BMW M2 – Modern day M3 E46?

BMW have revealed their new model – the BMW M2. It has 3.0 liter turbocharged straight six engine that produces 375 horsepower and 465 Nm. I like to think of BMW M2 as modern day M3 E46 since they both have similar specs.

The BMW M2 has 32 more horsepower, 100 more Nm and it weighs 70 kilograms less than M3 E46 which suggests me that M2 could be modern day M3 E46. If we look at spec sheets M2 seems to be improved M3 E46 in everyway.

BMW M2 can lap Nurburgring in 7:58 According to BMW, which is 24 seconds faster than the legendary M3 E46 and 7 seconds fast than M3 E92 with 420 horsepower – 45 more than the M2. The new BMW M2 will do 0-100 km/h in 4.5 seconds