Fresh from Best Sports Car Under 100k Australia 2016, its launching at Targa Tasmania that the M2 felt primed because of the role in Australia’s Best Driver’s Car. And that is how it turned out — taking the win at the second ABDC by a point above a car over double its cost. Thrown in the mix with stronger, more expensive automobiles, BMW’s compact coupe relied upon its dextrous blend of mechanical traction and turbocharged torque to go the bunch, running neck and neck with all the top on evaluation to pinpoint its location at our judges’ psyche. Although understated in Mineral Grey Metallic (among just four colors available), the M2’s aggressive frontal therapy and broad haunches indicate the crystal clear performance potential of the pocket rocket. And exact transmission and its M TwinPower Turbo six-cylinder motor delivered to the promise.
BMW maintains a 0-100km/h period of 4.5sec for its M2 guide (4.3sec for your automobile, fitting the Audi RS 3), but of more significance is that the six’s simple real-world operation, gifted on-throttle handling and appropriate shove-in-the-back roll-on acceleration. The capability to get and fully exploit its 272kW (in 6500rpm) and 465Nm (1400-5560rpm, as well as 500Nm on overboost) puts it in rare company. Among eight rear-wheel drives on evaluation, the M2’s broad back monitor, (limited-slip) Lively M Differential and chubby 265/35ZR19 Michelin Pilot Super Sport tyres tames the anticipated wheel twist and maximises the automobile’s speed. The nearest competitor was a second slower. It had been the M2 tenacity that stood tall, as was the situation on course. On surfaces and broken, communicating and the M2’s grip saw its nannies provoked.