Before driving the 2016 BMW M2 on Laguna Seca, MotoMan TV runs through the engineering changes in the transition from BMW M235i to BMW M2. One of the biggest change is the revised N55 3.0 liter six-cylinder engine.

The newly developed, three-liter six-cylinder in-line engine in the new BMW M2 deploys the M TwinPower Turbo technology to develop 272 kW/370 hp at 6,500 rpm (fuel consumption combined: 8.5 l/100 km; CO2 emissions combined: 199 g/km).


The same applies to power delivery. Peak torque of 465 Nm (343 lb-ft) can be increased to as much as 500 Nm (369 lb-ft) in short bursts under overboost. All of which enables the new BMW M2 with optional seven-speed M Double Clutch Transmission (M DCT)** and Launch Control to accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in just 4.3 seconds.

Top speed is electronically limited to 250 km/h (155 mph). And yet, with its M DCT transmission, fuel consumption of just 7.9 liters per 100 km and CO2 emissions as low as 185 g/km, the car is also keen to emphasize its outstanding efficiency.

Here is a review of the engine and some other tech: