The all-new 2016 BMW M2 coupe has been previewed on track this week, drifting its way through a short clip released today.
Filmed at the BMW Performance Centre in the US, the six-second video (bottom of article) sees the M2 smoking its way along a section of track – just as it’s doing in the new hero car’s recent promo pics.
For those needing a refresher, the M2 is powered by a twin-scroll turbocharged 3.0-litre straight-six, churning out 272kW and 465Nm, while an overboost function lifts torque to 500Nm for short bursts.
With a six-speed manual and a 1495kg kerb weight rounding out its key technical factoids, the M2 promises a 0-100km/h time of 4.5 seconds. Switch to the seven-speed dual-clutch auto and BMW claims a 4.3-second run.
The M2 is expected to hit Australia in the first half next year, with a price somewhere in the vicinity of $100,000.
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