Tested: All-New BMW M2 Is the Ultimate Baby Bimmer

Back in the '70s, BMW invented the compact sports sedan. Thanks to the all-new M2's lean size, tight handling, and monster engine, consider the category re-invented.

When we first met the BMW M2 at the Detroit Auto Show back in January, it was love at first ogle. Finally, a BMW that was getting back to why the world fell in love with the German brand in the first place. It's a pretty simple formula: small size, great handling, and powerful engine. After doing a few laps on the world-famous Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca in Salinas, CA, we spoke with Jose Guerrero, the Project Manager of BMW's M Division. (That's M for "motorsport"—they're the mad geniuses behind the company's most insane cars.) Listen in as he gives Scout the scoop on one of the best driver's cars of the year.

Specs

Engine: 3-liter turbocharged inline-6

Horsepower: 365

Torque: 369 lb-ft @1,450 rpm

Transmission: 6-speed manual

0-60 MPH: 4.2 seconds

Top Speed: 164 mph (governor limited)

Efficiency: 18/26 (city/highway)

MSRP: $52,695

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