If you’ve been reading BMWBLOG recently, you would have probably seen the Carwow Automotive Olympic Games videos. Competing in such games was the BMW M2, so we already know that Carwow was driving one around. However, Mat Watson’s full review of the M2 has recently just launched and the word is good.
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To be honest, we already know the BMW M2 is a great car. It’s been reviewed countless times by countless publications with nary a bad thing to say about it. But that doesn’t mean it isn’t fun to hear more good things. Which is exactly what we get from this review.
Watson has a blast driving the M2 around an abandoned air field and it looks like a ton of fun. Jealousy-inducing fun. But it also showcases the ease of use for the BMW M2. It’s a friendly car, one that’s approachable at the limit. Try and fling an M4 around at that airfield and you might end up in the cargo bay of a decommissioned plane, if you’re not skilled enough. But Watson simply flings the M2 around and it stays neutral, balanced and safe. You can see how relaxed he is while doing it to, just laughing and smiling at the hilariousness of its slideability. This shows that pushing the M2 to its limit isn’t scary, it isn’t stressful and it likely won’t bite you. That’s how M cars of years past were and it’s refreshing to see that sort of playful quality back in the M Division.
Obviously, there are some drawbacks to the M2, albeit minor ones. The sort of cheap plastics on the underside of the glovebox don’t feel very premium. Customers have to wait over a year for their car to be delivered. There’s also a bit of fakery in the engine noise. However, those are minor quibbles in what is otherwise a brilliant car. The BMW M2 is hands-down one of the best sports cars in the world today, I’d say in the top two or three. If you don’t believe me, check out the grin on Watson’s face as he slides the Bimmer around the track.