• 2016 BMW M2 Dyno Review: How Much HP & Torque Does the Baby M Make? [Video]

    2016 bmw m2 dyno testing

    BMW introduced the 2016 BMW M2 — a worthy successor to the limited-edition 1 Series M Coupe.

    Under the hood of is a new 3.0-liter TwinPower turbocharged 6-cylinder that produces 365 horsepower and 343 lb-ft of torque according to the official specs by BMW. Factor the use of overboost and the torque rises to 369 lb-ft between 1,450 and 7,750 rpm. A choice of a 6-speed manual or 7-speed dual clutch DCT automatic borrowed from the M4 are both available at no extra cost.

    According to BMW, the launch from zero to 60 mph is accomplished in a brief 4.2 seconds. A top speed raised from 155 mph to 168 mph is possible if the M Driver’s Package is ordered.

    Fitted with ultra-light suspension components forged from aluminum, the 2016 M2 boasts a near 50/50 weight distribution and tips the scales at 3,295 pounds. This puts the power to weight ratio at 1.1 horsepower per 10 pounds — meeting the gold standard of 1 hp to 10 pounds. For comparison, TFLcar’s 707 hp Dodge Challenger Hellcat has a power to weight ratio of 1.59; the Alfa Romeo 4C, a bantam weight, 2-seater sports car that weighs 2,465 pounds has a power to weight ratio of 0.96 per 10 pounds.

    BMW and Dodge are notorious for being ultra conservative with their power ratings. A 2016 BMW 340i is rated at 320 hp and 332 lb-ft of torque. Dyno test results for the new 3 Series came back with 371 hp and 378 lb-ft of torque when measured at sea level. Is the 2016 M2 an ambitious overachiever like its cousin? Watch the video to learn the answer.

    Derek Mau
    Derek Mau
    Before becoming an automotive journalist, Derek was diving into engine bays and wiring car audio systems for competitions since high school. Granted, there were a few extra bits and pieces after reassembling everything but nothing ever fell apart on the road. Today Derek applies his enthusiasm and gearhead knowledge into the latest cars, unraveling today's complex automotive technology, and learning the rich history behind classic cars.

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