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Video: Take a fast lap in the BMW M2 around the Salzburgring

Get a 360 degree view of the all-new 2016 BMW M2 as it gets tested on the Salzburgring. Who is the driver Augusto Farfus who’s behind the wheel?


BMW released a new video of the all-new BMW M2 Coupe being test driven on the Salzburgring. It’s being driven by Augusto Farfus Jr., a Brazilian race driver, who is a factory driver for BMW. He test drove the new performance M2 on the Salzburgring which is a 4.225 kilometers (2.63 mi) motorsport race track in Austria, east of Salzburg.

The 32 year old race driver takes the new M2 for a fast lap around the Salzburgring. Watch below as the 360 degree video highlights the impressive track capabilities of the M2. Augusto Farfus Jr. likes what he is experiencing and says “this one is much better” than its predecessor. We get to hear the exhaust sound from the inside of the car which is sweet.

Augusto Farfus Jr. talks about the BMW M2’s new six-cylinder 3.0-liter in-line engine, with M TwinPower Turbo technology that develops 272 kW/370 hp with peak torque of 465 Nm / 343 lb-ft. He’s impressed with the overboost that increases torque to as much as 500 Nm (369 lb-ft) in short bursts on the straight as he pushes the M2 hard on the Salzburgring.

The Brazilian race driver throws the new track-ready 2016 BMW M2 around the Salzburgring and says, “Wow, super agile” as he talks about the 49/51 weight distribution in the newest M performance car. The BMW M2 sprints from 0-100 km/h (62 mph) in 4.3 seconds (4.5 s with the six-speed manual gearbox). Augusto Farfus Jr. is impressed and gets the new M2 up to 270km/h (168 mph) on the straight. “Fantastic car, I’m loving it.”

Media source: BMW M