Autotrader UK’s Rory Reid is again with one other video of the BMW M2 G87. After introducing their new sportscar just a few weeks in the past, it’s now time to take the little rocket to the monitor. And naturally, to reply a essential questions: is the brand new BMW M2 too heavy to have some enjoyable? The BMW M2 is definitely about the identical weight because the M4 and, in some circumstances, virtually precisely the identical. At its lightest, the BMW M2 checks in at 3,814 lbs, with a carbon fiber roof and guide transmission. The BMW M4 with a carbon roof and a guide is across the similar. In case you don’t spec the carbon roof and get the automated transmission within the BMW M2, you’re virtually 3,900 lbs. That’s the place a automotive of the M2’s dimension is taken into account heavy.
Fortuitously, throughout our private monitor and highway analysis, the G87 BMW M2 successfully hid its bulk. There have been scarcely any moments when its weight was perceptible. Nonetheless, when instantly in contrast with the F87 M2 CS, as we did, the distinction in weight turns into unmistakably clear. The brand new BMW M2, although, has many admirable qualities. It options the BMW S58 engine, a high-performance iteration of the B58 engine prevalent throughout many BMW fashions. This engine is a 3.0-liter twin-turbocharged inline-six, boasting 453 horsepower and 406 lb-ft of torque. Energy is delivered solely to the rear wheels via both a six-speed guide or an eight-speed computerized transmission. You may pair the automotive with a six-speed or an eight-speed computerized.
Reid does an excellent job not solely tossing across the G87 M2 on a moist monitor, but additionally to spotlight the automotive’s capabilities as a “day by day driver” as properly. His automotive can be an computerized since within the UK, the 8-speed gross sales exceed these of the six-speed guide. The reverse may be relevant in different markets. So, it’s the BMW M2 an excellent monitor automotive? Is it a correct M automotive? Let’s discover out!