BMW DTM drivers Timo Glock and Augusto Farfus take the BMW M2 Pace Cars at Laguna Seca for a drifting session. The two M2 cars are being used to guide journalists on the famous track and from time to time they’re offering some hot laps to those interested. The iconic Laguna Seca is currently hosting the international media launch where BMWBLOG already had the chance to track and drift – a bit – the new M2.
The M2’s 370 hp 3.0 liter turbocharged I6 makes it devilishly fast, getting from 0-60 in just over four seconds and its 343 lb-ft of torque (369 lb-ft for temporary overboost) allows it to roast its rear tires on command. The M2 looks great, it’s incredible fun and amazingly fast on the race track.
Based on our experience behind the wheel, the M2 is everything an M car should be and the epitome of the M Division. The M2 brings back memories of when M cars were small, lightweight and agile sports cars that weren’t concerned with outright power or performance but the way they made you feel. The M2 might not be the fastest car in the world, but it makes you feel good and confident and excited.
Put the M2 on a track – in its natural habitat – and the “baby-M” won’t cease to amaze you at every corner. Put a professional driver behind the wheel and the M2 will show its full abilities.
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