BMW’s latest M car, the BMW M2, has won the prestigious Australia’s Best Driver’s Car title.
Conducted by the Carsales Network’s editorial brand motoring.com.au, Australia’s Best Driver’s Car (known as ABDC) takes the hottest new performance cars to Tasmania for a solid week of performance driving.
For 2016, 13 finalists competed for the award on some of the best tarmac in Australia, including several roads used for Targa Tasmania; familiar territory for the BMW M2, thanks to its local debut at Targa in April.
After competing for over 1200 kilometres on road, track and drag strip, the motoring.com.au judging panel awarded the rear-wheel drive, six-speed manual transmission-equipped BMW M2 the ABDC title.
"M2 delivers on its promise of being the born-again compact six-cylinder BMW coupe we were waiting for in spades, thanks to a combination of exquisite steering, brakes, handling and, to an extent in this company, real-world ride comfort,” said Mike Sinclair, Carsales Network Editor in Chief.
"Even at the very limit, it's quite forgiving and that instils a sense of connection with a wide range of enthusiast driver types and abilities."
“This award reinforces the incredible all-round capability of the BMW M2,” said Marc Werner, BMW Group Australia Chief Executive Officer. “To take out the ABDC title against top competition – some costing more than twice the M2’s purchase price – is definitely cause for celebration.”