW M2 Coupe is. “The BMW M2 Coupe has enormous speed, and its agility and handling are just fantastic,” said Blomqvist. “It was great fun to be driving it on the Hungaroring. The way it behaves in the tight bends and through the climbs and descents was impressive.”

When the 3.0-liter turbocharged inline six is mated to the optional M Double Clutch Transmission (M DCT) and with the launch control activated, the new BMW M2 sprints from 0-60 mph in a quick 4.2 seconds (4.4 s with the six-speed manual gearbox). The top speed of the all-new BMW M2 is electronically limited to 155 mph.

Blomqvist and Felix da Costa will be back in their BMW M4 DTMs there next weekend, battling for points in the seventh and eighth races of the 2016 DTM season. The break gave them a chance to prove the BMW M2’s agility in a track setting. The journalists were thoroughly impressed.

Source: BMW

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