Think of this M2 as a 2-Series that’s gone to the gym. It’s a little car with a big engine and a bunch of go fast bits. There’s a trick differential and bodywork that’s pumped up to better accommodate airflow, the massive wheels, tires, and oversized brakes. Is it greater than the sum of its parts? Watch our quick take on the BMW M2.

2016 BMW M2
Base Price: $61,000
As Tested: $65,795
Notable Options: 7-speed dual clutch transmission, $3,900; metallic paint, $895
Drivetrain: 3.0-litre turbocharged inline six cylinder engine, 370 horsepower at 6,500 RPM, 343 lb-ft from 1,400 to 5,560 RPM, 7-speed automated manual transmission, rear wheel drive
Performance: Zero to 100 km/h in 4.3 seconds (dual clutch box required); top speed of 250 km/h or more
VVUZZ Recommended: Without reservation, to M fans as well as to those looking for a more mature boy racer.

Image courtesy of BMW.

Published on Oct 28, 2016