While it’s not a good idea, one of the first BMW M2 owners takes a video shot inside the cabin while he takes the Coupe to the limit on the Autobahn. The new M2s are not supposed to arrive in Europe this early, but there are some already getting into the hands of performance enthusiasts. There’s no speed limit on the Autobahn and this new BMW M2 owner took the opportunity to see what the newest M could do in a high-speed sprint. While the car could go faster, the limit is the electronically limited speed of the high-performance car is 250 k/ph (155 mph).
Thanks to BimmerPost, you can hear the new M2 start up, rev its 3.0-liter twin-scroll turbocharged straight six power plant. It sounds good in stock form and it produces a healthy 365hp (370PS) and 343lb-ft (465Nm) of torque. The acceleration in the M2 must be an exhilarating experience as this M2 gets pushed hard up to the limit. Check out the start-up, sound and acceleration.
The newest M uses all that power to drive the rear wheels and its transferred to the ground by way of a standard six-speed manual gearbox. In this case, hitting 100km/h (62mph) takes 4.5 seconds, while with the optional seven-speed dual-clutch DCT, the M2 sprints from 0-62 in just 4.3 seconds.
The 2016 BMW M2 will be available at U.S. BMW showrooms starting at $51,700 plus destination ($995) starting in April 2016. BMW is producing the M2 in three other colors; Alpine White, Mineral Grey and Sapphire Black. The first M2s are already arriving in European dealerships now.
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