The new BMW M2 Competition, which is due to arrive in SA next month, has broken a new record by cutting a total of 117 bamboo mats in 60 seconds while drifting. Watch the video...
The latest stunt video releases by BMW, which was shot in Cape Town, shows the new BMW M2 Competition drifting around a set with the intention of destroying as many bamboo mats in 60 seconds with the help of a sharp blade attached to the car.
The mats were arranged in semi-circles so that the M2 Competition could slice them while drifting around the course. The video highlights the M2 Competition’s agility and handling capabilities.
“This is a very tricky bit of driving, it is virtually impossible. The demands on the M2 Competition are immense. Every drift has to be performed with absolute precision; there is no room for error. A strong presence and agility naturally help a lot” said stunt coordinator Marc Higgins.
The new BMW M2 Competition is fitted with a straight-6, 3.0-litre twin-turbocharged petrol engine from the M3/M4 with 302 kW and 550 Nm of torque. When equipped with a 7-speed dual-clutch (M-DCT) automatic transmission, the M2 Competition is claimed to sprint from 0 to 100 kph in 4.0 sec, while the 6-speed manual version will reach the benchmark in 4.2 sec. Top speed is limited to 250 kph, but an optional M Driver's Package will take the top speed to a heady 280 kph.
We recently drove the M2 Competition in Spain at its international launch and when it arrives in SA next month you can expect to pay R972 029 for the M2 Competition manual while the M2 Competition M-DCT will be priced from R1 026 505.
Watch our video review of the new BMW M2 Competition below!