M2 review

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    EVO magazine's review of the M2

     
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    Hi Slim_boy_fat

    What did you think?
    Came across that very same clip last night.
    Must admit it does look good, but not quite like the M3/M4.
     
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    I like it. Affordable but I'm pushing 50. May go for a F Type "Jag old man's car" my son's comment he loves the M2 and he wants me to buy it. My son starts driving next year funny that...!
     
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    I have to accept that I'll never be able to afford things like these - I even stopped doing the Lottery, so can't even dream. :oops:
     
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    I like it, but I also like the M1, M3,M4, M5, and M6 . :)
     
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    I just wish they made an M Touring! Nice car though, would love to take one for a spin.
     
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    Nice car for sure. I don't know why there would be lots of people opting for the manual box, the DCT is a no brainer surely?
    Also I don't understand his comment that a benefit of a twin scroll turbo is that its lighter, lighter than what? a Twin turbo? of course it is it's only one turbo but it also doesn't have the performance of 2 turbos. Did I misunderstand his comment?
     
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    I'm debating whether to try and get a 2017 build slot before they sell out completely - and if i can secure one, it'll be the manual i specify.
    I spent 50k miles in an E92 M3 with the DCT 'box and it's good, but it's not as much fun (not as engaging) as a manual when you're manual shifting and frankly it's not as good in 99% of situations as the ZF 8 speed auto (which the M235i is available with, rather than the DCT that's in the M2).

    As regards the turbo, a twin scroll is both lighter and simpler than a conventional twin turbo setup and in moderate power applications it actually exceeds the performance of the equivalent twin turbo setup - as evidenced by the previous 135i, which had less lag and better emissions and economy using the N55 than the N54, whilst producing the same power and torque figures.
     

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