[VIDEO] 2023 BMW M2 Impresses Expert Chris Harris

Today, the 2023 BMW M2 earned well-deserved acclaim. Esteemed automotive journalist Chris Harris, a dedicated fan of M2 models from their inception, just unveiled a video evaluation of the G87 BM M2. His reviews command attention, and he starts by discussing the new BMW M2’s design. Then, he delves into the M2’s daily driving experience.

Interestingly, he highlights the synergy between the G87 M2’s six-speed manual transmission and the car’s character. This stands out, as most reviewers have typically lauded the eight-speed automatic. Harris proceeds to address the carbon bucket seats and their associated challenges. However, a key feature of Harris’ reviews is notably absent without his customary track analysis.

The G87 M2 boasts a 3.0-liter inline-six twin-turbo engine, delivering 453 horsepower and 406 pound-feet of torque. It falls just 30 horsepower short of the M3 and M4 models. This engine has a broad peak torque range of 2,650 to 5,870 rpm and a thrilling redline of 7,200 rpm. This ensures explosive acceleration and an exhilarating exhaust note. Additionally, including a standard six-speed manual transmission in the US, a rarity in contemporary sports cars, enhances its appeal to enthusiasts.

Chris Harris finds that the M2’s dynamic and balanced handling is further enhanced by the specifically tuned suspension and other chassis improvements.

For those who prefer an automated transmission, the eight-speed M Steptronic system, standard in some markets like Germany and the UK, is an option. The automatic can accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in 3.8 seconds, slightly quicker than the manual’s 3.9 seconds. Additionally, paddle shifters are available for those who want more control over gear shifting with the automatic transmission.

Beyond its prowess on the racetrack, the 2023 BMW M2 excels as an exhilarating daily driver. It embodies the essence of a true driver’s car, featuring sport seats and the iDrive 8 infotainment system. It also includes a digital dashboard and a host of driver-assistance technologies. The M2’s aggressive aesthetics, including larger air intakes, flared wheel arches, quad exhaust tips, and a rear spoiler, convey its enhanced speed compared to the standard 2-series.

This is a must-watch if you seek a thorough evaluation of the new BMW M2. However, please note that it contains explicit language, so it’s advisable to avoid viewing it with young children.

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