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With the introduction of the 365 BHP M2 BMW now has a line up of M division cars for everyone, the 3 litre 6 cylinder turbo engine with its power and rear wheel drive set up is one for the purists and after driving it for a short time the car didn't disappoint. The car has professional navigation, full black leather interior, carbon fibre dashboard inserts and a quad exhaust system. The car is wider then the M235i which is still a great car, but the M badge has allowed BMW to produce a much rawer and track biased performance coupe.

The car I drove was the six speed manual, a super slick gearbox and works so well with the car, 0-60 in 4.4 seconds plus with the DCT version an even more rapid 4.2 seconds. Apparently the order books are 50/50. The car is a hoot to drive and some country lanes provided a good test for the car, its set up is firm but still very compliant which is a good news as our roads seem to be getting in a poorer state day by day. The price of the BMW M2 is just over £44,000 or £46,575 for the DCT seven speed auto. With the huge demand, sales of the larger and more powerful M4 are bound to increase. If you can afford to wait and purchase one of the best small performance cars that are on the market then you won't be disappointed.

As I was off to the London Motor show in Battersea this afternoon I travelled light, the D4S was fitted with the 100mm macro lanes and 14-24mm wide angle to the D810, lighting was courtesy of a single SB910 speed light. On a bright sunny Spring day the Long Beach Blue metallic looked stunning against the blue skies and really does look much richer and dynamic in the flesh.

Thank you to Broad Oak Ashford for the use of their M2 demonstrator which is available for test drives, if you are in the market and don't mind waiting then take a look at one of the cars of the year, and a future M Performance car for sure.
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