One of the de rigeur venues virtually each producer chooses to check their new vehicles, no matter section, is essentially the most demanding monitor on the earth: the Nurburgring Norschleife. Unlike, say, metropolis vehicles or SUVs, although, sports activities vehicles actually belong there – thus it’s solely pure for a few of them to try to publish a quick lap.
One of them is, undeniably, the BMW M2 CS, which was put by means of its paces on the ‘Ring by SportAuto’s Christian Gebhardt.
The expert driver posted a lap time of seven minutes and 42.99, which is corresponding to the 996 era of the Porsche GT3 RS pushed by the legendary Walter Rohrl who did a 7:43.00, in response to FastestLaps. The second era Aston Martin Vantage, authentic Audi R8 V10 and Mercedes-Benz CLK 63 Black Series crossed the end line in 7:43.92, 7:44.00 and seven:45.00 respectively.
As spectacular as it’s, the 7:42.99 lap time posted by the Germans was not fast sufficient to beat the Audi RS Q8 (7:42.25), nor the Porsche Cayman GT4 (7:42.00) or Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 (7:41.27). Perhaps extra telling is the truth that the M2 CS couldn’t go wherever close to the Renault Megane RS Trophy-R, which is the official front-wheel drive king on the Nurburgring, with a time of seven:40.10 posted by Laurent Hurgon.
With the three.0-liter turbocharged inline-six from the M3 and M4, the M2 CS boasts 444 HP (450 PS / 331 kW) and 406 lb-ft (550 Nm) of torque. The engine could be paired to both a six-speed guide or a seven-speed dual-clutch automated transmission, enabling a 0-60 mph (0-96 km/h) acceleration of 4.Zero seconds within the former and three.eight seconds within the latter, whereas in each circumstances high pace stands at 174 mph (280 km/h).