Former Stig Ben Collins Reviews The BMW M2 Coupe

Former Top Gear Stig has left his white tracksuit and helmet aside and after appearing in Fifth Gear’s Series 18, he is now testing cars for Goodwood.

The first review signed by the racing driver was behind the wheel of a McLaren 570s, last week, while the second one is focused around the more docile and cheaper BMW M2 Coupe.

Introduced last fall, the range-topping version of the 2-Series Coupe reminded enthusiasts of the original M3 E30, with its compact size and two-door body style. At its heart, it carries a 3.0-liter twin-scroll inline-six engine, churning out 370 PS (365 HP) and 465 Nm (343 lb-ft) of torque, which sends power to the rear wheels through either a standard 6-speed manual gearbox or an optional 7-speed dual-clutch automatic.

Sprinting from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) takes 4.5 seconds with the manual transmission and 4.3 seconds with the automatic, while top speed is electronically limited to 250 km/h (155 mph), in both cases. Tipping the scales at 1,565 kg (3,450 lbs) with the DCT and 25 kg (55 lbs) more with the manual, the M2 coupe has managed to go around the Green Hell in just 7 minutes and 58 seconds, which makes it 6 seconds slower than its larger sibling, the M4 Coupe.

Does this really matter? Collins is certainly qualified to answer that one, so let’s see what he has to say.


  • Julien Lachemoi

    In 10 years it’ll probably be a car in my money range.

    • 12333444333

      Why does anyone but yourself care to hear about this?

      • Julien Lachemoi

        If a comment bores you, ignore it and move on.

        • alexxx

          often…i get more fun from comments then article…
          well done…

      • Andrewthecarguy

        Why does anyone care about what you think about what JL said??

    • Six_Tymes

      same here

  • pcurve

    despite M4 being 8 inches longer, 1.1 inch wider, 4.7 inch longer wheel base… 4 is only 80lbs heavier. I guess M4 users more exotic materials.

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