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.
Engine: 3-liter turbocharged inline-6
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)