Not long after releasing a clip of the brand new BMW M4 GTS at Anglesey Circuit in the UK, BMW has dropped a video of the 2016 M2 on the very same race track. Showing off the tail happy nature of the new sports car through some epic cinematography, it’s a fine way to spend over 2 minutes.
The M2 is closely related to the BMW M235i but features a selection of significant upgrades. Starting with the engine, it is a 3.0-litre inline-six cylinder featuring a TwinScroll exhaust manifold-integrated turbocharger. When combined with direct injection, a Double-VANOS system, custom pistons and crank bearings from the M3 and M4, the 2016 BMW M2 pumps out a total of 365 hp at 6500 rpm and 343 lb-ft of torque from as low as 1400 rpm. Those figures represent 45 hp and 13 lb-ft gains over the M235i.