Wednesday, July 6, 2022

Racetrack technology for the streets: intensive tests with the new BMW M2 at the Salzburgring.

Munich. With just a few months remaining until the
world premiere of the new BMW M2*, the final test phase in the
development of the new high-performance car is in full swing. The new
BMW M2 offers thoroughbred racing technology for the roads. 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 power under the bonnet of the BMW M2 is provided by the
tried-and-tested engines 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 sporty driving
characteristics are intensified by the adaptive M chassis and the
rear-wheel drive on the new BMW M2. The powerful brake system comes
from the M3 and M4 and ensures the power is controlled effortlessly.

The sporty appearance of the new BMW M2 is rounded off by a selection
of special equipment options. For example, a carbon roof to reduce
weight, among other benefits. M carbon bucket seats for the driver and
passenger, also available as an option, emphasise the racing look of
the new BMW M2.

The world premiere of the new BMW M2 will be in October, followed by
the market launch in April 2023.

*Due to the prototype vehicle status, technical details like fuel
consumption, CO2 emissions etc. will be communicated later this year.

** BMW M2 CS: fuel consumption combined: 10.4 – 9.4
l/100 km [27.2 – 30.1 mpg imp], CO2 emissions combined: 238 – 214 g/km.

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