Intensive Tests of New BMW M2 at the Salzburgring.
With just a few months remaining until the world premiere of the new BMW M2, the final test phase in developing the new high-performance car is in full swing. In keeping with its affinity with the racetrack, the car’s driving dynamics were subjected to an intensive test at the Salzburgring in Austria.
The tests focussed on the driving dynamics and chassis, and the new BMW M2 impressed with outstanding characteristics. The new production car boasts a similar performance level to the BMW M2 CS, the exclusive, special-edition sports car from BMW M GmbH. It allows the driver to experience that pure racetrack feeling in any conditions – even at the limit.
The tried-and-tested engines provide the power under the bonnet of the BMW M2 from the M3 and M4 models. The two optional transmission types, the manual 6-speed gearbox and 8-speed M Steptronic gearbox, guarantee that the power is applied extremely dynamically, redefining sheer driving pleasure. The adaptive M chassis and the rear-wheel drive on the new BMW M2 intensify the sporty driving characteristics. The powerful brake system comes from the M3 and M4 and ensures the power is controlled effortlessly.
A selection of special equipment options rounds off the sporty appearance of the new BMW M2. For example, a carbon roof reduces weight, among other benefits. In addition, M carbon bucket seats for the driver and passenger, also available as an option, emphasise the racing look of the new BMW M2.