BMW M2 Nurburgring Time: 7:58 minutes, 7 seconds faster than E92 M3

BMW M2 | October 13th, 2015 by 12
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The cat is out of the bag. After we’ve heard rumors that the new BMW M2 is faster than the E92 M3 around Nurburgring, now …

The cat is out of the bag. After we’ve heard rumors that the new BMW M2 is faster than the E92 M3 around Nurburgring, now BMW just confirmed that. The M2 runs the Nurburgring in 7:58 minutes, 7 seconds faster than the V8 E92 M3. The BMW 1M ran the Nurburgring in 8:12 seconds, while the M3 CSL ran the same lap in 7:50 seconds. The standard BMW M4 Coupe recorded a lap time of 7:52 minutes. By any standards, the M2 is a fast car and ready for the track.

The new M2 is powered by a  3.0 liter TwinPower Turbo inline six-cylinder (N55B30T0) producing 365 hp @ 6500 RP and 343 lb-ft @ 1400-5560 RPM. An overboost function boosts torque by +26 lb-ft to 369 lb-ft between 1450 – 4750 RPM.

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The redline comes at 7000 RPM. From 0 to 60 mph, the new BMW M2 runs in 4.2 seconds with 7-speed M DCT and Launch Control and 4.4 seconds with the six-speed manual.

Here is where you can find all the BMW M2 info.

 

12 responses to “BMW M2 Nurburgring Time: 7:58 minutes, 7 seconds faster than E92 M3”

  1. Juan Manuel Martinez says:

    Given that Front wheel drive hot hatches and lightly modified Miatas can do the Ring in less than 8 minutes I often wonder if BMW’s test drivers don’t push it too hard on the Nürburgring.

    Yes I know it is a very complex track but I guess that the V8 M3 can do a lap in less than 8 minutes and I wouldn’t be surprised if an independent tester can take the M2 in something closer 7:50

    Luckily cars are more than track times.

  2. mckillio says:

    What did the M4 do it in?

  3. Griffin says:

    Why no M mirrors on this beast???

  4. Indrit Selimi says:

    Very nice car! Wow!

  5. Senne says:

    I don’t understand why the M3 CSL is faster on the ‘Ring… the M2 is way faster 0-62, has more hp, more torque, very good chassis and better torque curve thanks to the turbos…? Yes, the M3 CSL is lighter, but still; a difference of 8 seconds is a lot.

    • Edward Stamp says:

      Do bear in mind though that the Alfa Romeo Gulia Q4 does it in 7:43…

      • Senne says:

        Dude, on every single M2 and M4 GTS article you need to mention “Oh, yes it’s fast. But the AR Gulia does it in 7:43.” WE KNOW IT!!!! If you think that car is so great, good for you. Here at BMW Blog we like BMW and we think, no we KNOW they’ve done a great job with the M2 and M4 GTS! So please let us be and we let you be. Go somewhere else and annoy some people on some AR Blog or something. What is your problem?? Alfa Romeo can’t even build an engine themselves! They have to let Ferrari, a super car brand build it for them. Wow, really impressive. What other parts did Ferrari put in the Giulia? BMW does everything themselves. Just go and do not return on this blog.

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