Yesterday, German magazine Auto Zeitung reported on the official time of the new BMW M2 on the Hockenheim short track. Weighing 1520 kilograms, the DCT-equipped M2 ran the standard sprint in 4.2 seconds, while the 0 to 124 mph (200 km/h), the “baby-M” needed only 14.9 seconds. But more impressive was the Hockenheim lap – 1:13.2 minutes. The figure is even more impressive when compared with the limited edition BMW E90 M3 CRT which ran the same circuit in 1:13.6 minutes.
Today, Sport Auto publishes an even better lap time – 1:12.5 minutes. The car weighed 1572 kilograms with no driver. In comparison, the M4 Coupe with a manual transmission lapped the same track in 1:12.8 minutes. The M4 weighed 1615 kg.
The original “baby-M” – the 1 Series M Coupe – had a lap time of 1:14.1 with a weight of 1513 kg. The M235i reported a lap of 1:15.4 minutes with a weight of 1542 kg.
Quicker than the M2 was the Porsche Cayman GT4 with a lap time of 1:10.1 min, while behind the M2 we find cars like the Mercedes-Benz A45 AMG, Audi RS3 and Ford Mustang GT.